Mental Health Matters

We Regulate Before We Educate!

Welcome, Lauren Stiles!

Lauren is our new Mental Health Liaison at the ESC. She is employed by StarCare Specialty Health System and will assist in connecting school districts with local mental health services and trainings. If you need any support do not hesitate to reach out to Lauren. Her contact information can be found at the bottom of the smore!
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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:

How to Assist Children struggling with grief and/or loss

TEA COVID Resource:

TEA Grief & Trauma Informed Practices Resource: - The Dougy Project grief resources for children, teens, young adults, and supports of griever - Grief resources for all ages from Good Grief - A variety of resources from the National Alliance for Children’s Grief Resources for teen grief

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Mental Heath Mondays

Join us for weekly Mental Health Mondays via zoom! Lauren Stiles will discuss topics concerning mental health and wellness, including: suicide prevention, bullying, trauma-informed practices, grief and loss, substance use & misuse, and much much more!!! You won't want to miss it!

Zoom Link:

Register here:

11/01/2021 -

11/08/2021 -

11/15/2021 -

11/29/2021 –

12/06/2021 -

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

STAR Care: Mental Health, IDD, Substance Abuse, Aging Services, Veteran Services, Counseling, Parent and Family Training: (806) 766-0301

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

Dr. Michael Gomez, The Adversity and Resilience Community Center (ARCC)

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 COVID 19 Hotline


STAR Crisis Line- Threat assessments, Suicide Intervention, and Support- (806)740-1414

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Trauma Informed Classrooms


Upcoming Training's...

Youth Mental Health First Aid: 10/28, 11/18, 12/2, 1/27, 2/24, 3/31, 4/28, 5/26, 6/30

ASK+ Suicide Gate Keeper Training: November 19th

Are you in the Zone? Zones of Regulation Training: October 5th

Trauma Informed Care: November 1st

Restorative Discipline: November 3rd and January 18th

Natural Helpers: September 27th

New Counselor Training: Day 1: November 18th, January 26th, April 19th

Standards-Based IEP: October 26th and 27th or January 24th or 25th

Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI):

Refreshers: October 19th, November 9th, January 17th, March 9th

Initials: September 21st, November 10th, January 18th, March 10th

FBA and BIP: September 28th

Tiered Levels of Support for ALL Students' Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Growth with Dr. Ogonosky: October 14th, December 8th, and February 16th

Regional Mental Health & Safety Round Up: October 21st

PAX Good Behavior Game Training: October 4th, October 5th, October 6th, October 12th, October 14th, October 18th, October 21st, October 22nd, October 26th, October 27th

Oppositionally Optimistic: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Managing Tier 3 Behavior: March 2nd

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

Check out our flyer on Standards-based IEPs

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Check out our flyer for Tiered Levels of Support for ALL Students' Social, Emotional, and Behavioral, Growth with Dr. Ogonosky

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Dr. Julianna Carpenter, LSSP