Welcoming our new Director of Mental Health and Wellness
Shubhra Endley, LCSW
In honor of World Mental Health day, we would like to introduce our new Director of Mental Health and Wellness, Shubhra Endley, LCSW. Shubhra has dedicated her career to providing mental health services to students and families who would not otherwise have access.
What is the best part of her job?
Shubhra says “One of the best parts of my role as CIS Director of Mental Health and Wellness is creating opportunities for our CIS students to have dialogues with caring professionals- helping to reduce the social stigma associated with mental illness.”
For 20 years Shubhra has been dedicated to the provision of school-based mental health services to children and families across the greater Houston Area, and has worked with CIS for 19 of those years. She attended the University of Texas at Austin obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Social Work. She is a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor and has provided supervision to emerging social workers for over 10 years. She served two terms as a board member with the Texas National Association of Social Workers advocating at state and local levels for the social work profession and mental health access. Her passion for CIS comes from her belief that school-based services provide the support students need to stay in school and have a healthy future. In her free time, Shubhra enjoys reading, walking in the park, and enjoying local art.
Shubhra is consistently in the community collaborating with our mental health partners, playing an integral role in CIS’ provision of mental health services and raising awareness about the issues many of our students face.
This past weekend, October 7th, 2018, Shubhra attended the Depressed Cake Shop Pop-Up and Chef Cake Auction benefiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Houston as well as The Montrose Center, both of which partner with CIS to provide mental health services for our students. The Depressed Cake Shop features only gray-colored cakes and other baked goods to raise awareness of mental health issues and help break the stigma surrounding those issues.