Mental Health Resources
Lafayette County strives to help students who are presenting with mental health needs.  Mental health is just as important as physical health when it comes to our students.  We want students to be the best they can be and sometimes mental illness can get in the way of this goal.  That is why we feel it is important to provide services to our students that are in need of mental health assistance. 
On our staff we have a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Kimberly Law MA, MS, LMHC who has many years of experience in the field. We also partner with organizations such as Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc. and A New Dawn A New Beginning that can help families receive mental health services. If your student is presenting with some needs in this area, please reach out to us so we can help.

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Please find our Licensed Mental Health Counselor and provider partners below:
Kimberly Law MA, MS, LMHC: klaw@lcsbmail.net
Meridian Behavior Healthcare Inc.
A New Dawn A New Beginning

If anyone within your home is feeling suicidal, please call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or 911.
What is Mental Health
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems
Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.
Early Warning Signs
Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:
  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can't get out of your head
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school
Contact Information
For more information, contact:

Gerald Powers
Director of Safety & Mental Health
Lafayette County Schools
gpowers@lcsbmail.net
386-294-2889

Kimbery J. Law
Mental Health Coordinator
Lafayette County Schools
klaw@lcsbmail.net
386-294-2718