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Hello and Welcome to Hatchet Mental Health! I am Ms. Melhiser, LCSW the Youth First Social Worker for Washington Community. I have created this website for students, parents, and staff to learn about mental health, local resources, and events.

  • Services are FREE.

  • Offer individual & group sessions.

  • Promote awareness & prevention on relative topics.

  • Connection to local resources & mental health services.


Please reach out to me through the school or email.




Youth First exists to transform and strengthen the lives of young people and their families through evidence-based programs that promote healthy behaviors, prevent substance abuse/use, and maximize student success.

PO Box 3897
Evansville, IN 47737-3897


Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.

-Nelson Mandela

Our Mission

Youth First’s mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Our Vision

Youth First’s vision is communities supporting healthy, safe and successful youth and families.

Please do not use this platform to contact me regarding your concerns for your student's mental health. If you or your student are suicidal please take them to your nearest Emergency Room, Mental Health ER, or call the police.

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