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Mental Health Resources for Students During COVID-19

January 14, 2021

We understand the COVID-19 situation is challenging for many, and in addition to the District Counselor Request Form, we wanted to provide the following resources:  

  • Neighborhood Bridges and Hoover Helps: contact your school counselor 
  • Birmingham Crisis Center Hotline  (205) 323-7777      
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  (800) 273-TALK (8255)  
  • Crisis Text Hotline  Text TALK to 741741
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio (888) 628-9454
  • PIRC--Psychiatric Intake Response Center-Children's of Alabama (205) 638-PIRC(7472)
  • UTALK (205) 328-5465 OR Text (205) 328-5465
  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ youth)  (866) 488-7346 OR Text START to 678678  
  • Your Pediatrician/Family Physician             
  • Jefferson County Department of Human Resources (DHR) (205) 423-4850     
  • Shelby County Department of Human Resources (DHR)   (205) 669-3000    
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-SAFE(7233)    
  • United Way: Dial 2-1-1 OR Visit 211.org
  • Additional Community Resources  https://www.homewood.k12.al.us/Page/4401
  • SAMHSA's treatment referral and information services for mental and/or substance use disorders 1-800-662-4357


Hoover City Schools has a new podcast available called Roots and Wings. This monthly podcast is a resource for parents/households in our district who are tasked with raising resilient and courageous children in a world with great uncertainty. It is simply a monthly conversation focusing on relevant issues facing parents and guardians. Moderators/panelists include mental health professionals and administrators across Hoover City Schools.

 

Anchor.fm https://anchor.fm/kandace-vanwanderham

Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/roots-and-wings-podcast

Google: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zZDlhZDUzNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/jf1cmh02

Radio Public https://radiopublic.com/roots-and-wings-podcast-WDEbPA

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1hPKeO4h4onYaut7MiFkzO

 

Other popular resources include but are not limited to the following:

Child Mind Institute https://childmind.org/

American School Counselor Association https://www.schoolcounselor.org/

Second Step COVID-19 Support https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support

Common Sense Media https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Mental Health America https://www.mhanational.org/

American Academy of Family Physicians https://familydoctor.org/mental-health-keeping-your-emotional-health/

American Psychological Association https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience

National Association of School Psychologists https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/covid-19-resource-center