We support the personal and social development of students in the following ways:

School wide presentations

  • Substance abuse, suicide prevention, bullying, diversity, mental health wellness


  • Self advocacy, personal responsibility, communication, appreciation of individual and cultural differences, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, stress management, mental health wellness
  • Interest inventories, strengths explorer, personality inventories

Counseling groups in the community

Basalt High School has counseling groups dedicated to grief and smoking/vaping cessation. Please talk to your school counselor if you'd like to join.

Mental health referrals

We refer students to the Roaring Fork School Health Centers for mental health assessments, therapy, and help obtaining other mental health services. Craig Farnum, a mental health professional who works at BHS, also holds counseling appointments with students and their families.

Crisis intervention

We work with the following agencies and encourage students and families to contact the following agencies in crisis situations especially when somebody is at risk of hurting themselves.

Aspen Hope Center responds to those in emotional crisis and offers a continuum of comprehensive care. They have a 24-hour confidential Hopeline (925-5858) to ensure that anyone who calls for help reaches an on-call clinician anytime day or night, seven days per week. 

Mind Springs Health provides quality, affordable mental wellness, behavioral change and substance abuse treatment. They have a 24/7 Crisis Line 888-207-4004.

Parent Resources

Family Resource Center

Buddy Program


Marijuana: Fact VS. Fiction

10 Questions Parents Ask FCD (Freedom from Chemical Dependency is the leading international nonprofit provider of school-based substance abuse prevention services)

How To Talk To Your Kids About Drugs If You Did Drugs

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