School-Based Mental Health

The school-based mental health approach provides services to students who are exhibiting difficulty in the areas of academics, behavior, and/or attendance.  These problem areas can relate to deeper concerns involving substance abuse, mental health, or emotional/social issues.

Common indicators that a youth is in need of assistance are:

  • Drop in grades
  • Change of friends
  • Withdrawal from family or school
  • Unexplained physical injuries
  • Aggressive acting out
  • Change in mood
  • Defiance of authority at home, school, community
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Drug or alcohol use

School-Based Mental Health Services

The following school-based mental health services available:

  • Classroom Observations
  • Brief, Solution-Focused Individual counseling (Students, Family, or Staff)
  • Teen Intervene© Curriculum for substance use concerns
  • Group counseling 
  • Psycho-education presentations/consultations
  • Referrals to ongoing, outpatient mental health services
  • Referrals to community-based services
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assessments

Please call 608-785-7000 (option 2) for more information about these services or to schedule a consultation with our School-Based Mental Health Coordinator on how these service can be implemented in your school.