Mental Health Resources
GPISD cares about the mental health of our students. Counselors and social workers are available during school hours, but we also want to make sure families have access to the resources they need at any hour of any day.
The GPISD Community Resource List helps families find a counselor or other mental health resources.
There are also crisis hotlines (listed below) that are available 24 hours a day.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- ICARE Call Center: 1-800-866-2465
- Transicare Mobile Crisis: 1-866-260-8000
Here are some tips that we can all use to promote the mental health of our students and ourselves.
- Finding a reason to laugh, walking with a friend, meditating, playing with a pet, or working from home once a week can help improve your physical and mental health. Laughter is good for your physical AND mental health.
- Finding balance between work and play, and the ups and downs of life, can help improve your physical AND mental health. ALL work and NO play is NO good. Give yourself a break.
- Living a healthy lifestyle may not be easy but can be achieved by gradually making small changes and building on those successes. What is a small step that you can take TODAY to improve your lifestyle? Park a little further away, drink another glass of water, or go to sleep earlier!
- Students love the freedom of summer, but there is a lot of unstructured time. Be sure to monitor your student’s social media activity and free time. Summer is a great time to get your student into counseling!
- GPISD counseling services uses the evidence-based Jason Foundation curriculum to support students in the areas of suicide prevention and building positive social skills. www.jasonfoundationmaterials.com
- Mental Health America - mental health test
DialCare Virtual Student Counseling
Everyone needs someone to talk to. DialCare is standing by.
In addition to the continuing counseling services provided by campus counselors and social workers, Grand Prairie ISD is offering an opportunity for students in 6th through 12th grades to receive virtual counseling services with a trained licensed professional counselor before and after school hours and weekends through Dialogue. Counseling is available through the app or on the phone.
Adolescents are often faced with social-emotional challenges that may be difficult for them to handle on their own. Many times, just having the chance to talk through these issues can lead to personal growth and wellness. Actively taking steps to improve one's overall well-being and happiness is a key component of self-care. Self-care plays a vital role in helping adolescents cope with and conquer the challenges of life, especially during these unprecedented times.
This program is easy to use:
• Students can schedule counseling sessions Monday through Friday before or after school hours and on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Counseling sessions should not be scheduled during school hours.
• Our mental health professionals will reach out via phone or video chat upon request.
• Consultations are available in both English and Spanish.
How it works:
Step 1: Students can schedule an appointment by app, website or phone: 844-249-4094
When signing in through the website or app, your member ID is your student ID
Step 2: Our mental health professionals will reach out to the student via phone or video chat at the scheduled appointment time.
Step 3: Appointments can last up to 30 minutes.
THIS IS NOT INSURANCE and is not intended to replace health insurance.
Students in K-5th grade
Counseling will be provided to Grand Prairie ISD students in kindergarten to 5th grade experiencing behavioral or emotional concerns. Visit the GPISD Counseling Center to learn more.