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Centerstone Expands Mental Health Services in Humphreys County Schools

Centerstone to provide school-based counseling services for students in four schools

Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone, the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, is partnering with the Humphreys County School System’s Office of Coordinated School Health to implement school-based counseling services in four Humphreys County junior high schools and high schools. Centerstone’s School-Based Mental Health Liaisons will provide counseling services for students at McEwen Junior High School, McEwen High School, Waverly Junior High School and Waverly Central High School. Funding for the program is provided by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and the Tennessee Department of Education.

“We want to ensure treatment is accessible for all children who need it,” said John Page, Centerstone’s Chief Operating Officer for Specialty Services.” By offering therapy and counseling services within the school environment, our mental health professionals are able to identify problems early and provide help for children and their families. This grant-funded program is particularly important for students who are uninsured and whose families cannot afford to pay for services.”

Students who struggle with behavioral disorders, hyperactivity, depression or other difficulties will be referred by teachers to Centerstone’s school-based staff members. Centerstone School-Based Mental Health Liaisons will then work closely with school guidance counselors to provide mental health counseling for students. Centerstone will also provide support for families and school personnel. Parents will be involved in treatment decisions, and connected with additional resources, if necessary. Additionally, Centerstone’s professionals will work closely with school personnel, training them to work with at-risk children.

For more information about school-based services in Humphreys County, contact Centerstone’s Director for School-Based Services, Beth Hail at 615-460-4149 or beth.hail@centerstone.org.

About Centerstone
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities and 170 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves more than 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357 or explore our website: www.centerstone.org.

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