JCSB Mental Health Services
Florida Senate Bill (SB) 7026, cited as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, created the mental health assistance allocation to provide funding to assist school districts in establishing school based mental health services. SB 7030 (2019) enhanced the school safety and security requirements established in Senate Bill (SB) 7026 (2018) by addressing the legislative recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSDHS) Public Safety Commission. To support the mental health needs of our students and to meet these requirements, Jackson County School District now employs Mental Health staff to service students in our district that request mental health services.
Jackson County School District is dedicated to providing a multi-tiered system of support that includes the delivery of evidence-based mental health care assessment, intervention, treatment, and recovery services to students, with one or more mental health or co-occurring substance abuse diagnoses and to students at high risk of such diagnoses. Through a Community of Care Collaboration process, these services are coordinated with each student and family’s unique needs at the forefront. Through our collaboration with our community-based providers and the established Memorandums of Understanding, JCSB is dedicated to supporting our community with a whole child approach to assist with mental health needs.
Please contact your students’ school counselor or the JCSB School Mental Health Administrator, Heather Hollister Miller, at (850)482-9666 ext. 224 for more information.
If you need immediate assistance, please call 911.