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Mental Health Services

  All KHSD school sites have access to School Psychologists, School Social Workers, and School Mental Health Clinicians.  These mental health professionals work with students, families, staff, and interagency partners to assess and support mental health challenges on campus, and work toaddress possible barriers to student learning.  Services may include individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling/skills groups, suicide prevention/intervention services, crisis intervention services, case management/progress monitoring, school social work services, and/or referral to community partners.


Parents/guardians may contact their student’s school site directly for an overview of the services provided and to receive more information about the specific type of mental health services and supports provided, how to access these services, or to receive more information about referrals to community agencies and resources. 


You may also contact Brian Mendiburu, Director of Student Behavior & Supports or Sandy Niday, Director of Special Education Services at (661) 827-3100




Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services

Access:  661-868-8080

Local Crisis Hotline:  1-800-991-5272


Kern County Department of Human Services - Resource Caregiver Family Guide to Services


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:   1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Hotline:  Text: HOME to 741741

Local Crisis Hotline:  868-8000 or 800-991-5272