School Based Mental Health

Our innovative school based mental health programs focus on early identification and ease of access for 46 schools across six school districts.

Research has found that half of all mental illnesses like major depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse start by age 14. Left untreated, these disorders can lead to higher rates of violence, school dropout, family dysfunction, juvenile incarceration, chemical dependency and unintentional injuries.  By focusing our services in early learning to elementary school settings through middle and high school settings Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-being builds intentional partnerships with schools and communities to help identify concerns early and eliminate barriers to access for children and their families.

Referrals for the program come through parents, principals, student assistance teams, school social workers or counselors.  All services are provided in a confidential manner with engaged family involvement.

Interested families can always also contact a therapists based in their school to learn more about the intake process or call our central intake line at 763-780-3036 to learn more.

Our on-site school based services are currently offered at:

Centennial School District

  • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) at Rice Lake Elementary
  • Blue Heron Elementary
  • Centennial Elementary
  • Centerville Elementary
  • Golden Lake Elementary
  • Rice Lake Elementary
  • Centennial Middle School
  • Centennial High School
  • Pines School
  • Karner Blue Education Center

Columbia Heights School District

  • Highland Elementary
  • North Park Elementary
  • Valley View Elementary
  • Columbia Academy
  • Columbia Heights High School

Fridley School District

  • Hayes Elementary
  • R.L. Stevenson Elementary
  • Fridley Middle School
  • Fridley High School
  • Totino Grace High School

Osseo Area School District

  • Basswood Elementary
  • Cedar Island Elementary
  • Elm Creek Elementary
  • Fernbrook Elementary
  • Garden City Elementary
  • Oak View Elementary
  • Palmer Lake Elementary
  • Park Brook Elementary
  • Rice Lake Elementary
  • Rush Creek Elementary
  • Weaver Lake Elementary
  • Maple Grove Middle School

St. Anthony-New Brighton School District

  • Wilshire Park Elementary School
  • St. Anthony Middle School
  • St. Anthony Village High School

St. Francis School District

  • Cedar Creek Community School
  • East Bethel Community School
  • St. Francis Elementary
  • St. Francis Middle School
  • St. Francis High School
  • Lifelong Learning Center

Totino-Grace High School

To learn more or to schedule an intake, call 763-780-3036.

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