• Mental Health

    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.


  • Bullying & Cyberbullying Prevention - 8/31/23

    Bullying & Cyberbullying Prevention:Teaching Resilience to our Youth
    Hosted by: Grant Halliburton Foundation

    Thursday | August 31, 2023 | 6:00pm

    View Recording Here (also shown below)

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Prevention: Information on causes of bullying and cyberbullying, and how to prevent it from happening.
    2. Resilience: An understanding of the protective factors, and strategies to develop resilience in our youth.
    3. Plano ISD Policies: An overview of Plano ISD policies regarding bullying/cyberbullying.

  • Mental Health Awareness Series (Part 1) - Depressive Disorders - 9/20/23

    Understanding Depressive Disorders and How to Best Help Your Student
    Hosted by: The Chicago School-College of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Program

    Wednesday | September 20, 2023 | 5:00pm

    View Recording Here - English & Spanish (also shown below)

    Presentation Slideshow

    Please join us for a 6-part series on Mental Health Awareness, hosted by the Chicago School-College of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Program, on how parents and guardians can support student mental health in the home and educational setting.

  • Suicide Prevention - 9/21/23

    Talk Saves Lives
    Hosted by: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (also shown below)

    Thursday | September 21, 2023 | 6:00pm

    View Recording Here (also shown below)

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Scope of the Problem: The latest data on suicide in the US and worldwide.
    2. Research: Info on what causes people to consider suicide, and health, historical, and environmental factors that put individuals at risk.
    3. Prevention: An understanding of the protective factors, strategies for managing mental health, and being proactive about self-care.
    4. What You Can Do: Guidance on warning signs and behaviors to look for. How to get help for someone in a suicidal crisis.

  • Mental Health Awareness Series (Part 2) - Anxiety Disorders - 9/27/23

    Understanding Anxiety Disorders in Children and Youth

    Hosted by: The Chicago School-College of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Program

    Wednesday | September 27, 2023 | 5:00pm

    View Recording Here (English) (also shown below)

    View Recording Here (Spanish)

    Presentation Slideshow

    Please join us for a 6-part series on Mental Health Awareness, hosted by the Chicago School-College of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Program, on how parents and guardians can support student mental health in the home and educational setting.

  • Mental Health Awareness Series (Part 3) - Impulse Control & Conduct Disorders - 10/4/23

    Understanding Disruptive, Impulse-Control, & Conduct Disorders: How to Support Your Student

    Hosted by: The Chicago School-College of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Program

    Wednesday | October 4, 2023 | 5:00pm

    View Recording Here (English) (also shown below)

    View Recording Here (Spanish)

    Presentation Slideshow

    Please join us for a 6-part series on Mental Health Awareness, hosted by the Chicago School-College of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Program, on how parents and guardians can support student mental health in the home and educational setting.

  • Substance Use and Fentanyl - 10/5/23

    Substance Use and Fentanyl: What Should Parents Know?
    Hosted by: Paul Chabot from the Coalition for Drug Free McKinney Youth

    Thursday | October 5, 2023 | 6:00pm

    View Recording Here
    (also shown below)

    Presentation Slideshow

  • Mental Health Awareness Series (Part 4) - ADHD - 10/18/23

    Understanding ADHD and How it Impacts Your Students' Learning
    Hosted by: The Chicago School-College of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Program

    Wednesday | October 18, 2023 | 5:00pm

    View Recording Here (English) (also shown below)

    View Recording Here (Spanish)

    Presentation Slideshow

    Please join us for a 6-part series on Mental Health Awareness, hosted by the Chicago School-College of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Program, on how parents and guardians can support student mental health in the home and educational setting.

  • Mental Health Awareness Series (Part 5) - Autism Spectrum Disorder - 10/25/23

    Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder and How to Support Your Student in the Educational Setting
    Hosted by: The Chicago School-College of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Program

    Wednesday | October 25, 2023 | 5:00pm

    View Recording Here (English) (also shown below)

    View Recording Here (Spanish)

    Please join us for a 6-part series on Mental Health Awareness, hosted by the Chicago School-College of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Program, on how parents and guardians can support student mental health in the home and educational setting.

  • Mental Health Awareness Series (Part 6) - Trauma - 11/1/23

    Trauma in Schools
    Hosted by: The Chicago School-College of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Program

    Wednesday | November 1, 2023 | 5:00pm

    View Recording Here (English) (also shown below)

    View Recording Here (Spanish)

    Presentation Slideshow

    Please join us for a 6-part series on Mental Health Awareness, hosted by the Chicago School-College of Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Program, on how parents and guardians can support student mental health in the home and educational setting.

  • Introduction to Trauma - 11/2/23

    Introduction to Trauma and How to Support your Child
    Hosted by: Dianne Evans, LCSW-S

    Thursday | November 2, 2023 | 6:00pm

    View Recording Here (English) (also shown below)

    View Recording Here (Spanish)

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Defining trauma in children and adolescents.
    2. Describe how traumatic stress reactions might present at home.
    3. What signs to look for and when to seek help.

  • Grief and Loss - 11/9/23

    Grief: How to Notice the Signs and Provide Support to Children and Teens
    Hosted by: Therapy Works, Giselle Saavedra, LPC

    Thursday | November 9, 2023 | 6:00pm

    View Recording Here (English) (also shown below)

    View Recording Here (Spanish)

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Defining grief in children and adolescents.
    2. How grief presents itself in children and adolescents.
    3. Ways in which parents can support their children who are grieving and when to seek help.

  • Human Trafficking 101 - 1/25/24 (NEW DATE)

    Human Trafficking 101
    Hosted by: Unbound Now North Texas

    Thursday | January 18, 2024 | 6:00pm

    UPDATED DATE: THURSDAY | JANUARY 25, 2024 | 6:00pm

    View Recording Here (also shown below)

    View Recording Here (Spanish)

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss what human trafficking is.
    2. Risk factors and tactics.
    3. How to identify victims, respond, and resources available.

  • Digital Media and Abuse - 2/8/24

    Digital Media and Abuse
    Hosted by: Hope's Door New Beginning Center

    Thursday | February 8, 2024 | 6:00pm

    View Recording Here (also shown below)

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Social media impact and unintended consequences
    2. Dangers and legal ramifications of sexting
    3. Abusive behaviors teens experience through social media and how to set healthy boundaries

  • Non-Suicidal Self Injury in Children & Teens - 3/21/24

    Non-Suicidal Self Injury in Children & Teens
    Hosted by: Connections Wellness Group

    Thursday | March 21, 2024 | 6:00pm

    View Recording Here (also shown below)

    View Recording Here (Spanish)

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Develop an understanding of the signs and symptoms of non-suicidal self injury (NSSI)
    2. Identify preferred responses to awareness of NSSI
    3. Identify at least three treatment interventions for those struggling with NSSI

  • Increasing Parent-Child Connection - 4/11/24

    Increasing Parent-Child Connection
    Hosted by: Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County

    Thursday | April 11, 2024 | 6:00pm

    View Recording Here (also shown below)

    View Recording Here (Spanish)

    Learning Objectives:

    1. How to talk about difficult subjects with children.
    2. How to increase connections between caregivers and children.
    3. Techniques to help kids with regulation of emotions, making healthy choices, and increase self-esteem.

  • Summer Support: A Discussion on Digital Safety & Family Connection - 5/2/24

    Summer Support: A Discussion on Digital Safety & Family Connection
    Hosted by: PISD School Social Work

    Thursday | May 2, 2024 | 6:00pm

    View Recording Here (also shown below)

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Routines: Gain understanding on the importance of routines for children.
    2. Change: Discuss how children and adults handle change.
    3. Digital Safety: Learn what measures to put in place to protect your children online.
    4. Connection: Gain ideas on indoor and outdoor activities over break to connect.


  • Additional Mental Health Resources

  • National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Mental Health America


  • 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.