Taylor County Mental Health & Wellness
We understand that a student's emotional and psychological health are vital components of their overall success and happiness. Our comprehensive and compassionate mental health services are designed to nurture the well-being of every student within our esteemed school system. The Taylor County Mental Health team are professionals committed to providing a safe and supportive environment. Through a range of evidence-based programs, counseling sessions, and resources, we aim to promote mental wellness, foster resilience, and equip students with essential coping skills. At the heart of our mission is a genuine concern for each student's journey, ensuring that they have the tools they need to thrive both academically and emotionally.
Taylor County partners with local resources to help provide services to as many students and their families as possible. Below are some of our current partners: Apalachee Mental Health Services: Phone:850-584-5613 Website: https://apalacheecenter.org
A New Dawn, A New Beginning, INC: Phone:850-329-5776 Website: https://www.anewdawnanewbeginning.com Disc Village: Phone:850-223-1003 Website: https://discvillage.org Florida Therapy: Phone:850-878-0494 Website: https://flatherapy.com Panhandle Therapy: Phone:850-674-8888 Website: https://panhandletherapycenter.com
If you are interested in mental services, we can assist you or you can reach out to our partnering agencies directly. If you would like for the school system to assist you with coordinating the services please complete the following form: Mental Health Services Referral Form
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Mental Health Coordinator! Dawna Haswell, LCSW Phone:850-838-2536 Email: email@example.com
If you or anyone you know is facing a mental health crisis, please reach out.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 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 in the United States. · Call: 1-800-273-8255 · Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Love Is Respect: A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, love is respect offers 24/7 information, support, and advocacy to young people between the ages of 13 and 26 who have questions or concerns about their romantic relationships. They provide support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, and other service providers through the same free and confidential services via phone, text, and live chat. · Call: 1-866-331-9474 · Text: Text: “LOVEIS” to 22522 · Website: https://www.loveisrespect.org/
Veterans Crisis Line: 24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones. You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect. · Call: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 · Text: 838255 · Website: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
National Substance Abuse Hotline: The National Rehab Hotline is free and available 24/7/365 to help anyone struggling through a substance use or mental health crisis get immediate help. The crisis hotline specialists can provide resourceful information about alcoholism, drug addiction, and mental health. · Call: 866-210-1303 · Website: https://nationalrehabhotline.org/
SAMHSA National Helpline: SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. · Call: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) · Website: www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
Big Bend 211: Just as you would call 9-1-1 for emergencies, you can call 211 for human service information and assistance. Big Bend 211 is available 24 hours a day. · Call: (850) 617-6333 or 211 · Website: https://211bigbend.org/
In accordance with Florida Statute (6A-1.094121), every school district in the state of Florida is mandated to offer a comprehensive curriculum aimed at fostering youth mental wellness and resiliency. This curriculum, spanning five hours, is designed to cater to students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. It encompasses crucial topics such as character education, personal responsibility, mentorship, critical thinking, problem solving, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. By adhering to this statute, we ensure that our students are equipped with essential knowledge and skills to navigate challenges, promote their mental well-being, and contribute to a healthier and more supportive school environment. The Taylor County Implementation Plan can be reviewed at Me