•  SUSD Community Mental Health Resource Directory

    SUSD's Mental Health Resource Directory provides a list of local mental health agencies, behavioral health hospitals and resources for locating private practitioners. Although we frequently consult or refer students to these agencies, we cannot guarantee the success of their services and they do operate independently of SUSD. For additional questions, please contact Shannon Cronn at 480-484-5094 or scronn@susd.org.

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    Immediate crisis or life threatening emergency

    If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately. If you are experiencing a crisis or suicidal thoughts, please call the EMPACT National Suicide Hotline at 800-SUICIDE or the Maricopa Crisis/Suicide Line at 480-784-1500.


    Pyramid of LEarning SUSD Support Services focuses on the prevention of behavioral, social, or emotional difficulties in our children. Prevention and early intervention are keys to ensuring that all children have access to a quality education and make academic progress as well as social strides in school.  
    In order to achieve this, SUSD's Mental Health in the Schools team works with SUSD psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses and other staff to implement a three-tier model of support that emphasizes prevention.  

    This model is based on the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) framework as well as the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. Both of these prevention frameworks are research based and have been proven to create social and academic success on campuses across the country.  

    SUSD has been a National Leader in Response to Intervention (RTI) with a proven track record over the past seven years of increasing academic outcomes for students using strategies such as universal screening, targeted intervention, and frequent progress monitoring. As SUSD takes a leadership role in Arizona in the implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS), we are seeing reductions in discipline incidents, suspensions, and positive culture change on campuses.  

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Important Information

  • School Mental Health
    This organization has a variety of resources available for providers, educators, parents, and students

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    SAMHSA was established in 1992 through Congress and focusses on prevention, trauma and justice, public awareness, suicide prevention, treatment, and grant opportunities

    UCLA's Mental Health in Schools
    UCLA's Mental Health in the Schools program is one of the most established centers for mental health and policy. They have extensive resources for resources and publications, practitioner toolbox, monthly newsletters, and free quarterly journals.