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MISD Offers Online Resource “Keep Talking: Mental Health Awareness for Parents”

Press Release|
Shane Mauldin|
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

McKinney, Texas – May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so the McKinney ISD Guidance and Counseling Department’s P.O.W.E.R. Parenting program is launching an online, self-guided course called Keep Talking: Mental Health Awareness for Parents. The course provides an opportunity to learn about common mental health conditions, resources for assistance and wellness practices that will support families.

Through the course, parents will be empowered to teach their children positive coping strategies and resiliency skills. It can be accessed at any time.

Click here to go to the course.

“Mental health and stress management are more important than ever as we all navigate the prolonged stress of the pandemic together,” said Jennifer Akins, MISD Sr. Director of Guidance and Counseling. “We hope this resource will help your family by providing relevant information, tools to develop healthy habits and access to community resources as needed.”

Keep Talking: Mental Health Awareness for Parents was developed by MISD’s local IMPACT counseling team with support from other MISD staff. It is self-paced and features a variety of articles, presentations slides, videos and webinar-style recordings. To learn more about the counseling program in MISD, parents can visit: to an external site.

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