Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Local News

DISD Improving Mental Health Services for 2020 School Year

DISD Improving Mental Health Services for 2020 School Year

By Allana J. Barefield
Staff Writer

This school year, the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) is focusing on a number of issues and they are making mental health services a priority. This program was launched in July and officials say they understand the importance of serving the needs of students who experience mental, behavioral, or physical health problems and the demand will be much higher for their services. In preparation, DISD has added 50 clinicians, made up of social workers, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, to help students who are dealing with the pandemic and adjusting back to school. 

On top of the services, teachers have implemented a sharing circle in the morning for the students to open up about what is going on in their world. “We want people to understand that they are not alone,” said Director of Mental Health Services, Dianna Smoot, in a release. “This is a difficult time for so many, and we encourage anyone struggling with challenges such as depression and anxiety to reach out to us for support.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse
Written By

ADVERTISEMENT

Mask It Up

Read The Current Issue

Texas Metro News

Upcoming Events

  1. Poor Peoples Campaign (September 18-19)

    September 18 @ 4:00 pm - September 19 @ 5:00 pm
  2. The World According to Drew, host Andrew Whigham, III (September 19)

    September 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  3. MLK Food Park: Phase 3 (September 19)

    September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Ubuntu Market for Small Business (September 19)

    September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. National Congress of Black Women, Inc. 37th Annual Awards Ceremony (September 19)

    September 19 @ 2:00 pm
ADVERTISEMENT

You May Also Like

Advertisement