Student Support Team
We care about you and want to make sure you are safe. Please feel free to contact school staff using the email addresses below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you or your child needs immediate and/or additional support, we encourage you to use the following resources:
Student Support Team – Forest Hills High School
- Counselor (for students with last names starting with A-Cl) – Katherine Menacho
- Counselor (for students with last names starting with Co-Ha) – Shannon Thomas
- Counselor (for students with last names starting with He-Me) – Katie Haigler
- Counselor (for students with last names starting with Mi-Se) – Christi Ponder
- Counselor (for students with last names starting with Se-Z – Kasey Macedo
School Social Worker – Emily Dilworth
School Therapist – Jennifer Rubin
**ASK (**275) Need mental health help fast? Not sure where to turn? If you need to talk to someone, this is free and available 24/7.
Llame a **ASK (**275) Necesita ayuda rapida para la salud mental? Esta es la línea de Crisis de Salud Mental, y ellos responderán a las llamadas en segundos, las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, 365 días del año. Conectará a las personas que puedan estar experimentando una crisis de salud mental con la ayuda adecuada en el momento y lugar correcto. Clínicos autorizados pueden ayudar a enlazar a las personas que llaman con los servicios y apoyos que satisfagan sus necesidades inmediatas.
Say Something App Reporting System (SS-ARS) students and adults can easily and completely confidentially report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies. Tips can be submitted 24/7 through the website, app or by phone, and a crisis center reviews and sends all submissions to law enforcement and/or school administration for intervention.
HOPE4NC 855-581-3463 Mental health and resilience supports is available for anyone in North Carolina to help during this time of crisis.
Optum has a toll-free 24-hour Emotional Support Help Line at 866-342-6892 for people who may be experiencing anxiety or stress around COVID-19.
Cardinal Innovations (mental health referrals-multiple languages) 1-800-939-5911.
Mobile Crisis (Mental Health Crisis 24/7) 1-866-275-9552
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-TALK) offers free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources 24/7. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor 24/7.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
911 when someone needs help right away because of an injury or an immediate danger.
Financial Assistance Resource: text finances to 474747
Governor Roy Cooper announced NC 2-1-1 by the United Way of North Carolina as a resource for citizens. Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162. Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522