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Good mental health is critical to a student’s success in school and life. Research suggests that students who receive social–emotional and mental health support shows: 

  • Academic improvement 
  • Increase in self-image & resiliency skills 
  • Decrease in emotional distress 
  • Improved students’ sense of connectedness & well-being 

Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness but also encompasses social, emotional, and behavioral health and the ability to cope with life’s challenges. Left unmet, mental health problems are linked to costly negative outcomes such as academic and behavior problems, dropping out, and delinquency.

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Department Contacts

Sigrid “Monie” Holland            
District Mental Health Specialist        
Email: smhollan@volusia.k12.fl.us     
Phone: 386-734-7190 Ext. 20653
Sean Richter
District Mental Health Specialist        
Email: sarichte@volusia.k12.fl.us 
Phone: (386) 734-7190 Ext. 20654