WHNT Channel 19 in Huntsville recently visited the Nova Center for Youth & Family, the child and adolescent division of WellStone Behavioral Health, to report on the expansion of school-based mental heath services in area schools. With the beginning of a new semester next week, WellStone will have clinicians embedded in almost 40 schools throughout the Huntsville, Madison, and Madison City school systems. Mental health professionals collaborate with school personnel and families to provide the support and guidance young people require to navigate the many challenges associated with life. The growth in this outreach service is due in large part to the vision of progressive school leaders and funding assistance from the Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s Community Health Initiative. To learn more about school-based mental health services, contact our program manager, Lindsey Stephenson, at (256) 705-6348 or lindsey.stephenson@wellstone.com.

To watch the WHNT Channel 19 news story, click herehttp://whnt.com/2015/07/30/school-based-mental-health-program-continues-to-grow/.