Stay informed on mental-health issues
Hotlines & Chat Resources
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988
- Local Hotline for Central Texas: 1-800-841-1255
- Para llamadas en Espanol: 1-888-628-9454
- National Crisis Text/Chat Line: Text CONNECT to 741741
- Hotline for Domestic Violence: 1-800-799-SAFE
- Hotline & Resources for LGBTQ youth
- Find Behavioral Health Treatment
- Find Treatment
- Bluebonnet Trails Community Services: Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Williamson counties
- Hill Country MHDD Center: Hays County
- Integral Care (Travis County): Travis Provides services for anyone who needs immediate support, ongoing counseling to improve mental health, drug and alcohol treatment to help with recovery, and housing to regain health and independence.
- How to Find Your Local Mental Health Center
- In this Texas Tribune article, Amelia Floyd and Kathleen Hassenfratz are quoted: “Will Texas’ new fentanyl awareness curriculum for public schools succeed where other anti-drug messaging failed?”
- Mentalhealth.org, health tips backed by research: A brilliant guide backed by research, which is hard to come by at times.
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Central Texas: A service for adults living with mental-health conditions. Support offered for family members, partners, parents, teachers, co-workers and others. They offer free classes, workshops, and support groups.
- Live Another Day: People of Color have a right to life-saving mental health and substance use resources. This website provides extensive information on the best resources available.
- Detox Local: An excellent resource that features abundant information including mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.
- Mental Health Texas
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- Texas Health and Human Services: A great resource list.
- Lifeworks: Free and affordable services for youth & families including counseling, housing, education/workforce and youth.
- OutYouth: A safe place for youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities to be themselves.
- Mental Health Channel TV
- Teen’s Health
- Ok To Talk: A place to share what is on your mind.
- SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): Assisting with mental illness and substance abuse in young adults.
- Tune Into Life: Tools, webinars, events, and other resources to help teens dealing with issues including suicide, drugs, bullying, and more. 24×7 Crisis Hotline for Central TX: 800-841-1255
- The Trevor Project: The group provides information and support to LGBTQ young people, 24×7, including crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Hotline: 866-488-7386
- A PDF Roadmap to Mental Health
- Study.com: The organization strives to get high school students the most helpful information to help them handle the stresses they experience in and out of school. They have created resources to give high school students and their parents/guardians insight into some causes of stress and anxiety and solutions that impact their mental health: Mental Health in High School Students, How to Reduce Test Anxiety, and Guide to Time Management for High School Students.
- Addiction Recovery During Higher Education
- Addiction Help: A guide to addiction and recovery
- Parent’s Guide to Fentanyl (and other addiction matters)
- Medical Access Program: Covers medical care for qualifying Travis County residents.
- Psychiatric Emergency Services: Walk-in clinic for adults and children having a mental health crisis.
- Austin Oaks: Mental health and substance abuse facility offering inpatient care, outpatient care, and other services.
- What Does Marijuana Do to the Brain? by Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S author of The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide and creator of BrainAbouts
- The Price to Youth Mental Health, Rebecca L. Farrell, Ph.D., LPCC-S (KY)
- Mental Health Care for Medicare Participants