Below are counseling department newsletters, websites, and helpful links that address a variety of topics faced by many students and parents.  You may click on the links to get more information on the specific topics.  This list is not all-inclusive and is offered only for your convenience.  It should not be considered a recommendation, referral, or endorsement to any particular service provider.  EMS ISD is not responsible for content hosted on other websites.  Please contact your student's counselor for more specific information, questions, or to discuss a specific concern. 


    General Resources: 

    Community Resources and Assistance

    Back to School

    Military Families: Support and Resources


    Mental Health Resources:

    Suicide Prevention

    6 Myths About Suicide Article

    Childhood Anxiety Disorders

    Mental Health

    Is My Teen Using Drugs? 

    Not My Kid: Drugs and Alcohol Information Every Parent Should Know

    Self-Injury Resources and Information


    Other Topics of Interest:

    Understanding Grief

    Social Media, Apps, and Teens

    Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention


    Bullying Awareness and Prevention



    Quick Reference Emergency Numbers:

    In Case of Emergency Dial: 911 (Operators will determine what emergency services to send for a particular crisis.)
    Child Protective Services: 1-800-252-5400 (www.txabusehotline.org)
    Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433 or 214-828-1000
    Youth Hotline (need to talk?): 1-800-210-2278
    MHMR Crisis Line: 817-335-3022 or 1-800-866-2465

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Veterans dial 1 for VA counselors): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

                    Veterans can also text 838255 for support.

                    Non-Veterans can text 741741 for support.

    Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth: 1-866-488-7386

    Texas Youth Hotline for kids under 18: 1-800-210-2278

    Texas Runaway Hotline: 1-888-580-4357

    Support for mothers experiencing postpartum depression: 1-800-PPD-MOMS (1-800-773-6667)           

    Support for Veterans, provided by Trained Peer Veterans: 1-877-VET2VET (1-877-838-2838)    

    Support for Law Enforcement, provided by Trained Peer Counselors: 1-800-COPLINE (1-800-267-5463) 

    211 – The United Way’s national 24-hour access to resources in the community. Simply dial 211, or 1-877-541-7905, on your telephone.

    Online Mental Health Resources:

    www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org: Suicide prevention and support, including an option to chat online with a trained volunteer.

    www.hopeline.com: Suicide prevention and crisis support, including an option to chat online with a trained volunteer.

    www.1800ppdmoms.org: Information and support for mothers and families experiencing postpartum depression.

    www.veteranscrisisline.net: Information and support for Veterans, including a confidential chat option.

    www.tarrantcares.org: Comprehensive collection of Tarrant County resources for individuals and families.