• Call 1-800-273-8255
    Available 24 hours everyday

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

     
       Get help today! Call 1-866-846-5588
    Available 24 hours everyday
        
     
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    Please go to Local Resources for a list of local providers that are providing services via a virtual services platform AND are taking new clients during this time of social distancing and quarantine.

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  • SCHOOL AND LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

     

    DISC VILLAGE, INC.

    DISC Village Health and Wellness 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.

    Health and Wellness Specialists will be available to meet with students via a virtual services platform.

    • Virtual Services can be accessed through: https://discvillage.securevideo.com/book
      • Link is also available on DISC Village Website – “schedule virtual session” button top right corner
    • If you are unable to connect virtually, please contact:
      • Health and Wellness Services: 850.574.6240
      • Health and Wellness Program Supervisor: 850.510.1793
      • Director of Youth Services: 850.510.1042

     

    2-1-1

    Call 2-1-1 for human service information and assistance; available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and information & referrals. You do not have to be in crisis to call, there is no eligibility criteria, and our services are free.  

     

    Mobile Response Team (MRT)

    1-800 -342-0774

     

    The MRT is a 24/7 on-call crisis intervention service provided through Apalachee Center, Inc. MRT provides emergency behavioral health assessment, and diversion alternative to inpatient treatment when appropriate.

     

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Knowing Signals Campaign

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    Neighborhood Medical Center, the Foundation for Leon County Schools and Leon County Schools have parterned to produced two exceptional public service announcements designed to engage our studentss and parents on the subject of mental health assistance. We invite the community to learn how to listen out for the signals that are being sent everyday. Together we can work to end the stigma and help provide a pathway towards resources. 

    The commercials feature Leon County School's students. 

District Contacts

Mental and Behavioral Health Support Services

  • The School District of Leon County keeps the safety of students at the forefront by providing behavioral and emotional supports for students and families to ensure success.

    Our mental health initiatives consist of a continuum of supports for student mental health 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.

Important Resources

Mental Health Resources