Mrs. Melissa McDavid

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Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) Clubs Sponsored: Suicide Prevention Task Force (SPTF)

Mrs. Melissa McDavid

Melissa McDavid is the Student Support Counselor (SSC) at Turner High School. She previously served in Pearland ISD for 12 years as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP).  Her office is located in the Counseling Office at Tuner High School. On a weekly basis, Mrs. McDavid meets with students during the day and lunch hour. She also meets with teachers, parents, specialists, staff, and administrators to monitor student progress and discuss any needs related to students.

As Your Student Support Counselor, I Will ...

  - Support You in Figuring Out What To Do

   - Provide You A Space To Relax

   - Help You To See Your Strengths

   - Provide You With Resources In And Out of School 

   - Celebrate Your Successes

   - Collaborate With You to Make the Hard Stuff A Little Easer

 

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 join a scheduled group session (see below) or 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 below times. 

Monday: Individual  appointments: 1-3 PM 

Tuesday: Group counseling: 12-1 PM and Individual: 1-3 PM 

Wednesday: Individual  appointments: 1-3 PM 

Thursday: Group counseling: 12-1 PM ; Individual: 1-3 PM 

Friday: Individual  appointments: 1-3 PM 

Group will focus on wellness and stress reduction activities to support us during this challenging time. The group will last 30-45 minutes.

The group meetings will occur through Zoom. Please email me to make an appointment and obtain the access codes for individual or group at 

mcdavidm@pearlandisd.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 Diesease Control (CDC) - Managing Anxiety and Stress During COVID-19

PsychCentral: Coronavirus Anxiety: 4 Ways to Cope with Anxiety and Fear

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

American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Coronavirus Resources

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus from NPR

Brain Pop Video About the Coronavirus

 

Wellness /Mental Health Resources

The link below provides listings for Pearland area counseling resources and additional online support.

 For information on anxiety and depression:

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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

 

 BULLYING PREVENTION

Visit PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center website for more information by clicking here. Want to learn more about cyberbullying? Click here.

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION

#BeThe1to

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.

 

                                                             

 

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