School Mental Health Services(SMHS) are designed to overcome the barriers that students, parents, and teachers face in overcoming mental health challenges by offering school-based access to trained mental health professionals and peer support. SMHS serves Arlington, Blair, Conestoga, Elmwood-Murdock, Fort Calhoun, Louisville, Plattsmouth, and Weeping Water in Cass and Washington Counties. 

It’s okay to talk about it. 

Let’s overcome the stigma.

It takes a village. 

Get the support you need.

Help us all work together.

Increase awareness.

All for ONE

We all need to hear this: It’s okay to ask for help. 

We don’t have to fight our battles alone. We can support each other.

It takes us working together to create a safe space for Mental Health Awareness.

Working together to create brighter futures.

School Mental Health Services is a program designed to overcome increasing behavioral and mental health challenges in our schools. By working together and supporting one another, parents, teachers, and mental health service providers provide access to trained professionals and break the stigma that stops our students from asking for help.

Our program serves students in Arlington, Blair, Conestoga, Elmwood-Murdock, Fort Calhoun, Louisville, Plattsmouth, and Weeping Water in Cass and Washington Counties.

The right support for each unique student.

SMHS implements a three-tier system so that students can receive the right kind of support for their unique circumstances. The first tier lays the foundation for mental health awareness and education. Teachers will do their part to give their students the knowledge necessary to understand why emotional support is so important and that help is available when needed. 

Tiers two and three offer a safe space for group therapy so peers can meet common goals together, and access to one-on-one therapy for students that will benefit more from the support of a mental health professional.

Parent-to-parent support from trained mentors.

Parents need support, too. SMHS provides the opportunity for parents to receive guidance and companionship from trained mentors that have lived through similar experiences with their own children. The program supplements our Parent Peer Mentoring Program with support group events that offer a safe space to talk and know that they are not alone.

Learn more about the program. 

Complete the form below to get more information about the School Mental Health Services Program or to find out how to get help. 

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please reach out to the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988.