Counselor's Corner

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A PINE GROVE RESOURCE
 

Pine Grove’s support line phone number is 1-888-574-HOPE (4673) and operates daily from 8:00 AM to midnight, 12:00 AM. It is a state-wide support line and is still free for anyone who needs help coping with anxiety related to COVID-19.

 

 
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MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

 

This is a stressful time for many, including the adolescents in our lives. Feeling anxiety or depression is a common reaction in times of uncertainty, and the COVID-19 pandemic certainly qualifies as such a time. This is something new that we are all facing together. Please use and share the resources below with parents, educators, and administrators to support yourself, adolescents who you work with or encounter, and those around you who might be feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed: 

 

  • Mississippi recently launched Mental Health Mississippi, a website created to help you easily access mental health services for children and adults in Mississippi. You can search mentalhealthms.com for services and resources in your local area. Visit the site to also find COVID-19 resources such as Mobile Crisis Response TeamsCrisis Lifelines, and the DMH Helpline, all of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help. 
  • You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “Home” to 741741 to text with a Crisis Text Line counselor. These helplines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all ages. 
  • The uncertainty of this pandemic can lead to overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression in children and adults. Mental Health First Aid has provided some guidance in the articles linked below: 

 

 

Resources for this uncertain time of COVID-19 Pandemic: 

National Resources: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/learn-more/coronavirus-resources

Webinar Series Training for Counselors: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/webinar-series

Talking to Parents Resources: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

CDC COVID-19 Resources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/index.html (there's also a link here to sign up for email updates on COVID-19) 

MDE COVID-19 Information: https://www.mdek12.org/COVID19

How to Talk to Parents/Students Bulletin: https://www.mdek12.org/sites/default/files/Offices/MDE/OAE/OEER/Learning%20at%20Home/samhsa_talking_to_children_guidance.pdf

MDE Counseling Page: https://www.mdek12.org/CTE/OCCSS

MDE Socioemotional Learning Resource Link: https://www.mdek12.org/LearningAtHome/SEL

 

Leader in Me COVID-19 support resources K-8

LiM for Families: https://www.leaderinme.org/family-resources/

LiM for Teachers: https://www.leaderinme.org/teacher-resources/

 

LiM Student Leadership Videos: https://www.leaderinme.org/family-resources/#section18

LiM 7 Habits Cartoon Videos: https://www.leaderinme.org/family-resources/#section10

LiM 7 More 7 Habit Videos for Families (scroll down to the bottom of the page to see more videos): https://www.leaderinme.org/family-resources/#section6

 

Grades 9-12 Scholarship Links/Resources:

MDE Scholarship Link: https://www.raise.me/scholarship/locations/mississippi

Other Scholarship Links: 

https://www.collegescholarships.com/local/mississippi-scholarships

https://get2college.org/mississippi-scholarships

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/mississippi-scholarships/

https://riseupms.com/financial/find-a-scholarship/

https://www.bestcollegereviews.org/scholarships/state/mississippi/

https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/?state=MS

https://www.raise.me/scholarship/locations/mississippi

 

Dr. Sommer Guerin

Academic Couselor

NCC, NCSC

 

Contact information:

sommer.guerin@hattiesburgpsd.com

Mrs. Carla Rawls

Behavior Couselor

M.S., NCC, NCSC

 

Contact information:

carla.rawls@hattiesburgpsd.com