DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (January 6, 2022) Father Lopez Catholic High School is partnering up with Halifax Health to receive additional behavioral resources for students from Halifax Health – Child & Adolescent Behavioral Services. To meet the increased need for student counseling and planning for the future after the pandemic, Father Lopez Catholic High School has taken the first steps to enhance the Father Lopez Guidance Office by partnering with Halifax Health to provide students additional resources and a dedicated mental health therapist.
“Halifax Health provides six mental health therapists in the Volusia County School system and, realizing Father Lopez students are under the same pressures, we decided we should offer the same care,” said principal, Leigh Svajko
The mental healthcare will be offered two mornings a week by Angelina Vickers, LMHC and will be available by appointment on campus or at Halifax Health – Child & Adolescent Behavioral Services. Father Lopez Catholic High School students will be able to self-refer and teachers and guidance counselors may also refer students for this voluntary, confidential care.
“Students across the country are experiencing anxiety, depression thoughts of self-harm and more. We are pleased to provide additional services to help the families at Father Lopez live happier and healthier lives,” Jim Terry Service Line administrator of Halifax Health – Child & Adolescent Behavioral Services stated. “Halifax Health is honored to partner with Father Lopez Catholic High School to provide the youth of our community the health resources they need to remain happy and healthy throughout their lives.”
Angelina Vickers, LMHC is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology. She has worked for several community organizations and has experience providing services and resources to pregnant and post-partum mothers diagnosed with substance use disorders, substance exposed newborns, children of all ages, families and young adults.
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About Father Lopez Catholic High School
Father Lopez Catholic High School is a Christ-centered community of learners. We believe that spiritual formation in the Catholic tradition and academic rigor create a positive culture where all students are free to discover their full human potential through scholarly pursuits, athletics and service leadership. Located on a beautiful ninety-eight acre campus in one of America’s most-desired cities, the roots of Father Lopez Catholic High School can be traced back to 1924. Father Lopez is a private, college-prep school with just under 400 students who reside in various cities in Volusia and Flagler County. Discover more at fatherlopez.org
About Halifax Health
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.