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Mental Health Resources

School-based mental health services are delivered by trained mental health professionals who are employed by schools, such as school psychologists, school counselors, school social workers, and school nurses. By removing barriers such as transportation, scheduling conflicts and stigma, school-based mental health services can help students access needed services during the school-day. Children and youth with mental health needs are of high importance at Lake Local Schools.

Early identification and effective treatment for children and their families can make a difference in the lives of children with mental health conditions. We must take steps that enable all schools to increase access to appropriate mental health services

Local Resources:

Suicide Prevention Coalition 

Counselors are available 24 hours/7 days a week/365 days a year. If you or someone you know are in crisis, please immediately contact us.

Youth Suicide Prevention 

There is no single cause of suicide. No one cause or event makes a person suicidal. Suicide is a result of multiple stressors that make an individual feel out of control, trapped or unable to change what is happening. 

Parent Resources:  If you’re worried your child may need help or might try to hurt themselves, trust your instinct. 

Student Resources:  If one of your classmates seems sad, lonely or depressed, or if you’re generally concerned the emotional health of yourself or another young person, we can help. 

Care Network  

Stark County residents can access behavioral health services regardless of their ability to pay through the Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) Care Network. StarkMHAR funded service providers accept various insurance programs, Medicare and Medicaid. Stark residents that are not covered by one of those options can receive services. Their ability to pay for those services will be determined by their income and could be fully subsidized by StarkMHAR. 

Children of parents who who talk to their teens about drugs are up to 50% less likely to use. A majority of substance-free adolescents credit their parents for the decision not to use illegal substances.

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