Importance of Mental Wellness
Mental wellness is very important for student success at school. The Olathe Public Schools provides a variety of resources to support mental wellness. Parents are encouraged to monitor their student’s mental health and to reach out if help is needed. Each school’s counselor can provide further resources for students and partner with parents to provide school-day supports for their student. Many schools also have mental health therapists on site to provide therapy to students.
Contact your individual school’s counselor for more information.
The 988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. This hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. If you have concerns outside of school hours (Monday thru Friday 7:30 am-3:30 pm) about yourself or another student please call 988 to get immediate assistance, as school emails and phones are not monitored outside of school hours.
Olathe Public Schools Help Clinic is offering free mental health services at no cost to families. Up to six sessions are available per year.
Services offered will include:
• Individual mental health sessions
• Group mental health sessions for students
• Family therapy sessions
• Parent support groups
• OPS staff wellness groups
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (913) 780-7049 to schedule an appointment.