Overview of Anoka-Hennepin's school-based mental health programHeadway Emotional Health Services, People Incorporated, and Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being contract with the district to provide onsite, year-round:
- Early intervention.
- Crisis management.
- Diagnostic assessment.
- Individual and family therapy.
- Mental health professional development training for school staff.
- Mental health service coordination.
- Mental health consultation for parents/staff.
Any parent/guardian or school staff can make a referral. You can make a referral by calling or emailing the mental health professional at one of the *designated sites. View the mental health services staff directory.
If immediate mental health assistance is needed, please call 911.
Mental health during crisis situation, e.g. COVID-19. Make sure to check out the associated FAQ page.
Meet the staff
Dr. Nita Kumar763-506-1161
As the district's Assistant Director of Student Services: Mental Health, Nita Kumar, PhD, LMFT and LPCC, provides oversight for mental health programming, policy and procedures.
Have questions about the district's school-based mental health programming? Contact Dr. Kumar at 763-506-1161.
Mental health resources
Disclaimer: The resources referenced by Anoka-Hennepin are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used to replace the specialized training and professional judgment of a health care or mental health care professional. Anoka-Hennepin cannot be held responsible for the use of the information provided. If immediate mental health assistance is needed, please call 911.
Headway Emotional Health ServicesPeople Incorporated
County children/youth mental health:Information for students:Information for parents/guardians:Information for professionals: