The Forest Hills School District prioritizes the health and safety of all students, including their mental health and wellness. Our teachers and staff undergo regular training to be aware of mental health challenges for students and provide necessary support, guidance or referral to resources. FHSD utilizes evidence-based training approaches to guide its support to mental health and maintains strong partnerships with local experts and accredited mental health agencies to meet the needs of our students.
The FHSD Wellness Team aims to create a school culture that empowers students to achieve personal success, staff to achieve personal success and that promotes district continuous improvement. The district works to provide authentic learning opportunities that engage and empower each student to achieve their goals.
- If you, your student, or anyone else you know is in a life-threatening mental health crisis, call 911.
- Forest Hills School District Resource List
- Mind Peace
- MindPeace works together with community partners to continue the development and implementation of a seamless system of mental health support for children and adolescents, with a focus on school-based, stakeholder-selected partnerships.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
If your student is experiencing a non-life threatening mental health crisis and you need direction on next steps to stay safe, we urge you to call the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The PIRC line is 513.636.4124. This line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Text “NAMI” to 741-741 for access to 24/7 mental health crisis counseling via text from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Forest Hills School District hosted an informative discussion on student mental health and suicide prevention with partners from the University of Cincinnati and Child Focus. Please click the image below to watch the full presentation. You can read about the presentation here.