Mental Health & Wellness
With the safety and well-being of our students as a top priority, we recognize that strong mental health plays a vital role in a student's growth and success. Lakota offers a variety of services and supports to meet the mental health needs of our students.
If a person needs immediate assistance:
Immediate Crisis Response and Consultation
Mobile Response Stabilization Service: 844-427-4747
Consultation Support and Referral/Intake
Children’s Hospital Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC): 513-636-4124
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
- Butler County Crisis Hotline: 844-427-4747 or call 911
- Ohio Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741
Our Therapy Dog
Braxton is Endeavor's Therapy Dog and has been trained, certified, and insured through Circle Tail on how to interact with children within a structured environment. Braxton has also undergone temperament and obedience training, and passed with flying colors.
Braxton brings joy to students every day at school and provides many benefits:
Cognitive: Companionship with a dog stimulates memory, problem-solving and game- playing.
Social: A dog provides a positive mutual topic for discussion, encourages responsibility, wellbeing and focused interaction with others.
Emotional: A school dog improves self-esteem, acceptance from others and lifts mood, often provoking laughter and fun. Dogs can also teach compassion and respect for other living things as well as relieving anxiety.
Physical: Interaction with an animal reduces blood pressure, provides tactile stimulation, assists with pain management, gives motivation to move, walk and stimulates the senses.
Environmental: A dog in a school increases the sense of a family environment, with all of the above benefits continuing long after the school day is over.
*If your student has a significant dog allergy or fear of dogs, please contact our school counselor so she can work with your family to ensure the best experience for your child.
School Based Therapy
We want all of our students to be healthy and ready to learn, and we recognize that strong mental health and wellness play a vital role in a student's growth and success. Students who are struggling with stress, anxiety or other concerns cannot focus on school work. That's why we’ve partnered with Solutions Community Counseling, Catalyst Counseling, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to help increase student access to high quality and affordable mental healthcare.
In addition to their network of school-based providers, MindPeace also manages a comprehensive community database of all the mental health providers in our region, along with other helpful resources to meet the needs of students and their families. Visit the MindPeace website to view the comprehensive list of providers and resources.
- What is MindPeace?
- How does treatment work?
- When should I make a referral?
- What costs are involved?
- Who are Lakota's partners?
- What if you are on a waitlist?
- How do I refer?
- Does my child's information remain confidential?
- What is the difference between a school counselor and a licensed therapist?
What is MindPeace?
How does treatment work?
When should I make a referral?
What costs are involved?
Who are Lakota's partners?
What if you are on a waitlist?
How do I refer?
Does my child's information remain confidential?
What is the difference between a school counselor and a licensed therapist?
After a rigorous needs assessment and interview process, Endeavor Elementary identified Solutions Community Counseling as our partner to help increase student access to high quality and affordable mental healthcare.
Meet Our Therapist
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Maddie attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts for high school with a piano major. From there, she went to the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in social work.
Interesting fact: Maddie has studied piano since she was four years old and composes her own songs. When she was in high school, her bed was mostly underneath her grand piano because the piano had to fit in her room!!
Maddie has worked with children throughout my life. She was a nanny for over ten years and have had two internships working with children. She has also created and led multiple school-based therapy groups along the way.