Stanley Schools will now have access to Telehealth Counseling Services for our students. These services, arranged by parents, health providers, and Mountrail County Social Services, will be available in our building or at the Mountrail County Social Services building. For students who are in need of counseling beyond the school counselor, this means they do not need to drive to outlying communities to receive counseling services. It will increase the availability of counselors while decreasing the time out of class.
The Telehealth Counseling, funded by a grant from the Whiting Petroleum Corporation, is one step being taken to address the mental health needs of students. Additionally, the Mountrail County Health Foundation has supported this effort greatly by arranging for a counselor to come to our community for our students in need. MCHF has also funded speaker Jeff Yalden, who continues his work in our district addressing suicide and mental health.
Stanley Public Schools is fortunate to have so many entities working together to help meet the mental health needs of our students and our community.