• Mental Health Support Services

    It is part of the mission and vision of Leon County Schools to keep the safety of students at the forefront, and provide mental, behavioral, and emotional support for students and families to ensure educational success and overall wellness. 

    Our mental health initiatives consist of a continuum of support for student mental health and wellness within the Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) model. School-based mental health service providers, teachers, support staff, parents and community-based mental health professionals collaborate to develop plans and identify strategies and interventions to support student needs.

    In addition, school and district staff participate in ongoing training in youth mental health to recognize, understand, and provide initial support to students who are in distress or who may be developing a mental health or substance-use disorder and help connect them to the appropriate care.

    SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES (Contact your student's school for more information on school-based support)

    • School Psychologists 
    • School Counselors 
    • School Social Workers 
    • DISC Village Health and Wellness Specialists - Disc Village Specialists offer students a safe and supportive environment to discuss personal struggles related to Behavioral Health through the New Horizons program.  The program works to increase effective communication, anger management, and decision-making skills while offering support in a time of crisis.  Contact your child's school counselor to make a referral to the New Horizons program at your child's school.  Other youth services include:

Mental Health Resources

District Contacts

  • Tonja Fitzgerald
    Divisional Director, Health, Wellness & Student Services

    850.487.7309 Office

    Ashley Anderson, LCSW
    District Threat Management Coordinator, Health, Wellness & Student Services  

    850.487.7318 Office

    Krystal Baker, LMHC
    Licensed Mental Health Professional, Health, Wellness & Student Services    

    850.487.7133 Office

    Tia Legree, LMHC
    Licensed Mental Health Professional, Health, Wellness & Student Services  

    850.487.7121 Office


Important Resources

Mental Health Articles

  •   Dangers of the Virtual World

    Dangers of the Virtual World

    Technology is an unavoidable part of everyday life. One Tallahassee father is working to raise awareness about the potential dangers of its intensifying grip on today’s youth.

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