Jessica Martin, LISW-S
Director, Student Well-Being
Amber Lehman, Secretary
For Immediate Support 24/7/365
- Franklin County Crisis Line
(Nationwide Children's Hospital, 17 & under): 614-722-1800
- Netcare Crisis Line (18 & over): 614-276-2273
- Delaware County Helpline: 1-800-684-2324
The Westerville City School District recognizes that children come to school from a variety of circumstances. District officials are committed to meeting the needs of the whole child and understand that student learning is best supported by maintaining positive relationships between family, school, and community within a safe, caring, and supportive learning environment. Such an environment is provided through partnerships with school, community safety agencies, and mental and physical health agencies.
There are supports for student mental health/wellness in each building. We are able to provide social-emotional support services to students and/or refer families to numerous community agencies that can provide short- or long-term support when necessary. The level of service is determined individually and can include support from a school counselor, a student assistance program specialist or a Concord clinician, or any combination thereof.
We encourage any family to reach out and request help to access these services through your assigned school counselor or school administrator. Please follow this link to identify the K-12 SCHOOL COUNSELORS AND CLINICIANS available at your school.
School Counselors are available in every district school should your student or family need additional support. They also are a point of contact if you have concerns for others who may benefit from additional support. Our counselors are highly trained and will treat every situation professionally and discretely.
Student Assistance Program
Partnership with Concord Counseling
We enjoy a strong partnership with Concord Counseling and can help families access its various programs should they need support beyond that which our schools can provide. Specialized programs and services are available for children, teens and young adults of all ages. At the middle school level, we have four full-time clinicians who are available to assist students and families on a daily basis. Additionally, Concord offers no-cost assessments for our elementary students and families
Grief and Bereavement Resources
- Safe School Helpline
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Teen Suicide Information and Resources for Families
- Crisis Textline
Strategies & Resources
- Community Shelter Board
- Hands On Central Ohio
- Helpline of Delaware and Morrow Counties
- Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital Courses for Parents and Kids
- Neighborhood Bridges
- Westerville Area Resource Ministry
- Mental Health America
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- The Jason Foundation
- Engage Every Student