If you or anyone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please use the Suicide Prevention Hotline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or toll free number 1-800-273-8255 to get help for you or a friend.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If it is an emergency with someone potentially in imminent danger, call 911 for immediate help. They have specially trained mental health officers who will respond and assess. They can contact AISD police to get specific information about AISD students like contact information that you may not know, to help find and help the person in question.
Another very helpful resource is MCOT (mobile crisis outreach team) also called Integral Care. Put their number in your phone for quick access 24/7 512-472-4357. They are prepared to dispatch mental health counselors to your home should you need help in a mental health crisis. You can also text TX to 741741 to connect to their Crisis Text Line for 24/7 crisis support via text.
DO NOT leave a voicemail or send an email about a mental health crisis - contact the above resources right away for immediate care, then let us know so we can follow up and continue to support your student with their mental health recovery and connect you with other outside services as needed.
Dear Austin ISD families -
Talk to your children:
We care deeply about the well-being of all our students and we know that you care about the well-being of your child. By working together, we can make a difference for all students at AISD. Thank for your support.
AISD Counseling Office