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Health and Wellness



Promoting mental health awareness and taking care of ourselves during this time is more important than ever as many are also caring for others. Being mindful and aware of our own levels of stress is one way to begin promoting positive well-being. Resources are available to support you and provide social and emotional learning supports. Tips to support both families and educators will be continuously updated.


Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

April 13, 2020 (Canceled)

Regional School Safety Summit

In partnership with Crime Stoppers of Houston.




Crime Stoppers Videoconference Events

Region 4 Education Service Center partners with Crime Stoppers of Houston to provide students critical information on a variety of topics.



Professional Development Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The 8-hour course covers a range of common disorders and potential crises such as helping a young person who is having a panic attack, is contemplating suicide or is struggling with substance abuse. 


Crisis Text Line
The Texas Association of School Psychologists

Mental Health America



Social Emotional Learning Resources

Social Emotional Learning Alliance for Texas
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Panorama Education


Additional Resources

Your Therapy Source



This site will support your mental health by providing free resources that have been selected to support mental and emotional wellness during COVID-19.

New York Life





General Health and Wellness:
This strand includes topics related to physical or mental health, including drug abuse, self-care/care for the care-givers, trauma-informed care, suicide prevention, youth mental health first aid, healthy teen relationships/dating violence, and social and emotional learning supports.


Regional Links

Texas State of Mind—Mental and Behavioral Health Toolkit


Local Mental Health Authorities


Crisis/Emergency Care/Hotlines/Child Maltreatment


Hospital/In-Patient Services


Mental Health Wellness and Counseling Supports


Trauma Supports


Grief Supports


Substance and Drug Support


Suicide Prevention


Family-Based Services and Nursing Community Health



Texas Links

Texas Health and Human Services/ 211


Aunt Bertha


Texas System of Care 


Mental Health Texas

Helpful Tip Links and Resources





Specialized trainings, technical assistance, and support are provided within this topic area from multiple departments and team members across Region 4 ESC.  The below Region 4 team member serves as a member of the Region 4 Safe and Healthy Schools Committee and is the contact for this topic area. This ensures that there is a designated contact to help assess regional training needs, ensure robust offerings are provided, and that specific training requests are efficiently and swiftly routed to the appropriate department.


Lakeisha Kearney

SEL and Mental Health Specialist

Special Education Solutions



If you need urgent assistance, please contact Jerry Lashley, Region 4 ESC Safe and Healthy Schools Committee Lead, Director of Business Operations Solutions at or 713.744.6854.   


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