Students first

  • According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, "20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition" meaning that 1 in 5 teens are at risk for suffering the side effects of conditions such as depression and anxiety. The emotional well-being of your child is as important as their academic well-being. The professionals at New Albany High School are here to support the social-emotional needs of your high school child. Deciding who to contact when an issue arises can be a bit difficult.

Meet our well-being professionals

  • Counseling services

    Jill Cuthbert, Stefanie Drugan, Colleen Reinoehl, John LongoJulie Horning, School Counselors

    Our counselors support both the social-emotional needs of our students and their academic needs. Here are the services available from our school counselors.

    Mental health services

    Sandee Lee, Mental Health Specialist

    Mental health services are provided to students who have an identified disability and are currently being served through special education programming. Students with a demonstrated need for behavioral and emotional support will be seen by the Mrs. Lee. Mrs. Lee can provide crisis prevention as well as intervention services. She can coordinate with outside treatment providers. Referrals for mental health support are a part of the special education process.

    Prevention services

    Laura Vermilion, Prevention Clinician

    Prevention services are designed to inform, educate, demonstrate skills, and reduce risk behaviors in students. Ms. Vermilion can provide short-term individual or group skill-building sessions to assist a student with a particular concern. Ms. Vermilion also provides suicide/self-harm risk assessments and can link families to community-based counseling services. Referrals for prevention services must be made through a school counselor or administrator.

    Substance use prevention

    Natalie May, Prevention Clinician

    Miss May works with students who are seeking education about preventing the use of drugs/alcohol/tobacco and developing refusal skills. She also works with students who are experimenting with drugs/alcohol/tobacco to educate and prevent them from abusing or becoming addicted. In addition to seeing students individually and in small groups, Miss May often provides substance use education lessons to classrooms.