Mental health toolkit provides resources and awareness

Everyone from students, administrators, team members, and community members can participate in activities throughout the month of May to commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month. To help promote awareness, Dallas ISD’s Mental Health Services Department is sharing a toolkit for schools and departments. 


You can access the free toolkit here

The mission of Mental Health Services is to provide mental and physical health services for students through counseling and psychotherapy, behavior interventions, mental health consultation, crisis intervention, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and wraparound services.

The toolkit promotes these factors as well as activities for younger students, teenagers and families. From coloring pages, to links to resources, to social media graphics and virtual meeting backgrounds, the toolkit includes different things to promote mental health awareness. The toolkit also includes such things as building a coping toolbox and promoting improved mental health. 


Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 nationally to promote awareness, provide resources, and advocate for mental health and the well-being among Dallas ISD team members and students. This year’s national theme is “Where to Start: Mental Health in a Changing World.” 


The toolkit  offers key messages based on the theme for Mental Health Awareness Month:

  • The world is constantly changing—for better or for worse—and it can be overwhelming to deal with everything going on around you.
  • We know relationships and the pressures of work and school can impact your mental well-being, but it can be less obvious when the world around you is the root cause of issues. Politics, climate change, the economy, and other factors that can feel out of your control play a role in a person’s mindset.
  • While society is getting more comfortable discussing mental health, it can still be hard to know “Where to Start” when it comes to taking care of your own well-being.
  • Being able to maintain good mental health is essential to each and every individual’s overall health and well-being. Mental health conditions are common, manageable, and treatable.
  • One in five people will experience a mental health condition in any given year, and everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health.

For more information, about resources available for students, visit the district’s Mental Health Services Department website at

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