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The Counselors at Boulder High School are always available to give social & emotional support to all students helping them to persevere through challenging times. Students and/or parents/guardians can make an appointment with their counselor by sending them an email or calling the counseling desk at 720-561-5351.  Students can also drop in to speak with the counselor-on-duty before or after school, during an off period, or during lunch, preferably not during class so as to not miss instructional time. Go to Meet Our Counselors page for counselor contact information and office hours.

BHS Student Handbook: Counseling-Mental Health

School-based Interventionists

Boulder High School works in partnership with Boulder County Mental Health to provide intervention and prevention services at school. For more information, please visit or contact one of our school-based interventionists:

  • Purnima Jagtap, Mental Health Partners - 720-561-2222;
  • Alexa Waller, Prevention Interventionist - 720-561-xxxx;

Most adolescents experience positive mental health, but one in five has had a serious mental health disorder at some point in their life.  Problems with mental health often start early in life. In fact, half of all mental health problems begin by age 14. The good news is that promoting positive mental health can prevent some problems from starting. For young people who already have mental health disorders, early intervention and treatment can help lessen the impact on their lives.

Mental health disorders can interfere with regular activities and daily functioning, such as relationships, schoolwork, sleeping, and eating.  If you feel your child is experiencing a mental health concern talk to your school counselor or nurse, or find additional resources at Mental Health Partners.

If you or your child is experiencing a mental health crisis call: 1-844-493-TALK

In the case of a life threatening emergency, call 911


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If there is immediate threat to your child or others call call 911 immediately.

Safe2Tell Colorado:
Call 1-877-542-SAFE (7233)

Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family, or your community.

Colorado Crisis Services:
Call 1-844-493-8255 
or Text "TALK" to 38255

Use for immediate support during a mental health crisis.

Walk-in Crisis Center at:
3180 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301 (map), 303-443-8500
Mental Health Partners are available EVERY DAY - 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year

National Drug Helpline:
Call 1-844-289-0879

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Call 1-800-273-8255

BVSD Counseling Information