Accessing mental health can be difficult for children, especially those with working parents or other attendance issue barriers. It is becoming more and more common for schools to intervene to try and bridge the care gap, and one such program is coming to Fort Bend ISD.

“Like with physical health, providing for students’ mental health needs is important in establishing good academic habits and developing attributes associated with the District’s Profile of a Graduate,” [FBISD’s director of behavioral health and wellness Steve] Shiels said in an email. “Most importantly, is the district’s commitment to support the whole child with health development through this initiative.”

Eight campuses in the district will be opening mental health clinics that will provide services free-of-charge to crime victims and will also accept Medicaid and private insurance. More information on the new program can be found here.

For those outside of this program’s reach, ACCA is committed to helping individuals find affordable, accessible mental health help in the Houston area from Montgomery County to Galveston. Feel free to reach out so that we can find a fit for you.