The Ocean City School District understands the importance of maintaining and supporting the mental health of our students. Sound mental health leads to better student attendance, engagement and academic performance. It also allows students to handle the natural ups and downs of life and to reach their full potential.

The District offers school-based counseling to assist students with stress management, coping and social skills, anger management, conflict resolution, and strategies to deal with grief and loss. When needed, the school counselor may also refer a student to outside professionals if school-based counseling is not sufficient to meet a student’s or a student’s family’s needs.


NJ Children’s System of Care

The NJ Children’s System of Care can offer many resources to families. DCF's Children's System of Care (CSOC) provides all children and adolescents – regardless of insurance status - with coordinated access to mental health supports, substance use treatment and services for intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Click here to access PerformCare website - a resource for parents who are concerned about their children’s mental health.  (877) 652-7624


Starting July 16th, 2022 988 will be the new phone number for Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). It will provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. CLICK HERE for More info

Click the links below for information and helpful guides covering a variety of mental health services:

OCHS Wellness Staff Referral Form 2023-2024