Mental Health Matters

We Regulate Before We Educate!

Putting the Pieces Together! Register for the Summer 2022 Mental Health Conference

June 14th and June 15th will be amazing days focused on putting the pieces together to meet our staff and students mental health needs! We will have presentations on cybersecurity and how to manage and address internet bullying, Grief & Trauma, Safe & Supportive School Program Requirements, and Reintegration Plans for students experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

Our Keynote will be Dr. Crystal Collier who will discuss 18 risky behaviors our children and adolescents engage in and how to intervene! You won't want to miss it!!

Register here:

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Behavior Bash Series Summer 2022

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Dr. Ross Greene & Trauma Informed Schools!

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EXCITING NEWS! TEA and Project AWARE have launched the Texas School Mental Health Website which will feature mental health initiatives and includes great resources along with the school mental health toolkit from TEA! Check it out here:

Need a GREAT Training on Classroom Management?

Crisis Supports and Hotlines

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Threat Assessment Forms

CSTAG is an evidenced-based process to determine the severity of threat and need for external support when a threat is made.

The CSSRS is a best practice screener used to determine the severity of a suicidal threat, or comment, etc.

Do not hesitate to call if you need support in either of these areas!!!

What to do after a tragedy...check out this resources on Suicide Postvention, Recovery, and Renewal!

PBIS and MTSS Updates

Click here to follow the Smore Newsletter for PBIS and MTSS Updates and if you need any assistance contact Amy Hagerman at
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Click on the photo to visit me in my bitmoji office that is full of resources!!

What is Mental Health?

Teen Health: Mental Health

Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) by County

Central Plains Center

Counties served: Bailey, Briscoe, Castro, Floyd, Hale, Lamb, Motley, Parmer, and Swisher

715 Plainview, TX

Crisis Phone: (800) 687-1300

IDD Phone: (806) 213-1105

MH Phone: (806) 291-4470

StarCare Specialty Health System

Counties served: Cochran, Crosby, Hockley, Lubbock, and Lynn

904 Ave. O Lubbock, TX 79408

Crisis Phone: (806) 740-1414 or (800) 687-7581

Main Phone: (806) 766-0310

West Texas Centers

Counties served: Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Howard, Kent, Loving, Martin, Mitchell, Nolan, Reeves, Runnels, Scurry, Terrell, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler, and Yoakum

319 Runnels St. Big Spring, TX 79720

Crisis Phone: (800) 375-4357

Main Phone: (432) 263-0007

Helen Farabee Centers

Counties served: Archer, Baylor, Childress, Clay, Cottle, Dickens, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, King, Knox, Montague, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, and Young

1000 Brook St. Wichita Fall, TX 76301

Crisis Phone: (800) 621-8504

Main Phone: (940) 397-3143

Mental & Behavioral Health Resources in Lubbock

StarCare: Mental Health, ID, Substance Use Services, Aging Services, Veteran Services, Parent and Family Training: (806) 766-0310

Family Therapy Clinic: (806) 742-3074

TTU Psychology Clinic: (806) 742-3737

TTUHSC Counseling Suite: (806) 743-1000

Covenant Behavioral Health/ Children's ER: James Atkinson, LPC: (806) 725-6395

Covenant Community Health Outreach Services: (806) 725 5218

University Medical Center: (806) 775-8200

CATR, Laurie Lopez Telemedicine: Dr. Sarah Wakefield

The Center for Superheroes: (806) 743-2669

The Playroom Play Therapy Clinic: (806) 340-0713

Community Resources Coordination Groups (CRCG)

Communities in Schools (CIS)

Dr. Comiskey at Texas Tech University: Substance Use, Addiction, & Recovery

Center for Adolescent Resiliency: (806) 742-3000

Child Advocacy Center: (806) 740-0251

Substance Use and Outreach, Hub City Outreach

Crisis Resources & Hotlines

StarCare Mental Health Support Line


StarCare 24/7 Crisis Help Line-Threat assessments, Suicide Intervention, and Support- (806)740-1414

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Trauma Informed Classrooms


Upcoming Training's...

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: A Trauma Informed Approach to meeting our Staff & Students Needs! (VIRTUAL) 6/2

Mental Health & Behavioral Health Conference: Putting the Pieces Together! June 14-15th

Youth Mental Health First Aid: 5/26, 6/30

Grief & Trauma Sensitive Schools: July 12th

Classroom Management & Leadership Support with Mike Desparrois: July 19th

The Landscape of Learning and Behavior: Using Brain Research to Make a Difference for our Children with Dr. Layne Pethick: 7/26

PAX Good Behavior Game Training: Access dates via PAX Flyer

If you have any specific requests for training's please reach out!

Dr. Julianna Carpenter, LSSP