Mental Health Interventions
Student services works with our counseling and social worker staff to support the social and emotional needs of our students.
Please call your student’s school to connect with the staff there.
If you need Immediate Assistance, please see the resources below.
- NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314
- The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency.
- Crisis Text Line: Text GOT5 to 741741.
- An anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy.
- SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
- Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
- Domestic Violence: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
- Advocates are available 24/7 to talk to anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, looking for information or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- If your life or someone else's is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call.
- National Institute of Mental Health: 1-866-615-6464
The district offers the services of many professionals to address the needs of our students. The staff is comprised of school counselors, school social workers, mental health professionals and clinicians (staff) who work in concert with our students to address social emotion and academic needs.
The staff uses their professional training in schools in order to support student academic success and mental health. Through our program of developmental, preventive, remedial, and responsive services, the staff addresses academic development, career development, personal/social development, and social and emotional competency.
Below is a description of the typical services provided. Variations in services may occur based on grade level and the needs of the individual student. Counseling is a confidential relationship in which the staff meets with students individually and in small groups to help them resolve or cope constructively with challenges and developmental concerns. Typical issues addressed in counseling:
- Family issues (e.g., conflict, divorce, abuse)
- Peer pressure
- School-related stress
- Career indecision
- Student conferences
- Crisis intervention
- Follow-up from discipline interventions
- Anger management
- IEP related issues
- Academic issues
For school-specific interventions, please call your school and ask for the counselor. You may also call 315-341-2014 and ask for the Director of Student Services.