Mental wellness includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act and our ability to learn. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Flagler Schools recognizes the importance of the overall mental wellness of our students. Flagler Schools has developed an organized system of services for addressing the mental wellness of all students. The approach works to identify, assess, intervene, treat, and monitor the recovery of students.

Flagler Schools has a team of personnel with specific roles to support students according to their identified needs which include school counselors and school psychologists. Mental health counselors and clinical social workers are available to provide clinical services to identified families who meet certain diagnostic criteria. Additionally, Flagler Schools maintains ongoing partnerships with community agencies for referral of additional mental health services. These agencies provide services such as counseling, psychiatric care, case management, crisis support and substance abuse counseling.  Agency providers are reviewed on an ongoing basis to determine if additional services are needed, as well as monitoring the connection rate to families to evaluate the quality of service received.

This year we have made additional efforts to use our social media platforms to combat the negative stigma of mental health services and share Mental Wellness Minutes. These are video vignettes with a mental health theme, designed to bring awareness to mental wellness and the resources available to Flagler students. If you would like more information regarding the mental wellness supports that Flagler County Schools has to offer please visit our website at or call the Office of Student and Community Engagement at (386) 437-7526 ext.1265.