Overfelt High School's Mental Health & Wellness Center provides a safe and supportive environment in the school setting where students can discuss a variety of topics in a confidential, nonjudgmental space staffed with professionals who are dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and educational outcomes of all students. Through both on-campus programming and community-based partnerships, Overfelt students will receive assessment, counseling, and referrals to other support services to maximize student engagement and success.
The Mental Health & Wellness Center is staffed with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MFT and Social Work Associates and Interns, and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to address challenging issues that may be interfering with the ability to be academically successful in school.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of issues does the Mental Health & Wellness Center address?
The MHWC addresses a wide variety of issues such as:
- Depression & Suicide
- Sexual Orientation/Gender Questions
- Family/Home Issues
- Chronic Illness
- Drug & Alcohol Abuse
- Violence and Abuse
- Sexual Health Education
- Peer Relationships
- Cultural Adjustment & Identity Issue
- Off-site Resources & Referrals
How do I refer a student to the MHWC?
Students, staff, or parents can refer a student to the MHWC. To submit a referral, click here!
In addition, students can self-refer or refer friends by coming directly to the MHWC.
Students can also self-refer by booking an appointment with the Social Worker (Ms. Davis) (Link
What types of services are provided?
Students can participate in a variety of services including assessments, brief individual therapy or group therapy on-campus, and referrals to resources both on and off campus. Services provided to students are free and confidential!
How often will students miss classes to utilize the MHWC?
Students usually participate in MHWC services up to one hour per week. Service providers will alternate class periods for appointments and/or group sessions so that students do not miss the same class regularly.
Where exactly is the MHWC located?
Overfelt’s Mental Health & Wellness Center is located in the Health Clinic building (opposite side facing school) close to the student parking lot.
If you feel you need emotional support at this time or if you are concerned about the emotional needs of a friend, please come to the MHWC at any time during the school day. Counselors are available to talk with you. In addition, there are resources available in our community, 24 hours a day.
We have the Say Something Anonymous Reporting website and app available to our community to use. The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System allows you to submit secure & anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others. It can be found at https://www.saysomething.net/ or you can download the app or call 1-844-5-SAYNOW.
Additionally, the Mobile Crisis Team provides 24-hour intervention to children and teens in the community who are in acute psychological crisis. Included is a 5150 assessment along with safety planning and referrals to community-based mental health services. Uplift's number is 408-379-9085.
Bill Wilson Center
The Bill Wilson Center’s Youth Crisis Line is open and can be reached at 408-850-6125.
Bill Wilson Center’s SOS Crisis Hotline is a specialized line where they answer calls 24/7 from parents for children and youth who are experiencing an immediate behavioral or mental health escalation or crisis.
SOS CRISIS HOTLINE 408 278-2585.
Care Solace makes it easier for students, staff & their families to connect with mental health care resources and providers in the communities. You can start an anonymous search here
for resources in your area, or call 888-515-0595.
2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember phone number that connects callers with health and human services in their community. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and in over 150 languages. All calls are confidential.