The District has trained both staff and community members in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and symptoms of mental health problems in adolescents, build understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teach individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.
The District has partnered with local mental health agencies to offer school-based mental health therapy to students. Many insurance policies, including Medicaid, pay for school-based therapy, but some do not. For more information about how to access school-based mental health therapy, contact your school counselor or administrator.
The school district cares about our student’s mental health. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, there is help available. Your school counselor is there to help or you may also go to a local emergency room. The following number is the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).