Degrees and Certifications:
Masters of Social Work: University of St. Thomas/University of St. Catherine Bachelor of Arts - Psychology: University of Minnesota Minneapolis
Christy McCoy MSW LICSW
Hello, my name is Christy McCoy MSW LICSW and I am one of the school social workers at Como Park Senior High School. I have been a School Social Worker for 19 years for St. Paul Public Schools but have worked in education for 26 years. In my role as a School Social Worker, I provide direct healing centered engagement/trauma informed counseling and support to students individually and in groups. I can also help students and families connect with culturally responsive resources, which includes connecting to mental health providers, community resources related to housing, food, clothing, medical needs etc. Finally, I can help families navigate county systems.
Fun fact - I have also been actively involved with the Minnesota School Social Work Association since 2002 serving in the following leadership roles: Legislative Chair 2008-2013; President 2013-2015; Secretary 2016-2018; Legislative Chair 2015-present. I am proud to also be serving as the current President of the School Social Work Association of America.
MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS SERVICES:
If you or your child are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact one of the following resources:
Suicide and Crisis Line 988 24 hours/7days per week
Crisis text line 741741.
Ramsey County’s mobile crisis team provides stabilization services, de-escalation, crisis intervention, mental health assessments and initial crisis plans.
Under 18 years old Call the Children's Mental Health Crisis Line: 651-266-7878.
Over 18 years old Call the Adult Mental Health Crisis Line: 651-266-7900.
Walk-in crisis services are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Urgent Care for Adult Mental Health.