Admin

School Mental Health Resources



Our school counselor is Katherine Hammond.  She can be reached at (239) 334-6205 or via email: KatherineMH@LeeSchools.net

Our school social worker is Shamara Nichols.  She can be reached at (239) 334-6205 or via email: ShamaraAN@leeschools.net


Why is mental health important to education?

Mental health is directly related to children’s learning and development. It encompasses or intersects with interpersonal relationships, social-emotional skills, behavior, learning, academic motivation, certain disabilities, mental illness, crisis prevention and response, school safety and substance abuse. Each of these issues affects not only the success and well-being of the individual student but also the school climate and outcomes for all students.

 

What are school-based mental health services?

School-based mental health services include a broad spectrum of assessment, prevention, intervention, postvention, counseling, consultation, and referral activities and services. These services are essential to a school’s ability to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for all students, address classroom behavior and discipline, promote students’ academic success, prevent and respond to crisis, support students’ social-emotional needs, identify and respond to a serious mental health problem, and support and partner with at-risk families. Ideally, school-based services dovetail with community-based services so that children and youth receive the support they need in a seamless, coordinated, and comprehensive system of care.

 

School Mental Health Teams

School mental health teams (SMHT) are multi-disciplinary teams that will meet regularly (weekly preferred) to discuss students that have been identified with social-emotional or mental health concerns. The team uses data-based decision making to support student mental health through selective and indicated interventions. Well-functioning school mental health teams facilitate the maximum impact of a comprehensive school mental health system. They serve as the organizing structure for a tiered system of school mental health supports and services. High functioning teams capitalize on the multi-disciplinary resources within a school and community to achieve the greatest outcomes for students, families, and the school community.

Link to Mental Health and Wellness Portal on district site

 

https://www.leeschools.net/student_services/mental_health_and_wellness_portal



 Counseling Resources

Lee County

Sliding Scale/Medicaid accepted

 

Organization

 

Services/Issues

Phone

Website

Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT)

Domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and human trafficking

239-939-3112

http://www.actabuse.com/

Child Advocacy Center

Physical or sexual abuse and trauma

239-939-2808

http://www.cac-swfl.org/

Crossroads

 

Addictions treatment and recovery

863-674-5012

239-354-1428

https://crossroadsnaples.org/

David Lawrence Center

 

Mental health and substance abuse

239-455-8500

239-572-9070

https://davidlawrencecenter.org/

Delta Family Counseling

Play therapy, bereavement, adoption, family counseling

239-540-1155

https://deltafamilycounseling.com/

Devereux (Foster Care Families)

behavioral health, child welfare, and intellectual/developmental disabilities

239-690-5200

http://www.devereux.org/

 

Direct Access

Mental health

239-652-0260

https://directaccessathome.com/

Elite DNA

Mental health

239-223-2751

https://elitedna.us/

Lee Health Behavioral Health Center

Mental health

239-343-6050

239-343-5811

http://www.leehealth.org/behavioral-health/

Lutheran Services

Mental health

239-278-5400

https://www.lsfnet.org/children-families/counseling-services/

SalusCare

Initial screening, outpatient/community-based, and residential mental health

239-275-3222

https://www.saluscareflorida.org/

Sinfonia Family Services

Mental health and substance abuse

239-208-9449

None

United Way Helpline and Referral Service

All

211 or

239-433-3900

https://www.unitedwaylee.org/

Grief Support

HOPE Healthcare - Cape Coral

Lehigh

Grief and loss

 

239-656-3241

239-415-7219

https://www.hopehcs.org/

Valerie’s House

 

Grief and loss

239-478-6734 239-841-9186

https://www.valerieshouseswfl.org/

 

The School District of Lee County does not endorse any of the organizations listed above. This list is provided as a guide to assist you. Please note this list does not contain all available services or guarantees services are still available.