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Personal Support

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Personal Support

The Personal Counselor is committed to providing intervention and resources to students, parents, faculty and staff to strengthen the educational process for students who are experiencing any personal issue that may interfere with his/her academic success.

Support groups are offered for students dealing with stress/anxiety, grief, and those who are new to HPISD.  Please contact Mrs. Armer for more information at [email protected] or (214) 780-3744.


Park Cities Hope

PC HOPE is an ad hoc task force of the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). This task force is working to erase the stigma of mental health issues and to support the Park Cities community through education on mental health.
Mission/Purpose: Address the mental health issues affecting our youth and our community and serve as a resource by creating a culture committed to increasing awareness and improving quality of life.

Wellness Check Up

HPHS conducts a Mental Health Wellness Check-up, Youth Check, (formerly known as Teen Screen) annually for our ninth grade students. This is a confidential health screening program developed by Columbia University to identify teens who may suffer from depression, anxiety, and/or other emotional health issues and, if necessary, to help parents connect their children with professional health resources.

Parents of 9th-grade students will receive an informational letter and permission form in early November. Please note: This program is licensed to the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas. Please click here for more information.

Please contact Mrs. Armer for more information at [email protected] or (214) 780-3744.


Outside Resources

The below list of resources is provided by the Highland Park Independent School District Counseling Department, and in no way constitutes an endorsement or relationship between HPISD and the agency.

Mental Health

Alcohol or Substance Abuse




Child Abuse Reporting/Domestic Violence


Disordered Eating