Orleans County Mental Health will offer services at Lyndonville schools

Posted 26 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Press Release, Lyndonville Central School

LYNDONVILLE – Mental health issues are gaining national attention and Lyndonville Central School District is teaming up with Orleans County Mental Health to provide services to the students.

“Our district works to assure resources are available to our students and this satellite mental health office helps to achieve that,” said Superintendent Jason Smith. “Allowing our students to have appropriate support provides them an opportunity for further success in the classroom.”

Services are available to Lyndonville students on a referral basis two days a week. Students are referred to the county mental health counselor by the district and parent/guardian permission is then obtained. The student then goes through an initial assessment with the counselor and regular appointments are planned thereafter.

This satellite office provides county mental health services in Lyndonville, in addition to the services offered at the county location in Albion.

“We are excited by the opportunity to bring community-based services to youth in their natural environment,” said Mark O’Brien, director of mental health and community services at Orleans County Department of Mental Health.