May 31, 2020
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Suicide Prevention

If at any time you are worried about a student and it is outside of the normal operating hours of the school, local non-emergency numbers can be used to request a welfare check. 

Local Resources:

  • Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office: (325) 655-8111 
  • San Angelo Police Department: (325) 481-2696
  • MHMR Crises Line: (325) 486-9292 24 hours a day
  • Crisis Intervention Unit: (325) 658-3921
  • MHMR Respite: (325) 481-4382

Local Facilities:

  • Rivercrest Hospital-1636 Hunters Glenn: (325) 949-5722
  • Shannon Behavioral-2018 Pulliam Street: (325) 659-7300
  • Shannon Hospital-120 East Harris Street: (325) 653-6741
  • Community Hospital-3501 Knickerbocker Road: (325) 949-9511

 

Considerations

Family members and friends sometimes become worried about the well-being of someone. They get concerned after an individual is not heard from or seen for a period of time OR has made comments, sent messages or posted concerning content on social media.

A police welfare check occurs when a report is made to law enforcement about an individual who may be in some sort of danger, usually in that person's residence.

Function

Through a police welfare check, law enforcement goes to the person's residence, sometimes along with the person who made the report. Law enforcement officers attempt to make contact with the individual to determine if they are safe.

Significance

A police welfare check is an important law enforcement function because it allows for professional intervention if an individual is in distress or need of assistance because of a health condition, injury or some other situation.

REMEMBER: Anytime you believe that a situation is an emergency

Call 911

If you need to talk to someone outside of school hours, here is the number of the National Suicide Hotline:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)

(Spanish) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
888-628-9454

 

Here is a list of local counseling/mental health resources for the San Angelo area:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nvQh9qJJ5xBwFXSHtrb1peI1Sn3MLlL8N-y3gQh6ueg/edit?usp=sharing

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Mr. O’Briant 8th grade

BSE in Elementary Education – Angelo State University

MEd in Counseling – Angelo State University

12 years as a teacher – Holiman and McGill

23 years as a counselor – Day/Ft. Concho, Lincoln Middle, and Lee Middle (16 years at Lee)

Favorite Movies: 9-5The Sound of Music, and Gone with the Wind

Favorite thing to do for self-care: Running

Mr. Moore 7th grade

BSE in Elementary Education with a minor in ESL – Pittsburg State University

MEd in Counseling – Wichita State University

6 years as a teacher – Wichita Public Schools

2 years as a counselor – Andover High School and now Lee Middle!!

Favorite Movies: Titanic, Selena, and Grease

Favorite thing to do for self-care: Read thriller/mystery novels while snuggled up with my cats, Sebastian and Kennedy.

 Mrs. Garza 6th grade

BSE in Early Childhood Unified – Angelo State University

MEd in Counseling – Angelo State University

15 years teaching – San Antonio ISD and San Angelo ISD (Lee Middle)

3 years as a counselor – Lincoln Middle and Lee Middle

Favorite Movies: Forrest Gump, Shawshank Redemption, and The Notebook

Favorite thing to do for self-care: Reading

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         Ethically & legally, school counselors are held to a strict degree of confidentiality. We are only allowed to break confidentiality in certain circumstances:

  1. There is a clear and present danger to the child and/or to other persons.
  2. The student gives us permission to share.
  3. The counselor receives a court order.
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Parents,

During this unprecedented time in our community, we wanted to make you aware of resources that may be helpful to you or someone you know.

We know it’s tough when your child’s routine is changed, especially when it happens unexpectedly. Sometimes that can lead to worry and anxiety or maybe your child has a million questions. As a parent, it can be difficult to know how to provide reassurance and address questions when it seems like there’s still so much that isn’t clear yet.

Check out these links to help as you continue to address your child’s needs:

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Request for SAISD School Counselor or School Nurse - If you would like to speak to an SAISD counselor or nurse, please fill out this document and they will make contact with you.

West Texas Counseling and Guidance - 944-2561 West Texas Counseling and Guidance is currently open and telecounseling with patients. First Consultation is free for SAISD students.

Stay Alert 1-206-406-6485 - As we temporarily move to online learning, please remember that you can still report instances of cyberbullying at “Stay Alert.”

We will continue to update our website with more resources as needed. 

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School Counselors
At - Risk Coordinator

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