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Mental Health

Taking care of your Mental Health during this time is extremely important.  There are plenty of things you can do to help make sure you and your loved ones are mentally healthy. Check out the below resources for more information:


Texas Recovering Together is offering free counseling services to our students, families and staff who may need to talk to someone during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mission of Texans Recovering Together is to help those experiencing anxiety, stress, or

emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People are facing unprecedented financial, social, physical and mental struggles.


Services will include:

  • Counseling from trained outreach workers accessed via the HELPLINE (888-843-1315)
  • Connecting individuals to community resources.

These services are confidential and free of charge to people who call the HELPLINE.


WISD Counseling Services


Leigh Anne Barber, LPC-S

Director of Counseling Services


If you have any counseling concerns or questions, please email or call and leave a detailed message for Leigh Anne Barber using the information provided above. 

Whitehouse ISD is offering virtual counseling for personal, social/emotional, academic and career needs. If you would like to sign your child up for these services, please contact Leigh Anne Barber or you may also click the following link to email your child's professional school counselor: Whitehouse ISD School Counselor Email Addresses.  


Talking to Children


Protecting Mental Health


Smith County Crisis Services


24hr. Crisis Hotline


24hr. Crisis Text Line

  • Text Hello to 741741


Self-Care and Coping Strategies For Families


Social, Emotional and Mindfulness Resources While at Home