Mental Health & Crisis Resources

Mental Health  

Everyone Reacts Differently to Stressful Situations:
How you respond to stress can depend on your background, your social support from family or friends, your financial situation, your health and emotional background, the community you live in, and many other factors.  

Life is full of unpredictable changes.  Some can be exciting and motivating, while others can lead to increased stress, poor health and anxious feelings.  Stress is an automatic physical, mental and emotional response to challenging events.  It's a normal part of everyone's life, including the lives of children.  Signs of Stress in Children 

Castle Rock Schools offers counseling services for students free of charge.  Listed below are the District's counselors. 

Castle Rock School District’s  Support Services: 

Julie Johnson, School Psychologist
[email protected]

Garrett DeGraaff, High School Counselor
[email protected]

Tricia Duus, Middle School Counselor
[email protected]
Visit Mrs. Duus' Webpage

Brian Hoffman, Elementary School Counselor
[email protected]

Leilani Grasser, District Social Worker
[email protected]

Clark and Cowlitz County Mental Health Agencies 


Suicide Prevention   

(District Policy 2145)

Are you concerned someone else might be at risk of suicide?
This person is fortunate you’re paying attention.
Here are five easy steps you can take to help:

1. Look for warning signs. Some common warning signs of suicide risk
are listed on page 12.

2. Show you care. This looks different depending on who you are and your
relationship, but let the person know you have noticed something has
changed and it matters to you. If appropriate, let them tell you how
they’re feeling and why.

3. Ask the question. Make sure you both understand whether this problem
is about suicide. “Are you thinking about suicide?”

4. Restrict access to lethal means. Help the person remove dangerous
objects and substances from the places they live and spend time.

5. Get help. This person may know who they want to talk to (a therapist,
their guardian, their partner). You can also call the National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-273-8255.

Full Suicide Prevention Plan (Washington State DOH)

FAMILY RESOURCES:  Parent And Teen Vector Art, Icons, and Graphics for Free Download

Family Resources Click Here
Developmental -Responses to Grief 
Wild Grief:  nonprofit organization out of Olympia 

Local Resources