Summer wellness series for families and other mental health resources

Summer brings joy for many students as they play outside, participate in camps and activities and travel to exciting places. For others, summer can be difficult, as daily interaction with peers, teachers, and counselors is paused. 

Poudre School District values mental health and belonging year-round, and provides information about mental health resources as a community service; making it publicly available does not constitute an endorsement of any business, organization, or resource. 

Please see below for mental health resources. You can find information about activities, free meals, student health center hours, summer learning and more community resources in this Summer Opportunities news item. 


Summer Mental Wellness Series

alt""Free DBT Skills Trainings for Families and Students

Mental health professionals from PSD and Imagine by Northpoint are offering two series of trainings for parents, students and families about life skills and strategies that they can incorporate to live their best lives.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy trainings focus on four core skill sets: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal skills. Those who attend will learn concrete skills on how to problem solve by utilizing the four core skills of DBT.

The June Series on parenting skills will be held June 13, 20 and 27.

July Series for families will be held July 11, 18 and 25.

The free trainings will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Imagine by Northpoint, 3800 Automation Way, Suite 102, in Fort Collins. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 

For questions, contact Tiffany Dillon at or 970-t580-0015. 


Resources, Spaces of Belonging and Ways to Connect

  • CAYAC (Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Connections), 425 W. Mulberry St., Suite 112, Fort Collins | 970-221-3308 | CAYAC website
    Helps Larimer County youth 24 and younger (and their families) find mental health and behavioral health support.


  • Colorado 2-1-1: The 2-1-1 database includes behavioral health and mental health resources for families. Call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211. 




  • Heartbeat support group for people grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide offered free of charge the first Tuesday and third Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, email



  • Northern Colorado Resource Guide: This 47-page resource guide includes information about local enrichment activities, social and emotional development resources, and support for basic needs. The guide, updated in early 2023, can help you help find programs to support basic needs, as well as crisis counseling, substance use and abuse. PSD is sharing this guide as a community service; making it publicly available does not constitute an endorsement of any business, organization, or resource. 


  • SummitStone Community Crisis Center, 1217 Riverside Ave., Fort Collins | 970-494-4200 | SummitStone website 
    Provides 50+ services related to mental health and addiction orders for people of all ages. 


  • TAC 212 (teen activity center), 212 W. Mountain, Fort Collins | open Tuesdays-Saturday, 2-8 p.m. |
    An inclusive place for 13-18 year olds to make community connections. A drug and alcohol free space - teen made, adult supported! Mental health resources available. 


  • Yarrow Collective - A complete list of support group offerings is on the Yarrow Collective website
    • ECHO is a free, drop-in, mental health support group for 14- to 18-year-olds, facilitated by trained peer facilitators. The group meets every 5-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Matthews House Youth & Family Center, 415 Mason Court #1, Fort Collins.   
    • Seed Circles is a free community circle for 14- to 18-year-olds that creates a connection to self and community while exploring identity and life with curiosity and compassion. Registration is required for the 8-week summer sessions. The program will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Fridays June 16-Aug. 4 at TAC212, 212 W. Mountain Ave. in Fort Collins. Register for Seed Circles.  


Crisis Services


  • Behavioral Health Crisis Center, 217 Riverside Ave., Fort Collins,  offers assessments between 8 a.m. and midnight to anyone who may be experiencing a self-defined behavioral health crisis.


  • Colorado Crisis Services offers free and confidential 24/7 access to crisis clinicians and peer specialists to support you or a loved one. 


  • Safe2Tell is a free, confidential reporting to law enforcement and school security and administrators about many topics, from suicidal ideation to bullying to school threats and more.