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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
  • Additional Community Resources
  • 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.



Pocket Casts:

Radio Public



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

Child Mind Institute

American School Counselor Association

Second Step COVID-19 Support

Common Sense Media

Mental Health America

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Psychological Association

National Association of School Psychologists