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American Academy

Helping Your Child with Emotional Health During Covid-19

During this time of uncertainty and upcoming remote learning, we wanted to let you know that American Academy Mental Health staff will available to support students. Starting Monday, March 23, our staff will be available during typical school hours, which are Monday through Friday from 7:35 am until 3:35 pm. You will be able to reach mental health staff by email and phone. Please know the resources at the bottom of this email are available now if needed.
 
If your child would like to schedule a time to meet with any of our staff virtually, please use this link to do so.
  • We will be available during normal work hours 7:35-3:35 and we will do our best to respond to emails within 24 hours. If you have a mental health emergency, please call 911 or seek immediate assistance.
  • We will contact our administration if any major concerns arise to keep them in the loop and seek support/guidance.  We have all contact phone numbers for all staff.
  • We have access to our School Resource Officers.
  • We want to encourage students to utilize Safe2Tell if they are concerned about another student - this is the quickest way to get a response from law enforcement.
  • If we become aware of a crisis situation, we will contact Safe2Tell & provide our names & where we work and then follow up with our SRO and administration to keep them all informed.  
  • Please refer to our Mental Health website pages: AA Mental Health Resources

We understand that this may be a difficult transition and a stressful time for our students. We would like to share some resources you may use to talk with your children. It is important for adults to be open to listening to student worries, letting students know that many people are working to keep everyone safe, and refer them to the school counselor, social worker and school psychologist should the student need additional support. Calm adult reactions will provide a safe, calm, and routine environment for children. To minimize anxiety, it is important to stay up to date on new information reported from reliable sources. The following are some resources you can use and share.  
Below is a list of all mental health staff and their contact information:  
If you or someone you care about needs immediate or crisis support please refer to these resources:
 

Safe2Tell: 1-877-542-7233
Text-a-Tip Link
Colorado Crisis Line: 1-844-493-8255
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
 
We appreciate your flexibility in this unexpected situation.  Thank you for your help, support, and dedication to helping your child succeed.