Welcome To Uniontown School Based Mental Health Services
Know you’re not wrong
Keep in mind that experts say people who are successful in life are not those who don’t have any problems, but those who are good at getting help and rebounding from adversity.
Bring it up
Pick a low-key moment. It’s easier to talk when everyone is feeling comfortable. You don’t want to be competing for their attention with other things or siblings.
Explain how your feeling
Say what you’re having trouble with, and how it’s affecting you.
Say you want help
Don’t get caught up trying to analyze or explain why you might be feeling this way. Just say, “I want to see someone who can help. I want to learn some strategies so I can start feeling better.”
If you need to, try again
“It isn’t always a good time for parents to talk,” says clinical psychologist Rachel Busman, PhD. “If you feel like your parents brushed you off before, try asking them again.” Sometimes it takes parents a little time to get the message.
The sooner you ask for help, the sooner you’ll start feeling better, so don’t put the conversation off. You’ll be proud of yourself afterward, and feeling less alone can be a big relief.
About School Based Therapy
If you would be interested in school-based therapy here at Uniontown, please see your guidance counselor and request to see the Mental Health Resource Specialist or on-site therapist at your school.
M-F: 8am – 3:30pm
Melissa Kleiner, Director of School Based Services : (724)-437-0729
If you are in immediate distress or are thinking about hurting yourself, call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org