• Silence Helps No One

    Fulton County Schools is relaunching its Text4Help campaign. It was introduced in 2018 by Fulton County District 2 Commissioner Bob Ellis, Vice Chairman of the Commission, as a tool for students to receive mental health support from licensed clinicians., The program was piloted in several high schools and eventually expanded to all district high schools and middle schools. FCS is doing a full reboot upon learning that only 25% of students in the district who needed mental health support received care. In the wake of the pandemic, social unrest, and virtual learning, to name a few challenges for our youth, the district estimates that number has grown.

    Students experiencing anxiety or stress can receive assistance by anonymously texting their unique school code after dialing into the Text4Help hotline:1-844-201-9946. The certified mental health professionals are provided from district social services partner CHRIS180 and respond to inquiries within three to five minutes. The conversation is completely free, anonymous, and confidential.

    If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call Georgia Crisis and Access Line,-800-715-4225, or 911. If you need to anonymously report a safety/security issue to the FCS Tip Line, a tool to “see something, say something,” do that here. The FCS Tip Line is also on the FCS mobile app.