Student Support (24/7)
The constant coverage of COVID-19 can cause stress, fear and anxiety in students and families. To help lessen anxiety and provide reassurance, the Guidance & Counseling Department has developed some resources. Download the Emotional Wellness During COVID-19 resource list here.Counselors are available during regular school hours on every campus to assist students, but we also want to make sure our students have resources during non-school hours when they may need assistance.
The list below provides options for assistance 24 hours a day.
Crisis Text Line
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trevor Lifeline - Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Rape Crisis and Victim Services
You may also wish to visit the links below for additional resources and avenues for assistance:
- Anti-Bullying and the MISD Bullying Report Form - Districts that implement social-emotional learning structures create an anti-bullying environment for all students. For more information on anti-bullying and how to report incidences, please visit the MISD Anti-Bullying webpage.
- Emotional Wellness During COVID-19 - The constant coverage of COVID-19 can cause stress, fear and anxiety in students and families. To help lessen anxiety and provide reassurance, the Guidance & Counseling Department has developed a helpful list of resources. Download it here.
- Friend for Life Hotline - Friends for Life works in conjunction with Crime Stoppers to allow students to make anonymous calls regarding problems that their friends are having that could be harmful to their health and safety. When a student makes a report, it is sent to the police, Student Services and Guidance & Counseling departments within the District for follow-up during regular school hours. You can call 817-469-TIPS (8477), text "TIP117 Plus Your Message" to 274637, or live chat at www.469tips.com.
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline - We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
- Crisis Text Line - Through Crisis Text Line, individuals who need support from a trained crisis counselor can text 741741 to connect with a "real-life human being" that will help ease your anxieties.
- Tarrant Cares - Tarrant Cares is an online information service for individuals, families, caregivers and agencies. This resource hub will provide you with countless solutions for issues you and your family may be facing.
- Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids about Being Online - Net Cetera is a guide for parents, teachers and other mentors with practical tips to help kids navigate the online world safely. Net Cetera covers a variety of topics – from cyberbullying to file-sharing – as well as where to go for more information and issues to raise with kids about living their lives online.
- Talk early. Talk often. Get others involved – An Underage drinking prevention campaign - Sponsored by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association, the campaign’s main focus is to help parents have open and ongoing conversations with their preteen and teen children about the dangers of underage alcohol use. The campaign includes public service announcements and a web site with additional materials. Access www.underagedrinking.samhsa.gov.
- See It and Stop It: Teen Action Campaign – Created by teens to help prevent relationship violence, the See It, Stop It website offers information on recognizing and stopping abuse. The campaign's main premise is to help those who may be aware of domestic violence help victims of abuse.
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) | The Power of Parents and the Power of You(th) programs - Parents are a youth’s leading resource when it comes to making healthy choices. Youth also can play a pivotal role in underage prevention because they can stand up as the leaders who make it “ok” to say no to alcohol. The Power of Parents helps use the power they have to keep their kids safe through ongoing, critical conversations with their children about alcohol and other drugs. Through The Power of You(th), young adults not only learn why it is important to stay away from alcohol and other drugs, but they also learn real life strategies.
- Military OneSource (www.MilitaryOneSource.com), a Department of Defense program, provides free help and information, 24/7, to service members and their families on issues that affect them, including parenting and child care, the concerns of families of children with special needs, budgeting and finances, consumer purchases, education, relationships, the cycle of deployment, and overall health and well-being.
- Underage Drinking Prevention and Awareness - The Too Smart To Start website, keeps individuals and organizations informed with the latest news on underage drinking. Too Smart to Start (TSTS) is a public education initiative that provides research-based strategies and materials to professionals and volunteers at the community level to help implement an underage alcohol use prevention program. The goal of TSTS is to decrease the risk of underage alcohol use by increasing the knowledge and skills of 9-13 year-olds and their parents and caregivers so they can positively address underage alcohol use issues.
- The Dangers of Prescription Drugs - As communities around the country renew their focus on the dangers of prescription drugs, parents are not alone and there are many free resources available. Learn why teens are abusing prescription drugs, the signs and symptoms of abuse, and which drugs are more frequently abused here.
- 5 Drugs Kids Steal Most Often From Parents (CBS Early Show 5/7/09)