Mental Health Resources
Dear Parents and Students,
I hope this email finds you and your family safe and well! I know all of you have been impacted directly or indirectly by COVID-19 in the past couple of weeks, and my thoughts and heart are with you. I want you to know that I will offer support in ways that I can. We are all learning together how to adapt to new norms of day-to-day life.
During the school closures, your Student Support Counselors and Professional School Counselors remain accessible and available for mental health and social/emotional support for all staff and students. Each SSC has online office hours where students can email and request to schedule an individual online video conference during our modified school hours. Please email your SSC and we will respond within 24 business hours.
I will be available at the following times.
Monday-Friday: Individual appointments: 10 AM-12 PM
Meetings will occur through Zoom. Please email me to make an appointment and obtain the access codes for an individual session at firstname.lastname@example.org
In circumstances of crisis after hours, please contact 911 or the following helplines:
- Texas Youth Helpline - Visit Dfps.state.tx.us or call 1-800-989-6844, text us at 512-872-5777.
- Trained volunteers are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will listen to your problem, help you develop a solution.
- For example, I ran away from home. Where can I find help? What should I do if my child does not come home
- National Textline - Text CONNECT to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1.800.273.8255
- SAMHSA's National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Resources to Support You During COVID-19
Center for Disease Control (CDC) - Managing Anxiety and Stress During COVID-19
National Association of School Psychology (NASP): How to Talk to Your Student About COVID-19
Mental Health America: Mental Health and COVID-19 Information Aid and Resources
Wellness /Mental Health Resources
The link below provides listings for Pearland area counseling resources and additional online support.
For information on anxiety and depression:
Feeling you are in an abusive relationship? Visit the below resources:
- Love is Respect: 1-866-331-9474/Text “loveis” to 22522/loveisrespect.org
- National Sexual Assault hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE/rainn.org
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Break the Cycle: www.breakthecycle.org
- LGBT National Help Center; Hotline 1-800-246-PRIDE/glbthotline.org/chat.html
- Together for Girls: www.togetherforgirls.org
If you think someone might be considering suicide be the one to help them by taking these 5 easy steps:
ASK. KEEP THEM SAFE. BE THERE. HELP THEM CONNECT. FOLLOW UP.