Many times before a student can really engage academically, other needs must be addressed, and school counselors are here to help with that. We have gathered information and resources to help you in areas frequently brought to us by students and parents. Please reach out to your school counselor with any questions you have.
Counselor Coffee Hour
Each year, we host three Counselor Coffee Hour events for parents to discuss a variety of topics. Past topics include the teenage brain, social media, eating disorder awareness, a mock college admissions panel, and student anxiety. We hope to see you at one of our future coffee hours!
Indian Hill High School has an ongoing partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) to provide families access to additional private mental health support services for students. This allows families the choice of accessing a private therapist from a nationally renowned research hospital right here on the Indian Hill School campuses. It also reduces the time students miss attending class and eliminates the need for parents and students to travel to these appointments.
CCHMC provides independently licensed therapists to serve students. These optional services will be in addition to those offered by our school counselors and school psychologists. These services are private services billed directly from CCHMC to families’ insurances or private payment. While the District offers this on-site partnership, it does not endorse nor assume the cost of services. Your child will continue to receive the educational supports they are currently receiving. Parents may choose to sign a release for the mental health therapist to collaborate with the school counselor or school psychologist to aid in educational planning.
CCHMC therapists will meet with students on campus. Flexible hours before and after school are available as needed. While this partnership provides families the opportunity to choose CCHMC, there is no obligation for you to do so. Feel free to contact your child’s school counselor if you have specific questions!
School counselors and school psychologists can also collaborate with outside therapists when a release of information is signed.
Other resources for mental health treatment:
is a non-profit organization that serves to increase awareness and education about
mental health in teens and adults. https://1n5.org The Child Mind Institute
is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families
struggling with mental health and learning disorders. https://childmind.org Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio
provides free referral
assistance to local mental health resources and support groups. www.mhankyswoh.org
859-431-1077National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Information Helpline
provides information and referral services. 1-800-950-6264 (NAMI)
Mental Health Access Point (MHAP) exists as the front door to the Hamilton County Public mental health system. MHAP provides assessment, support, and connections for children and adults residing in Hamilton County who are in need of mental health services. www.mentalhealthaccesspoint.org 24-Hour Hotline 513-558-8888
Resources for substance abuse treatment:
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
provides free, 24-hour information and referral assistance to
local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. http://findtreatment.SAMHSA.gov
1-800-662-4357 (HELP)National Council for Behavioral Health
can assist you in finding a local provider of behavioral health services and support. www.thenationalcouncil.org
(click on “Find a Provider”)Adolescent Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP)
is a Cincinnati-based outpatient rehab center treating teens abusing drugs and alcohol. https://asapcincinnati.com Beckett Springs
offers integrated treatment programs for mental health and addiction. https://beckettsprings.com
Resources for eating disorders:
Eating Recovery Center
provides resources and care for families in the treatment of, and
recovery from, eating disorders and related conditions. www.eatingrecoverycenter.com
Lindner Center of HOPE offers a disciplined approach to eating disorder treatment that
combines psychiatric management, counseling, nutritional services, and family engagement throughout the entire process. They also run groups. https://lindnercenterofhope.org
Resources for grief support:
is a national leader in providing grief support services, outreach, and education to
the community and families. www.fernside.org
513-246-9140Cancer Family Care
provides counseling, education, support, and hope to children, adults,
and families touched by cancer in Greater Cincinnati. www.cancerfamilycare.org
We can all help prevent suicide. Hope and recovery are possible. Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention. If you or someone you know is talking about suicide, please tell someone
. You can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention
24-Hour Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Suicide is preventable. Learn the FACTS
or warning signs about suicide. Crisis Numbers
24-Hour Crisis Line: Talbert House 513-281-2273 (CARE)
Crisis Text Line Text “Hello” to 741-741
24-Hour Mobile Crisis Team 513-584-5098
Trevor Project Crisis Line- LGBTQ Youth 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)
Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) of Children’s Hospital 513-636-4124
Physical and Sexual Abuse/Neglect 513-241-5437 (KIDS)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)Parenting & Family
Raising a child is hard, and it doesn’t necessarily get easier the older they get! Here are some family/parenting resources and books that we think may be helpful!