Collier County Public Schools continually works to improve the quality of mental health care for students by identifying evidence-based interventions and providing effective strategies for implementing and supporting their delivery. Collaborations with our numerous community partners is focused on prevention, early intervention, treatment, and the coordination of efforts to best meet the mental health needs of children and adolescents. The CCPS Mental Health Webpage is designed to provide educational information and the resources available to support students, families, and staff.
Mental health and well-being includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make everyday choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Mental health problems are common and affect everyone regardless of culture, race, ethnicity or gender. Half of all mental health disorders begin before a person turns 14 years old, and three-quarters of mental health disorders begin before age 24.
Unfortunately, less than 20% of children and adolescents with diagnosable mental health problems receive the treatment they need. Early mental health support can help a child before problems interfere with other developmental needs.
Mental Health Awareness
SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, risk factors associated with suicide may include mental disorders such as depression, previous suicide attempts, a barrier to accessing mental health treatment, physical illness and feelings of hopelessness or isolation. Those who need help, including children, can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free an confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We Care: Suicide Prevention
Note: Individual private practitioners who provide mental health services for children, adolescents, families, and adults may be
foundin the local telephone directory and the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida Directory.
Note: Individual private practitioners who provide mental health services for children, adolescents, families, and adults may be found in the local telephone directory and the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida Directory.
Dena Landry, Ed.D, NCSPCoordinator of Psychological Services(239) 377-0521
LandryDe@collierschools.comCaroline Brennan, MSW, LCSW
Supervisor, Mental Health Supports and Social Emotional Learning(239) 377-0531
BrennaCa@collierschools.comStephen McFaddenCoordinator of School Counseling K-8(239)-377-0517
Allison FerraroCoordinator of School Counseling 9-12