See what mental health resources are available for Round Rock ISD students during school closures

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With Round Rock ISD schools closed until at least May 4, the district has made available several online resources for mental and behavioral health.

Ranging from telehealth counseling services to an online library of videos, reading materials and more, here is an overview of resources available to RRISD students.

RRISD counselors

RRISD counselors are available to address students’ questions or concerns over email. Students are encouraged to reach out to their designated counselor, who will then work with them based on individual needs and respective situations, according to the district’s website.

In addition, RRISD counselors are available for phone calls with parents who are seeking to discuss concerns or more information on behalf of their child. To schedule a phone call with a RRISD counselor, parents are encouraged to email their child’s counselor to set up a time.

For more information visit or the student’s campus-specific website

Telehealth counseling

During the academic year, RRISD partners with Bluebonnet Trails Community Services to provide therapy on school campuses. As a result of stay-at-home orders and extended school closures, Bluebonnet Trails is conducting therapy via a virtual telehealth platform.

Students who were already assigned a Bluebonnet Trails therapist can continue to visit with their therapist virtually. In addition, Bluebonnet Trails is accepting new referrals from RRISD counselors.

For more information or to discuss a desire for a referral, parents are encouraged to contact their child’s RRISD counselor who will work with parents to determine options and next steps, according to information provided by the district.

Online resources

The district’s Home Learning Hub houses a variety of online resources for mental and behavioral health.

Under the Counseling Services landing page, parents and students can access lessons categorized by age group—elementary, middle and high school. The mental health support library includes information on topics ranging from anxiety to suicide prevention to self-harm and more.

The Behavioral Health Support landing page includes videos on topics such as managing stress and social media wellness. This page also includes guides for parents to talk to their children about navigating uncertain times.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.