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School Linked Mental Health

Welcome to School Linked Mental Health.

Mentally healthy children are more successful in school and life.   Good mental health is critical to children's success in school and life.  Research demonstrates that students who receive social-emotional and mental health support achieve better academically.   School climate, classroom behavior, on-task learning, and students' sense of connectedness and well -being all improve as well.   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.

Approximately 20% of all children are in need of mental health services sometime during their childhood.   Unfortunately, too many children and youth with mental health problems are not getting the help they need and, when left unmet, mental helath problems are linked to costly negative outcomes such as academic and behavior problems, dropping out, and delinquency.   Transportation and availability to services after the school day oftentimes are major barriers to accessing mental health services.  

 Through external grant funding and Redesign collaborative funding, Robbinsdale Area Schools has contracted mental health providers serving students at the following schools:

  • Robbinsdale Armstrong
  • Robbinsdale Cooper
  • Robbinsdale Middle School
  • Plymouth Middle School
  • Forest Elementary
  • Lakeview Elementary
  • Meadow Lake Elementary
  • Sonnesyn Elementary
  • School of Engineering and Arts (SEA)
  • Northport Elementary


Contact

Melodie Hanson
Program Director
763-504-4981
melodie_hanson@rdale.org


School Therapist
Contact Information:
 

Armstrong: 
Carla Sachiko Wilson
763-504-8821

Cooper: 
Jenna Seal
763-504-8458

Robbinsdale Middle School:  
Megan Brownlee
763-504-4891

Plymouth Middle School:
Amy Madson
763-504-7074

Forest: 
Jennifer Egeland 
763-504-7897

Lakeview: 
Kelsey Gaul
763-504-7271

Meadow Lake:
Laura Lindgren  
763-504-7718

Sonnesyn: 
Laura Lindgren 
763-504-7669

Northport:
Sarah Weber
763-504-7879

SEA:
Kelsey Gaul
763-504-7271