MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
Breaks from school are a great way for students to recharge. However, this can also be a time when students are more isolated and have more mental health concerns.
- National Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Clermont County Crisis Hotline: 513-528-SAVE (7283)
NOTE: Call 911 or go to the emergency department if you or your child is experiencing a medical emergency, a life-threatening mental health crisis, or are directed to go there by a medical provider.
Over the past two and a half years, our district has greatly increased both resources and staff to support social emotional learning and mental health wellness. The current pandemic has increased our needs in this area. We are grateful to have such a comprehensive system of support and to be able to provide such a high quality level of therapy through our school-based services.
Will Cates, Mental Health Coordinator, oversees all of the district's mental health services and he serves as the liaison to outside agencies. He also provides direct individual mental health psychotherapy, mobile crisis support, risk assessments, and staff and community training around mental health signs, symptoms, and strategies.
Our Mental Health Interventionists provide direct individual mental health psychotherapy, prevention, social groups, and risk assessments. They also provide support to staff around mental health signs, symptoms, and strategies to enable them to support social emotional needs within the classroom.
Here is a list of Milford's Mental Health Interventionists:
McCormick Elementary - Jennifer Cooper
Meadowview Elementary - Chandler Gray
Mulberry Elementary - Andrea Derossett
Seipelt Elementary - Katlyn Morrison (Katlyn also runs the High School's Nicotine Intervention Program)
Milford High - M.J. Ostrowski
Milford High School Flight Program - Michelle Jeffcott-Pera
Additionally, the District contracts with both Child Focus through a Clermont County Mental Health Grant, as well as The Children's Home of Cincinnati to support our School-Based Day Treatment Program at MJHS and mental health at both MJHS and MHS.