Let’s Beat COVID-19

Health . Education . Support Services

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Health Department have kicked off a special effort to assist Houstonians with the stress and mental health challenges COVID-19 has created. “Let’s Beat COVID-19: Health, Education, and Support Services” is available to anyone, but focuses on parents and guardians of school age children, childcare providers, teachers, and City of Houston staff on the frontlines of the pandemic. Outreach will focus especially on those in COVID-19 high positive rate zip codes and 35 partnering Houston area schools. The program will provide individual, and group activities to help educate and support citizens to adjust mentally and emotionally to the stressors associated with COVID-19.

U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee was instrumental in securing the funding from the CARES Act. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress to provide payments to state, local, and tribal governments for assistance with the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Let’s Beat COVID-19” has four components: a free mental health helpline open seven (7) days a week, 1 PM – 11 PM with certified bilingual counselors; educational and resource toolkits for parents and guardians; virtual training and COVID-19 coping sessions for parents and students, and student educational activities.
New Sessions now available.

Registration and sign up below.

Houston ISD Mental Health COVID-19 Hotline

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us, and no one knows when it will end. Children in HISD are no longer going to school campuses, but are attending virtual classes instead. Parents, teachers, caregivers, and staff are all worrying about paying their bills and keeping themselves and their families healthy. Social distancing and remaining at home are the new normal. These major changes have disrupted the lives of both children and their parents, guardians, caregivers, teachers and staff. Although some are adjusting fairly well, many others are finding the changes to be very challenging.


HISD is concerned about every member of the HISD family. As the largest school district in Texas, HISD is determined to help make this stressful time in our lives easier by providing a mental health hotline. If you or someone you know is struggling, we are here to help. Whatever the case may be, know that there is a professional who wants to listen and knows how to help. It may be as simple as asking for basic information to something as urgent as reporting abuse. Just call us.

Help Line:

(713) 999-9442

Helpline: (713) 999-9442

1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. CDT (7-Days a week)