Mental Health Resources

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CRISIS NUMBERS - If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, there are several options where help is available now and 24/7: 

Suicide or Crisis Lifeline: dial or text 988

The Maine Crisis Line: 1-888-568-1112

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

The Trevor Project, specifically for LGBTQ Youth: Text SMART to 678-678

Sexual Assault Support Services of Southern Maine: 1-800-871-7741

LICENSED AND CERTIFIED SCHOOL COUNSELORS - in the Counseling Office who assist with academic counseling, post-secondary counseling, and short-term social/emotional counseling. Please dial the main number, 729-2951, then the extension below:
 Christy McAllaster:  Last names  A-G  [email protected]  x 8021
 Darcy Duncan:  Last names  H-O  [email protected]  x 8020
 Krista Chase:  Last names  P-Z  [email protected]  x 8019

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS - who help students with longer-term counseling needs, social, support, and affinity groups, and referrals to outside mental health resources. Please dial the main number, 729-2951, then the extension below:
 Darcy Baggett, LCSW, General. Ed  [email protected]  x 8018
 Sam Durham, LCSW, Spec. Ed Dept.  [email protected]  x 8233
 Jane Kitchel, LCSW, Spec. Ed Dept.  [email protected]  x 8138
 Alicia Lockwood, LCSW, Spec. Ed Dept.  [email protected]  x 8102

Sweetser School-based Social Worker:
Alison Zubrod, LCPC
[email protected]
[email protected]

Nurse Practitioner:
Susan Martin, FNP
[email protected]
729-2951 x 8026

School Nurse:
Kelsey Fogg, RN - (Provides medical care in addition to other primary needs such as clothing, personal care items, laundry, private showers, food, and more.)
[email protected]
729-2951 x 8024


Merrymeeting Project ( - For youth experiencing/at risk of homelessness: Donna Verhoven, Youth Outreach Coordinator [email protected] 207-751-5738 Tues & Thurs In SAO
Therapy Dog: Arnie, a therapy dog-in-training, is here 2-3 days per week. Arnie is an allergy-friendly, Australian Labradoodle who will test for certification in 2023-2024 with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. He hopes to bring a sense of calm and joy at Mt. Ararat High School. @Arnie.The.Eagle
Food Resources: Food Bank in the Counseling Office with take-home groceries for MTA students. (During School Hours) The WING Food Pantry, Mt. Ararat Middle School. Open to students and families on Wed., 3:30-5:30
MTA Virtual Calming Room: A collection of support resources which can be found HERE.

And many other resources - just ask for more information!

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