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Project AWARE


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Elizabeth
Allen
Project Manager - AWARE

(520) 525-3441

Phone: (520) 545-2015
2054 East Ginter Road, Tucson, AZ, 85706

OCTOBER 8, 2019 / MODIFIED DEC 14, 2020 09:25 AM

Project AWARE... Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education

Project AWARE offers mental health support and education to Sunnyside students, families, and staff.

AWARE is a team of Mental Health Professionals who offer individual, group and/or family counseling or connections to those services in the community to help address:

  • Uncomfortable and big emotions such as anxiety, grief, depression, and anger
  • Improving self-esteem and self-worth
  • Suicide prevention
  • Identity development
  • Communication and relationships with peers, family members, teachers, etc.
  • Changes in the home including parent separation, divorce, incarceration, deportation
  • Increasing motivation to engage in activities once enjoyed 
  • Improving school performance or attendance
  • Stress and fatigue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Developing achievable future goals

The AWARE Mental Health Professionals are here to support the Sunnyside community in a free, protected, and confidential space.

AWARE also provides professional development trainings across the district to increase mental health awareness and literacy to those who interact with school-aged youth such as suicide prevention and intervention, trauma-informed approaches, social and emotional learning, and de-escalation techniques.


Do you think your child/student is in need of additional help or support?

Contact the school counselor or administrator to discuss interest in a referral to the AWARE team or feel free to contact AWARE by email awareteam@susd12.org or by phone (520)545-2015.

If you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself, CALL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM OR CRISIS RESPONSE CENTER. You may also call one of the 24/7 hotlines listed below.

  • Community Wide Crisis Line (520) 622-6000 or 1-866-495-6735
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741741

Find Project AWARE on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SunnysideAWARE


Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service.