Fort Bend ISD to Host Workshops on Student Mental Wellness

Fort Bend ISD, in conjunction with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), will be hosting parent workshops focused on student mental wellness and suicide prevention. These workshops are open to all parents and teachers of any FBISD school.

NAMI Parents and Teachers as Allies is a free, two-hour mental health education workshop for school professionals and parents in order to help them better understand the signs and symptoms of emotional and behavioral difficulties, which in turn could be early warning signs of mental illness in children and adolescents. Attendees will leave these workshops with a better understanding of:

  • The early warning signs of mental illness.
  • The experience of parents raising a child with a mental illness.
  • The challenges children and adolescents face when emotional and behavioral disturbances are part of their school life.

The workshops are scheduled on different evenings in order to allow parents and teachers the flexibility of attending one that is most convenient for them. Below are the dates and times:

February 1st • 6 to 8 pm
Cornerstone Elementary – Cafeteria
1800 Chatham Avenue, Sugar Land

February 6th • 6 to 8 pm
Elkins High School – Library
7007 Knights Court, Missouri City

These workshops are part of FBISD’s Counseling and Postsecondary Readiness Department’s initiative that kicked off this past fall, FBISD Speak Up. This initiative is focused on promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention by reducing the stigma and fear associated with being an upstander and reaching out for support, either for yourself, a friend or family member.

For questions about your student, send an email to or contact your child’s school counselor.