Golding Mental Health Resources

Here at Golding Middle we are committed to meeting the social emotional needs of all our students.  

We strive to ensure that every student will acquire the academic, career, and personal/social skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

Contact us

Golding Counseling Office: 518-234-8368 ext. 2020

Lori Young, School Counselor (last names A-K): [email protected]
Lisa Yatrakis, School Counselor (last names L-Z): [email protected]
Samantha Gaske, Mental Health Counselor (counselor for AIP 1 , AIP 6): [email protected]

Family resources for mental health

Project Hope
Feeling stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic? You are not alone. Call the NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline 7 days a week, 8am-10pm at 1-844-863-9314 or visit the website above

Parent Guide to Resilience 
Help your family to grow closer and increase your resilience

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 and has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health.

Seize the Awkward
Having a conversation about mental health might be uncomfortable, but it can make all the difference. Check out these tools – from conversation guides to tips –that can help you help those in need.

Not My Kid: What Every Parent Needs to Know
"Not My Kid: What Parents Should Know About Teen Suicide" is a 17-minute web-based video that features eight parents from culturally diverse backgrounds asking two mental health professionals a variety of common questions about youth suicide.  They explain how to spot warning signs of distress and clarify misinformation. 

Call 988. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Self-injury & Recovery Resources
This website provides new research and insight into self-injury. It also aims to translate the growing body of knowledge about self-injury into resources and tools useful for those seeking to better understand, treat, and prevent it.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration 
SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

The Trevor Project
Crisis and suicide prevention efforts for the LGBTQ community and information for people who want to support them.

The Family Room at Ellis
The Family Room is a first of its kind in New York State. The Family Room provides youth and adolescents (ages 10 to 17) with mental health services in a safe, comfortable, calming place within a healthcare setting. The Family Room is where young people facing mental health crises can seek help as an alternative to the Emergency Department. This new community resource is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to - 6 p.m. and seeks to break down barriers to mental health care. Guests have access to counseling, social supports, and social and medical referrals, or they can simply use the visit to calm themselves in a safe, comfortable environment and leave when they are ready.

Local Resources

Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) or call 844-732-6228
MCAT is available to anyone seeking crisis intervention services in Oneida, Herkimer, Schoharie, Otsego, Delaware and Chenango counties.

Schoharie County Mental Health Clinic
Schoharie County provides services to individuals with mental health concerns, substance use concerns, and/or developmental disabilities, through both county-operated/staffed clinics/ providers and contracts with other local service providers. 518-295-8336

Bassett Medical Center Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
Bassett’s Department of Psychiatry provides inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care. The Inpatient Psychiatry Unit offers psychiatric assessment, evaluation, and treatment to adults 18 and over who require acute care hospitalization. Outpatient services include assessment and treatment planning, individual psychotherapy for children and adults, marital therapy, and medication management.

Gender Wellness Center
The Gender Wellness Center is part of the Bassett Healthcare Network. Their mission is to bring trans-affirming health care from the margins to the mainstream by offering transgender health care from within a primary care practice.