Coming Together for Mental Health

Students are at a Crossroads

Adolescence is a crucial period for developing healthy social and emotional habits. Many of our students are already investing in friendships, spending time with trusted adults, and prioritizing exercise, sleep and a healthy diet -- behaviors we know bode well for their future. 

At the same time, anxiety, depression, and addiction are crippling teens at accelerated rates. Disordered eating, self-harm and suicide are but a few of the symptoms, hidden in plain sight, of the complex problems that leave young people vulnerable and despairing.

Choosing a Better Response

As a community of committed Christians, we must take the mental health and well-being of our students seriously. To evaluate our own social and emotional habits too, and model appropriate boundaries and self-care while we support our students through adolescence and into adulthood.

These have been priorities since the inception of our school. Today’s challenge is to raise our level of awareness and response. Let's come together at these important events to learn more about creating mentally and emotionally healthy spaces at Valor and our extended community.


Leading Us Toward Wellness

Meet Lindsey Ervin, Valor’s new Social-Emotional Services Coordinator. Ms. Ervin is a licensed mental health professional responsible for designing and implementing a skills-based, school-wide model for preventing, intervening in, and responding to student mental health concerns.

Read Lindsey's note to parents »

Additional Resources

In a life-threatening emergency, always call 911.

Mental Health Crisis Resources
Colorado Crisis Services
Text TALK to 38255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

For students to report concerns about a friend