Mental Health Resources

  • Mental Health Resources

    The goal of this webpage is to provide our students, parents, and community with resources related to mental health services. Managing one's mental health is an essential part of a student's wellbeing and success. Mental health often has a negative connotation. But we all have to take care of our mental health, just like our physical health.  Being aware of mental health resources and support can help students in times of need or crisis. Please review the resources and frequently asked questions below.

    If you or someone you know is in a crisis, you can call a free helpline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741-741, or call 911. The crisis line is available 24/7.

    Visit Safe2Say or download the app on your phone. 
    Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches young people and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially on social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late.

    If there is a medical emergency, call 911.  

    In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to be operated through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. As the country transitions to this easy-to-remember, three-digit number, SAMHSA is focused on efforts to strengthen and expand the existing Lifeline network—providing the public with easier access to lifesaving services. The Lifeline currently helps thousands of people overcome crisis situations every day. The 988 dialing code will be available nationally for call, text, or chat beginning on July 16, 2022.

    Mental Health Resources 
    Mental Health Resources for Children and Adolescents in Schuylkill County This resource guide includes outpatient therapy information, Student Assistance Program (SAP) overview, Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS), Family Based Mental Health Services (FBMHS), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST), Community School-Based Behavioral Health (CSBBH), Early Intervention, Drug and Alcohol and more. 

    Mental Health Resources through PA 211 such as local counseling and support, advocacy, housing, income and benefits, intervention and evaluation, and severe mental health disorders. You can text your zip code to 898-211 for resources or dial 211 for free information.

    Suicide Prevention Resources
    There are Resources for Youth related that can help students who are struggling and need help. This site can help students and parents/guardians figure out ways to ask for help, understand warning signs and make a crisis plan.

    Whether you have had a recent history with an attempt or your experience was in the past, Lifeline is available for support, 24/7. Learn more about Attempt Survivors and ways to find support.

    Support Groups for Mental Illness
    National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) can be contacted for mental health resources or support groups in the surrounding areas. NAMI Berks County also has active free classes and support groups for families. Call the NAMI hotline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or text "NAMI" to 741741.

    Pine Grove Area Counselors and Social Workers
    Another great resource if you have questions about mental health resources is to contact one of our counselors.

    Mrs. Michelle Brand, Elementary Guidance Counselor

    Mrs. Melynda Cochran, Elementary Crisis Intervention Counselor

    Mr. Jason Albon, Middle School Guidance Counselor

    Miss Rochelle Myers, Middle School Crisis Intervention Counselor

    Mr. Dave Shiffer, High School Guidance Counselor

    Mrs. Breanna Sattizahn, High School Guidance Counselor

    Mr. Sean Lyons, Elementary/Middle School Social Worker

    Mrs. Kerri Clauser, High School Social Worker


    If there is someone that you as a parent or teacher suspect may be struggling academically or with their mental health, you can also use the Student Assistance Program (SAP) Referral Form.


Mental Health Services

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Mental Health Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am concerned about my child's behavior. Who can I talk to?

  • Is there support for those that have lost a loved one to suicide?

  • What are the warning signs of suicide?

  • My student needs support for their mental health, where can I find resources?