The Mental Health Minute

September 2019 Volume 6

From the CFISD Mental Health Intervention Team

Providing mental health information, resources and self care tips!

Welcome back!

Happy school year 2019-2020!!! We look forward to promoting and supporting the mental health and well-being of CFISD students, families, staff members and community through prevention, intervention and safety.
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What students have to say about mental health...

CyCreek HS students share their thoughts on mental health and mental illness. The Cougar mental health alliance continues to promote mental health awareness on their campus. Click on the link to see what they have to say.

From NAMI: Getting the right start!

A student guide to mental health from National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


  • Know the 10 most common warning signs
  • Worried? Tell someone
  • What to say
  • What to do
  • Keep in mind

Words matter!

Mental Health PSA
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Anxiety a top concern

Based on the mental health needs assessment sent out last semester, anxiety is a top concern district wide therefore we are making it a priority topic this year. MHIT will focus to provide training and resources on coping with anxiety.
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Community Resources

Community Resources Supplement 2.0

Click on the link to access mental health counseling facilities in our community.

2019-2020 National Education and Health Awareness Dates

Health and Education Awareness Dates: Download a calendar of 2019–2020 Health and Education Awareness Dates.

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From Crime Stoppers: Keep Up with Cyber Safety

Consider the following cyber safety tips as you connect, learn & play online. https://crime-stoppers.org/

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 8-14: National Suicide Prevention Week

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day



If self-harming thoughts invade,

Who are you going to contact?

Parent? Coach? Teacher?

Counselor? Mentor? Friend?

Suicide hotline?

1-800-273-8255


Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741-741




The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

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