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If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health emergency, please, call 911 or go to the closest emergency room. 

Other resources include:

The National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (English) or 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish) or chat with a live person now.--Free and confidential calls 24/7

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 or visit the Crisis Text Webpage. --Free 24/7 crisis text support

Teen Line: California Youth Crisis line for kids ages 12-24. 1-800-852-8336. Speak with another teen. 6pm-10pm. 

Care Solace

Care Solace is a platform provided by the NMUSD School District to help people in need of mental health services get set up with a provider. If your child is struggling, please, reach out to your School Counselor to help walk you and your child through the Care Solace platform. 

Click below for more details.

Care Solace Website Link


Role of the School counselor

School Counselors work with student in three areas: 

Academics, Social/Emotional and College and Career Readiness

  • We must, at a minimum, hold a Master's Degree in School Counseling
  • Meet state licensure/certification requirements
  • Uphold the American School Counselor Association Ethics and Standards
  • We work with students on supports in Tiered intervention services in academic and social/emotional areas
  • We do classroom guidance lessons. Topics can include: Signs of Suicide Intervention Programs, Schoolinks, our college and career readiness platform, Course Registration, Social/Emotional Supports and others
  • We conduct 1:1 short term counseling, we collaborate with parents, teachers and students to develop strategies for student success and we refer students to more intensive supports when deemed necessary 
  • Work in tandem with School Social Workers, School Psychologists and Administration to build comprehensive supports for students

CDM Counseling Mission Statement

The CDM counseling department’s vision is to help all students achieve their highest potential in academic, personal/social, and career development.  

We believe: 

  • Students are our highest priority.
  • In collaborating with students, educators, families, and community members to promote student achievement. 
  • All students have the right to a safe and nurturing environment. 
  • In the fundamental values of honesty, respect and responsibility and that every student has the right to be heard and treated with dignity. 
  • In providing all students the knowledge of resources and opportunities available at CDM.  

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that: 

  • Serves all students.
  • Assists students with healthy decision making.
  • Is proactive and preventative in design. 
  • Provides intentional guidance curriculum that targets knowledge, skills, and attitudes.  

Contact US

CdMMS School Counselor
Sherry Martinez 
Christina Zimmerman

CdMMS School Psychologist
Chelsie Guerrero 

Counselors are available from 8:00am - 3:30pm. Please contact the counseling office if you would like to make an appointment. (Some appointments may be conducted by Zoom. )