HOPE – Hope Public Schools will partner with The Cook Center for Human Connection to host a free virtual Family Mental Health night on Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., Central Time. Participants will hear from a leading clinical psychologist, have an opportunity to ask questions, and learn about free resources that are available.
Registration is online at https://CookCenter.info/Oct6
ParentGuidance.org is also available to access on-demand virtual courses, professional support, and a safe community for parents to learn how to support their children and get answers to mental health questions. Click on the ParentGuidance.org medallion icon on the HPS website for easy access. Courses are offered on anxiety, depression, self-worth, grief and loss, suicidal ideation and other mental health concerns. All courses are created by therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and other certified mental health practitioners. A portal to “Ask a Therapist” your tough questions, as well as see questions and answers from other parents, is also provided. The Cook Center for Human Connection has made these resources available to help increase hope in a time of continuing uncertainty and growing mental health concern in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Help for a mental health emergency is immediately available at the suicide prevention lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text HOME to 741741.