Return to Headlines

Community invited to Join In and support youth mental health

       Addressing student crises remains crucial to the well-being of students and to the educational mission of Pearland ISD. The district continues to focus on issues affecting students from personal/family crises to suicidal thoughts, now highlighting substance abuse prevention.

Join In

       Pearland ISD’s second “Join In…Inspired, Informed, Involved” event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5-7 p.m. at the Virgil Gant Education Support Center, 1928 N. Main, Pearland, TX 77581.

       An hour-long session will be presented by Dr. John J. O’Neill, Clinical Director at The Menninger Clinic, and will provide parents and students with knowledge to: understand how substance abuse relates to youth mental health, identify common substances used by adolescents and assist with early identification and treatment of potential problems. Session times are 5:15-6 p.m. and 6:15-7 p.m.

       Additionally, throughout the event attendees will have the opportunity to interact with local mental health agencies through a Carousel of Resources.

       For more information, contact Chenda Moore, Coordinator of Guidance Services, at

       Pearland ISD encourages parents to join in campus and district efforts by attending meetings, trainings and events hosted by schools and district throughout the year, as a combined effort to help students understand they are not alone.