A recent U.S. Surgeon General report indicates that one in five children and adolescents will face a significant mental health condition during their school years. Supporting mental health in students can remove barriers to learning and shift focus to the success of the whole child. Hamilton Southeastern Schools define mental health as a person’s overall emotional, psychological, and social well-being (mentalhealth.gov). This differs from mental illness.
The Fall Creek Junior High School counseling team has two licensed school counselors who work with loop with students. That means you will have the same counselor for your entire junior high school experience. Our counselors can assist with crisis intervention, suicide prevention, individual counseling, group counseling, and referrals. However, students and families do not need to be struggling to work with our counselors. Much of their time is spent course planning and building future ready, social-emotional skills like building relationships, communication, problem solving, persistence, and stress management.
HSE Schools also partners with Community Health Network to provide behavioral health services to students on-site in each of our schools. If you are interested in this service please reach out to your child’s school counselor to learn more.
Outside Counseling Resources
Community North School Based Services
Counseling Agencies and Groups
Mental Health Information for Parents
Understanding theTeenage Brain
Suicide Prevention tips for Parents
Transforming Grief to Hope at Brooke's Place.
The death of someone you love can be one of the most difficult experiences of your life. When a child experiences the death of someone significant, his or her feelings and thoughts may become confusing and overwhelming.
Brooke's Place - Transforming Grief into Hope
Connect2Help 211's mission is to facilitate connections between people who need human services and those who provide them. Connect2Help211 serves solely to promote self-sufficiency, change lives and, as a result, improve the quality of life in our communities.
You may also use the HSE Report It! App (available on the Apple App Store and GooglePlay), if you are concerned about the well-being of another student. If you have immediate concerns or are in danger, call 911.