Broward School District offering free counseling – anyone may participate

Broward County Counseling

As a service to the community, the Broward County Public Schools district is offering free counseling for anyone who needs it.

The district has grief counselors available at the Parkland Recreation and Enrichment Center located at 10561 Trails End, Parkland, Florida. Students, their families, or any citizen feeling the need for counseling may participate.


A 24-hour/day phone hotline has also been set up. The number to call for help for information is: 754-321-HELP.


Additionally, help is available by emailing


Obtain help by texting “FL” to 741741.

The offer of support comes a week after 17 people were killed and more than a dozen injured when 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student, opened fire in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County (Parkland) Florida.


  1. […] Broward County Circuit Court Judge Merrilee Ehrlich has resigned and is dealing with backlash after a video captured what some are calling a brutal treatment of a frail inmate who died a few days after appearing in her courtroom. Sandra Twiggs, 59, who suffered from asthma and chronic lung disease, was facing a misdemeanor charge  resulting from a family dispute when Ehrlich delivered a sharp-tongued, arm-waving speech to the out-of-breath woman. […]


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