Mental Wellness Services

Last Updated: 10/21/2021 6:26 PM

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Hamilton City School district places a strong emphasis on social, emotional, and behavioral health in order to positively impact learning and life. 

We want all of our students to be healthy and ready to learn, and we recognize that strong mental health and wellness play a vital role in a student's growth and success. Students who are struggling with stress, anxiety, or other concerns cannot focus on school work. That's why Bridgeport Elementary partners with St. Aloysius to help increase student access to high-quality and affordable mental healthcare. 

The partnership is made possible by the district's partnership with MindPeace, a non-profit that serves as a catalyst for connecting its network of professional mental health providers with schools. After a rigorous needs assessment and interview process, we identified St. Aloysius as our partner.

Students who exhibit some of the behaviors below may benefit from some extra help. Some of these behaviors may not be as obvious as others, but they may be a symptom of some underlying mental health issues.

  • Avoidant, anxious, or clingy towards teachers or caregivers

  • General fearfulness/sudden new fears that are not developmentally appropriate

  • Excessive worry or preoccupation

  • Many complaints of aches and pains - especially if there is a pattern to the complaints

  • Sadness/depression

  • Decreased interest in friends or activities

  • A consistent irritable mood

  • A decline in grades

  • Lack of motivation or energy

  • Bully behaviors or those who are the victim of bullies

  • Aggressive behavior

  • Helplessness, passive, or low frustration tolerance

  • Restless, impulsive, hyperactive

  • Inattention, often seem as if they are daydreaming

  • Sexualized behavior

  • Poor peer relationships and social problems

  • Doesn’t seem to understand others’ feelings

  • Absenteeism

  • Increased sensitivity to sensory inputs (bells, door slams, physical contact, etc)

  • Bathroom issues after a developmentally appropriate time

  • Defiant, oppositional behaviors that go beyond what is developmentally appropriate and that are chronic and problematic

  • A recent death or major loss in the family

  • Divorce

  • Chaotic or unstable home lives

  • History of trauma or abuse

Please contact your Student Family Support Specialist:

Kathryn Herman

[email protected]

513-868-5580 ext. 6076

 

Mental Health Services and Immediate Assistance

With the safety and well-being of our students as a top priority, we recognize that strong mental health plays a vital role in a student's growth and success.

If a person needs immediate assistance:


Pediatric Mental Health Urgent Care
  Best Point Behavioral Health: (513)5 527-3040

Immediate Crisis Response and Consultation
  Mobile Response Stabilization Service: 844-427-4747

Consultation Support and Referral/Intake
  Children's Hospital Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC): (513) 636-4124

Crisis Numbers
   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 
   Butler County Crisis Hotline: 844-427-4747 or 911
   Ohio Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741

Meet Our Therapists  

lisle

Insurances Accepted:

Medicaid, CareSource, Molina, Paramount, and United Health Care/UMR​​

Contact Mary:

[email protected]

(513) 267-1198

Mary Lisle

Mary is a licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio. She has over 11 years of experience in mental health therapy, and she has worked at St. Aloysius since 2009. She worked in home-based services in 2009 as an intern at St. Aloysius for her Graduate Program at the University of Cincinnati. In 2010, she began working in the school-based program.  Mary enjoys both non-directive and directive play therapy techniques, as well as mindfulness and strength-based work.  Her passion is to walk alongside children and collaborate with parents and teachers, to help them feel hopeful and empowered while working through tough situations. Mary believes in empowering her clients so that they can grow and heal. She does this by creating a safe and non-judgmental environment and building a strong therapeutic relationship.  
 
Mary earned her Bachelor’s degree in Helping Professions from Cincinnati Christian University, and her Master’s degree in Social Work with a focus in Mental Health from the University of Cincinnati.

 

lisle

Insurances Accepted:

Medicaid, CareSource, Molina, Paramount, and United Health Care/UMR​​

Contact Adwoa:

[email protected]

(513) 360-8859

Adwoa Achampong

Adwoa is a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio. She has over 10 years of experience in mental health counseling and case management, and she has worked in the school-based program at St. Aloysius since August 2021. Prior to working in school-based services, Adwoa worked for Hamilton County Job and Family Services, as well as positions in the hospital setting. Adwoa is passionate about working with children and families while supporting and empowering them to be the best version of themselves for success. She utilizes a strength-based approach in her work with families, in addition to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, and mindfulness. Adwoa believes that no one should have to suffer in silence, which inspired her to pursue a career that allows her to walk alongside her clients on the journey to healing.

 

Adwoa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Theater Arts from the University of Ghana in West Africa. Additionally, she earned her Master’s degree in Human Services focusing on marriage and family from Liberty University and a second Master’s degree in Social Work focusing on health care from the University of Michigan.