Olmsted County implements a school-based mental health program within its public school system. School-linked mental health is a program model that embeds individual and family therapy within school buildings to serve children and youth.  It is one of several integrative community projects from the Olmsted BRIDGE Collaborative, a Children’s Mental Health and Family Services Collaborative that formed to improve coordination of service provision across the county. 

This program operates within a partnership that includes Byron Public School District, Dover-Eyota Public School District, Pine Island Public School District, Rochester Public School District, Stewartville Public School District, Fernbrook Family Center, Family Services Rochester, Zumbro Valley Health Center, and Olmsted County Community Services. 

Beginning June 1, FSI staff partners with the Olmsted BRIDGE Collaborative to conduct an implementation analysis and process evaluation for this program.