ACH Child and Family Services Offers Help with Teen Anxiety and Stress


Each May, ACH Child and Family Services joins others throughout the country to participate in Mental Health Awareness Month. According to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, youth suicide surpassed car wrecks and child abuse as the leading cause of traumatic death, an emerging trend now at an even more frequent rate in 2021*.  ACH’s program, Real Help for Real Life (RHRL), provides help and support for youth and their families through FREE youth and family counseling and skill-building classes.

Whether it is anxiety, depression, conflict at home, bullying, anger issues, behavior problems, or thoughts of running away, ACH and RHRL are here and ready to help youth, ages 6 to 17, and their families by providing FREE counseling and skill-building classes. Our online classes are designed to help youth and parents develop specific skills for overcoming common real-life challenges. These services are provided in Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hill, and Palo Pinto Counties.

“The pandemic has been very hard on the mental health of our youth,” says ACH Counselor Kara Holmes. “We need to do all we can for those most vulnerable.”

RHRL offers two FREE events in May, “Anger is Real” and “Co-Parenting is REAL.” “Anger is Real” helps youth understand their anger and learn how to express their emotions in a healthy way.“Co-Parenting is Real” will help parents navigate co-parenting, a skill involving two or more individuals working together for the benefit of a child. Participants can register online or by calling 817.335.HOPE (4673). 

To sign up for an event, visit To learn more about free, bilingual counseling services, visit

About ACH

With more than a century of experience, ACH, a Fort Worth-based nonprofit agency, brings needed resources and skills to children and families struggling with life’s challenges. Some of our 17 programs and services keep children and families together while others provide a healing home for children who cannot live with their families. Through the Our Community Our Kids division, ACH is leading the way in Community-Based Care in seven counties of the Texas foster care system. Our vision is for families to thrive and children to experience safety, hope and love.