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Mental Health & Wellness

Mental health 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 choices. There are many different types of mental health services available for Flagler Schools students.

Every Flagler Schools student has access to mental health services, either through their health insurance, Medicaid, or the Full Service Schools (FSS) grant. Families with insurance should contact their insurance company to determine who their providers are. If the student is uninsured, families are encouraged to apply for benefits from Medicaid. If your student is in need of counseling services, please reach out to your student's school counselor.  Contact information can be found on the particular school's website.

The primary reason to use Medicaid rather than the FSS grant is that many of our families qualify for Medicaid benefits, which provide long-term therapeutic coverage for counseling. Another reason is refusal of services by families. Only under specific conditions can we require involvement in mental health services, and if the student is not a willing participant or supported by the family, the services are ineffective.

Mental Health Resources

If you feel your child is having a behavioral health emergency, they may harm themselves or someone else please immediately call 911.

Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services (CINS/FINS)

Program open to children ages 6–17 and their families. Program for runaways, habitually truant, ungovernable, or homeless.

  • 386-236-3111

Crisis Triage and Treatment Unit at SMA (Stewart Marchman Act)

24/7 local crisis response team that cares for people 25 and under in Flagler County who are feeling depressed, alone, suicidal, or bullied. Professionals who provide emergency screening and admission to mental health crisis stabilization drug abuse detoxifications and/or referral to other services

  • 800-539-4228

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Flagler County

Nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

  • 904-927-7404

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

24/7 crisis support that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in crisis.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration      

Provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups and community-based organizations for substance abuse and mental health services.

  • 800-662-4357

Contact Us

For additional information about the mental health services available to Flagler Schools families, please call the Student Services Department at 386-437-7526.