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Mental Health Resources

If you or someone you know needs emergency help, call 911. 
Below are resources for you to get the support that you need. Please do not hesitate to reach out to one of the organizations for support, especially after school hours.

Helpful Tips

Everyone’s mental health is different, and there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. But there are simple practices that research shows can help you and your child.
Give Yourself Some Grace. Accept that this is not going to be the most productive time in your life. It is okay if all you do during this time is simply get your family through each day and make sure everyone remains safe and healthy and has their basic needs met.
Aim for Routine and Structure. During these uncertain times, some families find it helpful to maintain a daily routine. Develop a schedule that includes time for schoolwork, breaks, eating, and playtime. 
Talk to Your Child. Take time to speak with your children about the COVID-19 pandemic in developmentally appropriate ways. Reassure your child that it is okay to feel upset and let them know they are safe, protected, and supported.
Take Care of Your Body. As hard as it may be, focus on the basics like getting enough sleep, eating fruits and vegetables, drinking plenty of water, and getting some exercise each day.
Spend Time Outside. If possible, try to spend some time outside every day. Fresh air, nature, and sunshine can boost your mood, and being outside can give everyone a much-needed change in scenery.


Cherokee County Resources                                                   Hotlines
ACCESS Jacksonville                                                                     988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
1011 College Ave                                                                            Call, Text or Chat: 9-8-8   
Jacksonville, TX 75766                                                                                                  
903-589-9000                                                   ACCESS Crisis Line
Crisis Center                                                                            
603 Palestine St                                                                          
Jacksonville, TX 75766 Cherokee                                         Crisis Center 24-hr Hotline
903-284-6814                                                                                  1-800-232-8519                                                               

Staff Resources

UT Tyler Mental Health Resources for Educators
Virtual Consultations
BlueCross BlueShield-TRS ActiveCare
Find a Mental Health Professional
Log in to Blue Access for Members to find an in-network therapist, psychiatrist or other mental health specialist.
Use Teladoc® to schedule a $0 mental health appointment*
Use Headway to find a mental health provider based off location, concern and your insurance.
*A Teladoc mental health appointment is $0 for TRS-ActiveCare Primary, TRS-ActiveCare Primary+ and TRS-ActiveCare 2 participants only. A Teladoc mental health appointment is $95 for TRS-ActiveCare HD participants.
Digital Mental Health Programs
Take self-guided courses or get one-on-one support from a credentialed health expert. Wellness coaches can help you with: stress management, post-partum care, fitness and dietary habits that could affect your mental health.
Find quick and easy lessons for dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and substance misuse whenever it fits your schedule. You can also connect with a coach by phone, text, or email for one-on-one support.