Nationally, 1 in 5 children age 13 to 18 live with a mental health condition according to The Village.
In hopes to combat some of the issues our kids face – The Village which is a family service center and the Souris Campus Alternative High School are working together.
Once a week a mental health counselor will be in the school for teens to talk to.
This counselor can assess student needs, create a treatment plan, and determine ways to address the issue.
“It’s important to have support wherever it is or whatever it will look like so I think it’s great that schools are wanting to have a collaboration with mental health therapists,” said Angele Curtis, The Village Clinical Counselor.
Therapy sessions can be weekly or bi-weekly.
And, services are also available for faculty and staff.