School is often overwhelming for students. The rigors of academic success, extracurricular activities, and expectations from parents, peers, coaches and teachers can cause unhealthy amounts of stress on young people. In addition, students may also face problems due to drugs, gangs, bullies, personal identity and social anxiety. Finally, some students experience trouble at home that affects their ability to concentrate, excel, or sometimes even attend. MAPNB is a safe place to find help for students.

When it all seems overwhelming, it’s nice to know that there are people standing by to lend a helping hand. A number of community outreach programs have been put into place specifically to offer a safe harbor for overstressed or underprivileged youth.

In an emergency please call Connections Individual and Family Services: 1-800-532-8192

Help via Text Messaging


Help via Online Chat

Counsellors are also standing by to offer anonymous help via chat at the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The following organizations can offer hope and help for students:

Comal ISD
Kristi Elliott
(830) 221-2687
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District counselors and social workers work together with teachers and school staff to support student achievement.

Communities In Schools
(830) 620-4247
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School-based counseling and support services for students in need of help.

  • One-on-one counseling and supportive guidance and group life skills
  • Outreach to families to provide support and referrals
  • Advocacy for students within the school setting
  • Empowering youth to become self-sufficient, responsible and able to recognize and appreciate their potential

(830) 629-6571
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Social services, counseling, and preventative education to individuals and families.

  • Counseling and prevention education services for youth, adults and families
  • Substance abuse education
  • Crisis hotline and referral services
  • Short term residential services for runaway, abused or neglected, homeless and at-risk youth
  • Chrysalis Transitional Living Program for older youth ages 16-21

New Braunfels ISD
Karen Schwind
(830) 643-5783
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Engage and empower all students to be healthy self reliant learners in a constantly changing world.