Important Updates on COVID-19

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this uncertain time. We hope the following will help answer questions you may have related to the district’s extended closure. Please know this is a rapidly evolving situation and we will update this communication as new information becomes available.

Below you will find resources available to Monroe County Schools students and families.

» See the latest information from the CDC. 

 

Social/Emotional Resources-Immediate Help and Support

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support.
1-800-273-8255

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Crisis Text Line - The line will provide immediate support and referrals for suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, child and domestic abuse, substance abuse, eating disorders, human trafficking and more.
Text “TN” to 741-741 to be connected to a crisis counselor

Mobile Crisis Unit Hotline - Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU) provides a 24-hour crisis response system for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The program provides assessments, triage, and access to appropriate levels of care.
865-539-2409

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Organizations and Resources

Mental Health Association of East Tennessee - The Mental Health Association of East Tennessee is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating the community about mental health issues.
https://www.mhaet.com

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network - The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is the statewide public-private organization responsible for implementing the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention as defined by the 2001 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
https://www.tspn.org

Find a Local Therapist
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

COVID-19 Resources

Discussing COVID-19 with Children
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

Talking to Your Kids about the Coronavirus
https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/