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Mental Health Resources

School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) is a program designed to meet the mental health needs of students and families, on campus, and at no cost to the student or guardians.


Mountain Home SBMH offers a full array of mental health services promoted at the school site.  These services include:


Student Supports
A wide array of “pullout” interventions, including evaluation, crisis intervention, diagnosis; along with individual, group, family therapy
Comprehensive intake, referral, and case management processes
A collaborative partnership between school district and mental health provider staff
Access to school-based mental health services without regard to student or family Medicaid enrollment status and without cost to students and their families
Appropriate linkages with community, regional, state, and national resources
Substance abuse related services including brief intervention, dual diagnosis intervention, and community resource linkage.
Trauma-Informed care including Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for students suffering from PTSD and other trauma related symptoms.


The Mountain Home SBMH program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Education, which ensures that the program is grounded on the following principles:


An emphasis on early identification.
Full integration with the community and it’s resources.
Placing students and their families at the center of the services decisions.
Providing services that are culturally competent.
A focus on promoting school attendance and academic success.
Services and supports validated by research and evidence-based practices.


Mountain Home Public School also contracts with two local agencies: Hometown Behavioral Health (870-701-5141) and YouthBridge (870-425-5644), for mental health and related services. These agencies house full time Mental Health Therapists on each of the Mountain Home campuses, along with support staff (Qualified Behavioral Health Providers) that support students and families with mental health and substance related services, including psychiatric services. 


For more information relating to any of the above mentioned areas, contact:


Matt Sutton 
LPC, LPE, CCMHC, NCC, CCTP
SBMH Coordinator/Therapist
870-421-3154


If you or someone you are close to is struggling with Mental Health or Substance related issues please reach out to the number listed above or this anonymous email address: 



Resources: 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Hometown Behavioral Health
Child and Adolescent, Family, and School-Based Counseling
870-701-5141


YouthBridge
Child and Adolescent Counseling, Family Counseling, School-Based Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling Services
870-425-5644


Baxter Regional Medical Center Emergency Room
Mental Health Crisis Assessment 24/7
870-508-1000


Baxter Regional First Step
18 years and older, Detox from Alcohol or Drugs
870-508-7590


Baxter Regional Adult Behavioral Health
18 years and older, acute care mental health stabilization
870-508-1000


The Bridgeway 
Acute Care (short term stabilization hospitalization) and Residential Care (long term hospitalization) Child and Adolescent
800-455-0011 Free Crisis Assessment 24/7


Lakeland Behavioral Health
Acute Care (short term stabilization hospitalization) and Residential Care (long term hospitalization) Child and Adolescent
888-394-0567 Free Crisis Assessment 24/7



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