• Mount Nittany Middle School Student Assistance Program 
    If you are, or someone you know is: 
    • often sad, angry, or anxious
    • using drugs or alcohol or being affected by someone else's use
    • earning poor grades at school
    • struggling with emotions or mental health 
    Student Assistance can help.    
    Mount Nittany Middle School has a group of specially trained staff dedicated to helping students who are having problems in or out of school. 
    To get in touch with our Student Assistance team, fill out a request for assistance: MNMS Request for Assistance Form
    or talk to a teacher, counselor, administrator, staff member, or any adult who can help you contact the counseling office.
    2023-2024 MNMS Student Assistance Team Members: 
    For information or help, contact any of the people below:
    Heidi Arruda
    Nurse haa14@scasd.org
    Morgan Bechdel Social Worker mlb44@scasd.org
    Kelsey Barbrow   Counselor ked30@scasd.org
    Erica Culler Psychologist edc17@scasd.org
    Michael Fester Assistant Principal mcf20@scasd.org
    Brian Ishler Principal bhi12@scasd.org
    Jennifer Kauffman Counseling Secretary jak35@scasd.org
    Mike Willis Counselor mrw30@scasd.org
    Alison Turley Counselor amt25@scasd.org
    Cindy Sergeon Home/School Visitor ces31@scasd.org
    Do you need to talk now? 

    Hot Lines

    Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988


    Crisis Text Line: Text 741-741


    Center for Community Resources 24 hour crisis line (formerly Can Help):    1-800-643-5432

    Center for Community Resources provides crisis, mental health and/or drug and alcohol services for Centre County. 


    Centre Helps Community Help Center 24 hour Hot Line:    814-237-5855

    Centre Helps navigates the local safety net for our friends and neighbors in need. Whether in crisis or struggling to make ends meet, our community can always find help through the talented staff and volunteers at Centre Helps.



    Drug and Alcohol Treatment

    Clear Concepts    355-7629

    Counseling Alternatives    231-0940

    Quest    342-1515 or 357-5953



    General Information

    Centre County MH/MR D&A (Base Service Unit 8:30-5:00) 355-6786


Last Modified on September 10, 2023