Counseling Office

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis (such as suicidal thoughts), or need help dealing with one, call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.

Wheat Ridge Walk-in Center (Open 24/7)   

Tips to keep your child safe: What do I need to know about youth suicide?

Judi's House Grief Group for Mandalay Middle School Students

The Mandalay Mental Health Team will be offering a grief support group through Judi's House starting in early March. Judi's House is an organization that will provide a weekly support group for grieving students who have been impacted by the death of a loved one. The small group, led by a therapist from Judi's House, will meet with 6-8 students weekly during club time.

If you have a student that you think may be interested and benefit from this grief support group, please contact Tina Lonardo

                                                             303-982-9065 or

Want to Talk to a School Counselor? Submit a Request Form:

(This form is NOT monitored outside school hours (after 4pm on weekdays, weekdays or during school breaks) If you have an immediate safety concerns during one of those times, use one of the following crisis resources:


Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline dial 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Jefferson Center for Mental Health (303) 425-0300

Meet the School Counselors

Ron Ehnes

6th-8th grades A-L

504 coordinator  

Direct/VM- 303- 982- 9771

Hello, I am Ron Ehnes (Mr. E) and I will be the counselor for all grades with last name A-L. This is my 13th year as a counselor and 8th here at Mandalay. I am excited to support our students and they navigate middle school and prepare for high school. Feel free to contact me via the email or phone listed above.

Tina Lonardo: 

6th-8th grades M-Z

504 coordinator 

Direct/VM- 303-982-9065

Emily Rettler

Social Emotional Learning Specialist

GT Building Coordinator

Sources of Strength Advisor

 Direct/VM- 303-982-0445