Mental Health & Wellness Supports (Pre-k to 12)
Any student who needs mental health support, or a family member concerned about their child, should use the emergency 911 or 988 numbers below for immediate assistance or if someone's life is in danger.
Otherwise, feel free to use resources on these Mental Health & Wellness Supports pages. You can also reach out to your child's designated school counselor. The school counselor will determine what supports are necessary and either help your child directly or refer them to another counseling staff member or an outside resource that could meet the identified needs.
If your life or someone else's life is in danger, call 911.
If you are in crisis and need help now: Please call 988 (Lifeline) or you can text "Got 5" to 741741. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our ESM Counseling Team:
ESM Counselors Available for Students/Parents: There are staff in each school building that students and their families can connect with for mental health support. ESM elementary, middle and high school counselors are available to help families. Feel free to contact counselors in any building or call the school.
Mrs. Cheryl West, Director of Counseling, Youth Development and Leadership
ESM Support Counselors:
East Syracuse Elementary: Mrs. Kasi White, School Counselor, 315-434-3850
Minoa Elementary: Mrs. Christie Jarvi, School Counselor, 315-434-3420
Fremont Elementary: Mrs. Janel Herrington, School Counselor, 315-434-3480
Woodland Elementary: Mrs. Shelly Chizzonite, School Counselor, 315-434-3442
Pine Grove Middle School: Ms. Nancy Chapellier, School Counselor, 315-434-3052
Central High School: Mrs. Renae Montroy, School Social Worker, 315-434-3306
Pine Grove School Counselors: 315-434-3052 Visit the PG Counseling Office web page
Amber Atkinson, Grade 6
Courtney Cameron, Grade 7
Lindsay Cogan, Grade 8
CHS School Counselors: 315-434-3306 Visit the CHS Counseling Office Web page
Ms. Jordan Campo, Ms. Michelle Moisan, Ms. Jacqueline Piazza, Mr. Christopher Robinson, Mr. Michael White
This comprehensive resource connects people to resources throughout CNY for housing, utilities, food, mental health, substance abuse, family, health, finances and more. Simply call 211 or or visit the 211 CNY website to get answers to questions and help finding resources or getting connected to agencies that can help meet your needs.