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Mental Health & Wellness

With the safety and well-being of our students as a top priority, we recognize that strong mental health plays a vital role in a student's growth and success. Lakota offers a variety of services and supports to meet the mental health needs of our students.

If a person needs immediate assistance:

Immediate Crisis Response and Consultation
Mobile Response Stabilization Service: 844-427-4747 

Consultation Support and Referral/Intake
Children’s Hospital Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC): 513-636-4124

Crisis Numbers

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 
  • Butler County Crisis Hotline: 844-427-4747 or call 911
  • Ohio Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741

Sources of Strength

Sources of Strength (SOS) is a building-wide suicide prevention program that uses Peer Leaders to enhance protective factors associated with building mental wellness, reducing suicide and increasing the connectedness between students and the adults in the building. The advisors for SOS are Moriah Walker and Paige Osterwisch.

School Based Therapy

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We want all of our students to be healthy and ready to learn, and we recognize that strong mental health and wellness play a vital role in a student's growth and success. Students who are struggling with stress, anxiety or other concerns cannot focus on school work. That's why we’ve partnered with Catalyst Counseling and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to help increase student access to high quality and affordable mental healthcare.

In addition to their network of school-based providers, MindPeace also manages a comprehensive community database of all the mental health providers in our region, along with other helpful resources to meet the needs of students and their families. Visit the MindPeace website to view the comprehensive list of providers and resources


Plains Jr. offers school-based therapy through Catalyst Counseling, LLC right in the same building! Therapists with Catalyst Counseling, LLC provides holistic and strength-based mental health counseling services that promote optimal academic/school functioning, developmental assets, and overall health and wellness to help people live happier, more fulfilling lives.

Catalyst Counseling, LLC’s school-based therapy program has the advantage of providing early detection and immediate intervention, accessible and convenient services, and effective collaboration and coordination between schools and families.Building strong relationships is at the forefront of Catalyst’s school based services to provide more effective advocacy for students and families within the school setting.