What is Mental Health?
Mental health includes our emotions, mind, and relationships with others. It’s displayed in how we think, feel, and act.
It helps us determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important in every stage of life; from child, to teen, all the way through becoming an adult.
Mental health, which encompasses social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral well-being, is central to building a school culture and climate where all students, and all who serve them, thrive. Remember that everyone goes through difficult times, and no matter how long it’s been going on, it’s important that everyone has someone they can talk to about it.
Additional Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Newsletters
"Facts about Fentanyl & THC" | Tuesday, March 21, 2023
This event featured a viewing of the 18 minute documentary, Fentanyl Factor, followed by a community panel discussion about how fentanyl poisoning and THC has impacted North Texas.
"Facts about Fentanyl: Virtual Learning Workshops" | March 16, 2023 & March 23, 2023
This session includes a brief overview of fentanyl and it's impact on the community, and important skills such as how to talk to your students about the dangers of fentanyl, opioids, and THC.
Emergency Contacts and Hotlines
If you or someone you know has a mental illness or has concerns about their mental health, there are ways to find help or guidance.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger:
- Call 911
- Go to the nearest emergency room
For help in a crisis, you can contact:
See Something, Say SomethingIn Plano ISD, school safety is a top priority and everyone can be a part of keeping schools safe. Students, staff and parents can anonymously share safety and other concerns with school administrators at any time of day using a computer or mobile device. The anonymous Tip Line is available as a feature in the district's custom mobile app for students and parents. The app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play. If you do not have a smart phone, you can access the Tip Line from any web-enabled device at www.pisd.edu/tipline.
NOTE: The Tip Line is not a substitute for calling the police to report any in-progress incident.
In cases of an emergency and an immediate response is needed, please call 911.
Using the Tip Line to make a false report or threat of violence involving a school is punishable as a felony under Texas Law.