Schools, Communities, Students & Families Working Together
Welcome to the WISH website! In August 2007, Hillsborough County Public Schools was awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant, "Integrating Schools and Mental Health Systems." This 18-month planning grant provided an opportunity to establish a communications network between the local school and mental health systems, the juvenile justice system, family organizations, and the Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) at the University of South Florida. The school district was awarded this grant for a second time from July 2010 through June 2013. The goal of the project is to increase student access to quality mental health services by developing effective linkages between the school and mental health systems in Hillsborough County, Florida. This website will provide information about these linkages for educators, students, families and community agencies as we strive to provide effective mental health services and resources to support academic achievement!
***Please note that the information contained on this website is informational only and should not be used as a tool to rule out or formulate a mental health diagnosis. These diagnoses should only be made by trained mental health professionals after a thorough evaluation.***