Mental Health/ Social Emotional Learning

Loudoun County Public Schools: Suicide Prevention Website-How to access help now. Click here

Virginia Department of Education Suicide Prevention Website: Click here

Loudoun County Mental Health Emergency (24/7): 703-777-0320

School Mental Health

Mental health is “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

(World Health Organization).

Four key messages to supporting mental health:

1. Single System of Delivery

  • One committed and functional team guides the work, using data sources at all three tiers

  • Evidence Based Practices/Interventions integrated at each tier

  • Plan to build capacity across staff

    • Training and coaching in place for ALL staff (community and school employed)

    • Staff are competent and confident in identifying, intervening, and/or referring

2. Access is NOT enough

  • Interventions matched to presenting problem using data and are monitored for fidelity and impact

  • Teams and staff are explicit about the types of interventions students receive

  • Skills acquired during interventions are supported by ALL staff

3. Mental Health is for ALL

  • Positive school climate and culture serves as a protective factor.

  • Social/emotional/behavioral health is addressed with the same level of attention and concern as academics.

  • Social behavior skills taught and reinforced by ALL staff across ALL settings, and embedded in ALL curriculum.

  • Behavior and social emotional examples used to explicitly teach what behaviors look like and sound like across school settings.

4. Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is Essential to Install School Mental Health

  • Apply data-based decision making

  • Formal process for selecting and implementing evidence-based practices

  • Ensure early access to supports

  • Progress monitor for both fidelity and impact

Unified Mental Health Teams:

All High Schools and Middle Schools have a Unified Mental Health Team.

For more information on school-specific Unified Mental Health Teams, click here.

Mental Health Resources

& Crisis Help Lines


Please Call:


24 hours, 7 days a week

Logo and Link to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has TTY capability, which can be accessed by calling 1-800-799-4TTY (4889).

Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda.Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano.
Logo and Link to Ryan Bartel Foundation

Mission: To prevent youth suicide through awareness, educational programs and activities that empower youth to help themselves and each other by spreading hope, help and strength.

If you are a full-time LCPS staff member in need of assistance with challenges affecting your personal well-being and your ability to perform your job, such as:

  • relationship, marital, and family problems

  • financial or legal difficulties

  • emotional or stress related problems

  • drug or alcohol abuse

  • depression and/or anxiety

  • problems related to work

The Employee Assistance Program is available to confidentially assist you and your immediate family members with these concerns. Call 800-327-7272 for assistance.


EAP Brochure