Brandon Wellness Resources


This website has resources for children and families to access whenever the need arises. This includes counseling resources, wellness activities, and supports for learning virtually. Feel free to contact any of the district staff listed below.


The Brandon School District is excited to partner with the Cook Center for Human Connection and their website This is a mental health resource for parents and provides parents a trusted place to go for real answers, to find support and real help for their children.

This FREE resource offers parents access to licensed therapists delivering different courses for parents on topics like living with a child with depression, identifying anxiety, coping with grief and loss.

The four parts to this service are:

Questions: Contact Jessica Cohen, Ph.D. Director of Student Support Services at

District Contacts

Contact Information for our mental health support team:

Brandon High School:

Ryan Belluomo, Counselor  (A-G)

Jonah Conner, Counselor  (H-N)       

Linda Eland, Counselor  (O-Z)   

Stephanie Wozniak, Social Worker

Brandon Middle School: 

Sam Burns, Counselor         

Jeannine Marthen, Counselor   

Sara Mignano, Social Worker

Harvey-Swanson Elementary & Preschool:

Kori Meltzer, Counselor         

Rachel DiBella, Social Worker   

Oakwood Elementary:

Tara Campbell, Counselor        

Morgan Kostka, Social Worker  

Brandon School District:

Caitlin Tallon, School Psychologist (HSE/Preschool/HS)   

Jennifer Shaw, School Psychologist (OE/MS)

Crisis Hotlines and Information

Common Ground Crisis Screening


New Michigan Mental Health Hotline


Crisis Text Line

Text HOME  to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Blackhawk Hotline

248-660-0138 (report bullying and school concerns)

Local Community Resources

Common Ground: 

248-456-0909 or 800-231-1127

Crisis Counseling, Suicide Prevention, Legal Help, Community Resources,  Mental health screening and assessment, community resources/referrals, eligibility determination, advocacy and support.

Non-Crisis Services:

Oakland County Health Network Access Screening:                                  This process determines where peoples needs are best met, based on severity and urgency. Screening's ,can be requested by calling: 248-464-636 or by visiting the Resource and Crisis Center. All information is confidential.

Resources in Response to tragedy

Wellness resources designed for elementary aged children

Wellness resources designed for older children and teens

See page for additional resources for adults, including financial resources, stress management, and self-care strategies.

Suicide Prevention

A recent survey found that 64% of teens believe "the experience of COVID-19 will have a lasting impact on their generation's mental health." In Michigan, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-34 and the 4th leading cause of death for ages 35-54. Help is available 24-7. If you or someone you know may be thinking of suicide, going through a hard time, or just need to talk, call or text the Common Ground Resource and Crisis Helpline at 1-800-231-1127 or chat online at

More information about suicide prevention can be found on the Task Force's website at For up to date public health information, follow @publichealth OC on Facebook and Twitter or contact Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533 or Nurse on Call is available 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays. 

Make Your Home Suicide Safe

Make your home suicide safe.pdf

Suicide Warning Signs

Suicide Warning Signs.pdf

Suicide Prevention Parent Toolkit

Toolkit for parents.pdf

Suicide Prevention School Toolkit

Toolkit for schools.pdf