May Flowers!!!
It’s starting to get hot out there! That means spring has officially sprung, school is ending, and summer is coming! This month we will touch on Mental Health Awareness Month, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Police Week. In place of the Self-Care 469Tip we have our newsletter feedback survey, information on the Women of Hope Webinar coming up soon, and information on the Stop Violence Conference in July. Thanks for tuning in this month!
Newsletter Feedback Survey
This month we’re asking for your direct feedback on our newsletter! We’ve had 9 great newsletters so far and we’ll soon be coming up on our 1st anniversary. With this feedback survey, we’re hoping we can make the next year’s newsletters even better! The survey is only 6 questions long, it should only take 3-5 minutes to complete, and it is completely anonymous. Feel free to email Julian with any questions.

Please click the button to get started!
Upcoming Events
This Thursday, May 13th, One Safe Place will be hosting a Women of Hope presentation on strangulation and its effects on victims & survivors of domestic violence. The event will take place through Zoom Webinar and will feature Gael Strack, CEO and Co-founder of Alliance for Hope International as a guest speaker. Tickets start at $25 per person. Click the image or visit to register.
July 26-28, 2021 | 9am-1pm | via Zoom Webinar
Cost: $85 per attendee

After having to postpone the 2020 conference, this year One Safe Place is excited to host the 2021 Stop Violence Conference: Emerging Trends & Innovative Strategies! This conference is a unique opportunity to learn about current trends affecting communities today and the innovative approaches that can be utilized to address these issues.

Who Should Attend?
  • Innovative topics covered will be progressive and applicable to those working in re-entry, social service providers, law enforcement, corrections, educators, counselors, government agencies, faith-based and community organizations, and health professions.

Continuing Education Credits
  • A maximum of 12 hours can be provided for TCOLE and all licensed mental health professionals (e.g., LMFT, LPC, Social Work, etc).

Featured Topics
  • Human Trafficking
  • Drug Trends
  • Domestic Extremism
  • Child Abuse
  • Asian American Hate
  • Youth Suicide Prevention
  • School/PD Partnership
  • Re-entry Case Study

Registration closes July 22, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Established in 1949, this month is focused on raising awareness on mental health and wellness with an emphasis on reducing stigma and providing resources to those in need.1,2 

Mental health illness is prevalent among the American population. In a given year, 7.8% (19.4 million) people experience a major depressive episode, 19.1% (48 million) people experience an anxiety disorder, and 3.6% (9 million) live with post-traumatic stress disorder.3 Furthermore, mental health conditions and co-occurring substance abuse disorder are experienced by about 3.8% of U.S. adults, that’s 9.5 million people.3 In addition, mental health illness is disproportionately experienced by those who are already marginalized including LGBTQ individuals (44%), Asian-American/Pacific Islanders (31%), Native Americans (19%), and Black/African-Americans (17.3%).3,4

If you know or suspect someone is experiencing a mental health condition, show them your support. A supportive person in someone’s life is an invaluable resource to combating mental health illness and keeping up with mental wellness. Educate yourself on the common conditions out there, ask questions and seek out answers, and don’t be afraid to directly and politely ask that person what you can do to help. Please visit to learn more. Another way of showing support to youth experiencing a mental health crisis in your community includes using the resources available to you.

Friends for Life is a school program of Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County equipped to take anonymous reports on various victimization topics including suicide, self-harm, family violence, dating violence, and more. Submit anonymous tips by calling 817-469-8477, going to, or using the “CCS FFL” mobile app. Visit to learn more about Friends for Life.

FFL is not a crisis line, if you are experiencing a mental health crisis reach out to MHMR Tarrant at 817-335-3022.
How to Promote MHAM:

  • Talk about MHAM on your social media and be sure to use the hashtags #MHAM #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #NotAlone 

  • Use the graphic above on your social media.

  • Wear a green ribbon or green clothing to show your support for MHAM.

  • Educate yourself on appropriate mental health resources that you can provide to others.

  • Participate in a QPR training.

  • Reach out to those you love and/or care for and show them you’re there for them.

  • Call or Text: 817-335-3022
  • Toll Free: 1-800-866-2465
  • For Hearing Impaired: 817-569-4488


  • MHC is not a crisis line, however, they are focused on providing resources, education, and promoting change in the mental healthcare system.
  • Main: 817-927-5200
  • Email:
Teacher Appreciation & Police Week
Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week! The week was all about the amazing teachers who work to educate our community's youth each and every day. During a year that left teachers having to navigate an unprecedented situation, they continued to show why teachers are valuable and essential to our community's day-to-day life.
Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County appreciates our community’s teachers this week and every week!
May 9th to 15th is Police Week.

Started in 1962, this week is focused on remembering and honoring those officers who were lost in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Join us in remembrance of the law enforcement officers who have lost their lives and those who continue to put their lives on the line everyday.
Training, Contact Info, and Print Material
While this school year looks different, the service provided by Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County to help you and your students, parents, and staff through the Campus Crime Stoppers and Friends for Life program remains the same. 

  • Print materials are available upon request and delivered to locations that are open for visitors.

  • Digital resources for this school year may be downloaded from our website here.
Follow Us!
Please feel free to follow us on all of our social media!

If your organization, school, or agency has social media pages please have them follow us and we will be sure to follow back!!
If you know of any other individuals, teams, or organizations that would like to be a part of this newsletter please do not hesitate to have them contact either Rachel or Julian so that they can be added to the email list.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns regarding Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County and our various programs please feel free to reach out to us at any time and we will respond in a timely manner.

Best regards,

Rachel Gilbert
Director, Special Programs


Julian Rangel
Engagement and Outreach Specialist

1100 Hemphill Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
817-469-8477 | | "CCS FFL" & "P3Tips" mobile apps