SHS Counselor Hotline

Selma High School Counselors will be available to speak with students during the holiday break using one of the hotline numbers below. Feel free to use the resources listed below. Additional counselors will be available at Selma High School when classes resume January 5, 2022.

Helpful Resources for Students/Families

PIRC Phone Number:
205-638-PIRC (7472)

Navigating the mental health care system is challenging for patients, families, and providers. The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), located in the Emergency Department at Children’s of Alabama, is a confidential psychiatric response center designed to assist patients, their loved ones and/or caregivers, and community providers in finding the appropriate level of mental health care. These services are provided via telephone or in person by licensed mental health clinicians trained to assess a child or teen’s mental, emotional, and behavioral needs and recommend the best treatment options.

  • Any adult with a mental health question or concern regarding a child or adolescent is encouraged to contact the PIRC at 205-638-PIRC (7472)
  • PIRC is open seven days a week, year-round from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Anyone experiencing a crisis should call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
    • Anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts should call the 24-hour, 7 day a week National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



24/7 Crisis Text line. Text SOS to 741741


The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.


The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. It is accredited by the American Association of Suicidiology (AAS).

Phone: 800-448-3000

Text VOICE to 20121

email [email protected]


  • 7 Cups:

But, they do offer the opportunity for teens to speak to trained listeners for free. Your teen can enter “teen support rooms,” where they can chat with one another about any issues they’re experiencing. They can also speak one-on-one with a trained listener, where they can talk about anything they wish with someone who knows how to respond in an emotionally supportive manner. While they don't offer advice, they will listen. It’s important to note that trained listeners are not licensed mental health professionals. So, it shouldn’t be used as a substitute for mental health treatment. It may be appropriate for a teen who could use a little support or encouragement but is not appropriate for a teen experiencing a mental illness. 7 Cups' teen chat rooms and community forums are available to anyone between the ages of 13 and 17. And, your teen doesn’t have to give their real name: They can choose to remain anonymous.

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