Find information and resources from a variety of organizations and agencies specializing in behavioral health.
We support adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities in Travis County. Our services include a 24-hour helpline 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. The programs and services that we offer include:
- Crisis Services
- Adult Services
- Child and Family Services
- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services
- Help Line: (512) 472-HELP (4357)
NAMI Texas is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all individuals living with mental illness and their families.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Texas (NAMI Texas) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by volunteers in 1984. NAMI Texas is affiliated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and has 27 local affiliates throughout Texas. NAMI Texas has nearly 2,000 members made up of individuals living with mental illness, family members, friends, and professionals. Its purpose is to help improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy.
NAMI Texas offers a variety of education and support programs addressing the mental health needs of Texans and designed for individuals living with mental illness, family members, friends, professionals, other stake holders, and the community at large. NAMI Texas works to inform the public about mental illness by distributing information about mental illness through every means of communication.
Texas System of Care
System of care is a framework and philosophy for the transformation of child-serving systems. Established over 25 years ago to better meet the needs of children, youth, and young adults with mental health challenges and their families, this framework has been used across the country to build more accessible, responsive, and effective arrays of services and supports.
Texas has embarked on establishing a statewide system of care. The system of care framework is already working in communities across the state, both urban and rural. Texas has implemented high-quality wraparound planning and family partners (family-to-family peer support) across all 254 counties. A statewide 1915(c) Medicaid waiver — the YES Waiver — provides non-traditional home and community-based services to children and youth at risk of out-of-home placement. Communities in the north, south, east, and west regions of the state have established community collaborations committed to improving the systems in which families access care.
But there is more to be done. Texas System of Care is ready to help your community strengthen the system of care for children and families. Check out select resources and contact us to learn more!
The Children’s Partnership
The Children’s Partnership (TCP) has been serving the Travis County community since 1998 as a leader in creating and sustaining our community’s System of Care. The Travis County System of Care is a coordinated network that maintains meaningful partnerships within systems, families and youth. Our System of Care adheres to the core values of being community based, family driven and youth-guided, and culturally and linguistically competent. Read more about TCP in this overview flyer (PDF).
- “Why Green?” (PDF): Learn why we use green for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.
- “Fun Things to Do in Austin” bookmarks (PDF): Printer-friendly bookmarks with a list of family-friendly activities to get the most out of Austin. For best results, print front and back, flip on short side.
Travis County Sheriff’s Office
We are a family of highly trained professionals whose mission is to provide innovative law enforcement and correctional services in a holistic manner through collaborative partnerships.
Our vision is a strong bond with our diverse community; that they are confident in our compassion, approachability, competence, and trustworthiness.
Our Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a unit of specially trained deputies committed to safely and effectively addressing the needs of persons with mental illnesses, link them to appropriate services, and divert them from the criminal justice system if appropriate.
Young Journey provides programs, events and initiatives to youths and communities, helping to decrease the number of system-involved youths, school dropouts and eradicate poverty. Youth learn life skills inclusive of economics, media communication, business, and community development.
Young Journey partners with NBA Teams, Sports/Entertainment Professionals, schools, agencies, and other valuable collaborates to provide programs like the Young Journey Shooting Stars, a youth entrepreneur journey; teaching youth skills in the areas of business, financial literacy, and health/fitness and wellness, including mental health awareness and suicide.
- Children’s Mental Health Awareness Video Flyer
- Suggested Home-Schooling Schedule (PDF): Handy tip sheet in light of nationwide school closures.
- Young Journey Shooting Stars: Are you between the ages of 12–18? Want to start your own company, be a professional entertainer or athlete? We are looking for you! Register for Young Journey Shooting Stars today!
HHSC – Adult Mental Health & Coordinated Specialty Care
Texas Health and Human Services contracts with 37 local mental health authorities and two local behavioral health authorities to deliver adult mental health services in communities across Texas.
Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) is a model of care designed to meet the needs of people between 15-30 years old who have an early onset of psychosis. Individuals must have a psychotic disorder diagnosed within the past two years. Services are provided through a multi-disciplinary team and include therapy, family support, peer support, psychiatric treatment, and support for education and employment. Individuals must live in the service area of a Local Mental Health Authority that provides the CSC model. The program can last for up to 36 months.
HHSC – Children’s Mental Health
The Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan’s vision is to ensure that Texas has a unified approach to the delivery of behavioral health services that allows all Texans to have access to care at the right time and place. The mission of this plan is to develop a coordinated statewide approach to providing appropriate and cost-effective behavioral health services to Texans.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) contracts with 37 local mental health authorities and two local behavioral health authorities to deliver mental health services in communities across Texas. This network of community-based behavioral health providers ensures children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance or a mental health need have access to a comprehensive array of services, such as prevention, intervention, and recovery.
HHSC’s Children’s Mental Health team serves as a resource for the 39 local authorities. The Children’s Mental Health team also assists in the implementation of legislation; and partners with providers and other external stakeholders in developing policy, assessing need, and researching best practices to address gaps in mental health services for children.
HHS – Early Childhood Intervention
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is a statewide program within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for families with children birth up to age 3, with developmental delays, disabilities or certain medical diagnoses that may impact development. ECI services support families as they learn how to help their children grow and learn.
If you have a child age birth to 36 months with a developmental delay or disability, Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECI) may be able to help you and your child. Services are provided in the home or virtually, and in other places where your child goes regularly, for example, a childcare center, park, library, or other community setting.
- You can search for the ECI program in your area by using the ECI Program Search tool.
HHSC – Office of Disability Prevention for Children
The Office of Disability Prevention for Children (ODPC) works to promote respect, foster understanding and highlight the importance of prevention and early intervention initiatives in the lives of Texas children and families.
Through education and community collaboration, ODPC works to prevent disabilities in children from the time of conception to the age of 12. ODPC’s goal is to prevent disability before it happens and minimize any negative consequences through: education and public awareness; promotion of sound public policy; collaboration with state and local agencies, community groups and various other stakeholders; developing long-term plans to monitor and reduce the incidence and severity of developmental disabilities; and evaluating state efforts to prevent developmental disabilities.
One of ODPC’s primary focus areas is the promotion of mental health wellness in children intellectual and developmental disabilities.
HHSC – Suicide Prevention
Texas’ suicide prevention team is in the Office of Mental Health Coordination within the Health and Human Services Commission. The team works together with community partners such as schools, local mental health and behavioral health authorities, hospitals, education service centers, and state partners such as the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative, to implement suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention best practices throughout Texas communities. In addition, the suicide prevention team is available to provide best practice trainings and presentations on suicide prevention to interested community agencies such as faith communities, schools, local coalitions, or other agencies. Available trainings include AS+K? about Suicide to Save a Life, Counseling on Access to Lethal Means, and Safety Planning Intervention .
HHSC – YES Waiver
The Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver is a 1915(c) Medicaid program that helps children and youth ages 3 through 18 who are at risk of out of home placement due to the severity of their mental health needs. The YES Waiver provides intensive services delivered within a strengths-based team planning process called Wraparound. Wraparound builds on family and community support and utilizes YES services to help build the family’s natural support network and connection with their community. YES services are family-centered, coordinated and effective at preventing out-of-home placement and promoting lifelong independence and self-defined success.
- YES Website: This website provides more information about the YES Waiver and the services the program offers, as well as how to get in contact with your Local Mental Health Authority/Local Behavioral Health Authority (LMHA/LBHA) to call the YES Inquiry line.
- Brochure for Families, Youth and Community Members (PDF): This flyer includes an overview of the YES Waiver and the programs/services offered for youth and families (Spanish version available upon request).
- Brochure for Individual Service Providers and Provider Agencies (PDF): This flyer includes an overview of the YES Waiver, the programs/services offered and how to become a service provider.
Community Resource Coordination Groups
Community Resource Coordination Groups (CRCG) are county-based groups of local partners and community members that work with parents, caregivers, youth and adults with complex needs to identify and coordinate services and supports. They help people whose needs can’t be met by one single agency and who would benefit from interagency coordination, and they strive to meet the person’s and family’s needs with community-based solutions whenever possible. CRCGs are located in most communities in Texas and can be contacted by visiting the CRCG website and searching for your local group.
- Visit the CRCG website to FIND YOUR LOCAL CRCG and learn more.
- Read the CRCG Partner Flyer (PDF) to learn how to GET INVOLVED.
South Southwest MHTTC
The South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) is a training and technical assistance center serving the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region 6, including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The purpose of South Southwest MHTTC is to build the capacity of the mental health workforce, organizations, and systems to deliver effective, evidence-based promotion, prevention, treatment, and recovery supports. Learn more about our free training events and resource products on our website.
Texas Family Voice Network
The Texas Family Voice Network (TxFVN) is a diverse collaboration of family members, community members, state agency representatives, family run organizations and other stakeholder groups, united to provide one common voice to promote successful outcomes for children’s mental and behavioral health. Our unique partnerships with advocacy organizations, along with family leaders across the state, provide the opportunity for informed collaborations on policies and procedures being considered for children’s mental and behavioral health.
OUR “WISH” FOR TEXAS FAMILIES
If we, as the Texas Family Voice Network, had one wish for families whose children have behavioral health concerns, it would be that regardless of which system they start with in the community, there would be equitable access and funding, along with support services, which include resource navigation and family peer support. Family would be valued and encouraged to build collaborative relationships which allow them to be present at the levels and in all decision making.
- Stages of Family Leadership (PDF): Regardless of your path to this point, family leadership is critical for successful and meaningful impacts to occur within the Texas children’s mental health system.
- Self-Care: The Need for Balance (PDF): Resilient family leaders recognize the need for balance in their lives and that means incorporating activities from more than one area of self-care: emotional, physical, spiritual and mental.
- The Power of Partnering with Families (PDF): Providers are considered subject matter experts in what they were trained to do. Families get to contribute lived expertise and claim their own journeys. They become the subject matter experts of their families and their experience. The sum of the combined expertise is powerful.
Dell Children’s Medical Center
Dell Children’s Medical Center is the only dedicated freestanding pediatric facility in the region. Serving a 46-county area and beyond, Dell Children’s is the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents. Dell Children’s is a truly one-of-a-kind place that gives Central Texas families access to a wide range of healthcare services. Children are cared for with a family-centered approach that keeps patients close to loved ones at all times. And our dedicated multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists and nurses are all committed to a single purpose: making your child feel like a kid again. The Grace Grego Maxwell Mental Health Unit provides compassionate, personalized care for patients ages 6-17 who may be in crisis due to mental health concerns. Treatment takes place in our 24-bed inpatient hospital and brings children and teens back to a level of safety and stability so they can return home as quickly as possible.
Our interdisciplinary treatment team of Ascension caregivers at Dell Children’s provides immediate evaluation, 24-hour nursing and psychiatric care, medication as needed, and a plan for future outpatient treatment. Our team of experts — psychiatrists, psychologists, specially trained nursing staff and licensed social workers — works with patients and their families to identify and help manage behavioral and mental health concerns and develop an individualized treatment plan to address these needs once a child returns home. Once stabilized, patients are encouraged to continue treatment through participation in one of our intensive outpatient programs. The Intensive Outpatient Program for preteens and adolescents is designed for the 11- to 17-year-old patient. This 20-session multi-family program utilizes both the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and cognitive behavioral models. These programs are for parents and children who need more support than traditional weekly outpatient services. Together, children and their parents will learn communication skills, anger management, positive coping, mental health education and behaviors that enhance family relationships. The Texas Child Study Center provides evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and developmental disabilities. We aim to develop disease-specific evaluative and interventional programs to address autism spectrum disorders, depression, and other mental health issues. We also strive to serve the needs of acute and chronic medically ill youth and their families. Through research programs, the Texas Child Study Center seeks to advance the science of the etiology and treatment of emotional, behavioral, and developmental disorders in youth.
AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) Texas is a statewide initiative designed to strengthen community and school-based supports for the mental health and resiliency of students. Under a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has partnered with Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to design and implement this program, which deploys evidence-based mental health resources in Texas schools and builds statewide infrastructure for a comprehensive school mental health system.
Region 3 ESC Project AWARE
Region 3 ESC was one of 3 ESCs that were awarded the Project AWARE grant. The goals of this grant is to integrate mental health awareness in to the public school system.
Brown Girl Therapy
‘@browngirltherapy is an instagram-based mental health community for children of immigrants. Founder Sahak Kaur Kohli works to foster a safe space for children of immigrants by promoting therapy and good mental health practices and celebrating bi/multiculturalism through a social justice lens. It’s the first/largest mental health community for all children of immigrants and promotes therapy, biculturalism, and social justice.
YWCA Greater Austin
YWCA Greater Austin stands at the intersection of Mental Health Awareness and Social Justice. We offer free counseling services to residence of the Greater Austin area. Today we are happy to help our Central Texas neighbors to register for individual, family or group therapies free of cost in a hybrid model: both online and in person. Learn more about no cost, multi-lingual therapies and a variety of special events by visiting our website: www.ywcaaustin.org or giving us a call at (512) 326 – 1222.Se habla espanol.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
At MADD, we know that our hopes for a safer future are riding on tomorrow’s drivers. By getting today’s youth off to a good start, we are taking a giant step toward fulfilling our vision of a nation without drunk driving. That’s why we’re focused on tackling underage drinking, a problem that threatens the safety of our kids and endangers entire communities, now and down the road.
As a teen, you have more power than you think when it comes to saying no to alcohol and marijuana. Power of You(th)® is one of MADD’s programs that provides you with research-based information on the dangers of underage drinking and marijuana use.
We want to prepare young people with the tools to resist peer pressure and empower them to take the next step and influence their friends to make the right choices. Your future is determined by the decisions you make today.
MADD’s Power of Parents program empowers parents of middle school and high school students to have ongoing, intentional conversations about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking.
Research shows that young people who drink are a danger to themselves, their friends, and others. For more than 20 years, hundreds of high quality clinical studies in the United States and Europe have shown that the earlier in life young people drink, the more frequent and severe the problems they face in the short and long term.
Science shows that a child’s brain works differently from an adult’s brain. It is important to realize that no matter how mature young people act they are not simply small versions of adults. Young peoples’ brains are still in a critical period of development well into their 20’s. Alcohol interferes with both how brains and bodies grow.
As a parent, you have the power to equip your child to make smarter, safer choices and to help prevent tragedies.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:
- Funding scientific research
- Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
- Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
- Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide
Bring Suicide Prevention to Your School:
- More Than Sad
- It’s Real: Teens and Mental Health
- Gizmo’s Pawsome Guide to Mental Health (AFSP can purchase books for schools or plan a read along for a school or community)
- Model School Policy for Schools
- After a Suicide Toolkit for Schools
- More School Resources
- Teens and Suicide: What Parents Should Know
- Children, Teens and Suicide Loss
Bluebonnet Trails Community Services
Bluebonnet Trails Community Services offers an array of health services for all ages, including 24/7 Crisis Services, Autism Services, Early Childhood Intervention, Family Health Care, Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services, Mental Health Care, and Substance Use Services. Services are offered throughout Central Texas Counties: Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lee, and Williamson.
San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative
The San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative was founded in 2019 by six nonprofits wanting to provide a holistic approach to mental wellness by breaking barriers and bringing services right into the schools. The group currently offers free and confidential services to students, their families, teachers and administrators at South San ISD, Edgewood ISD and Harlandale ISD.
Organizations in the Collaborative include Jewish Family Service of San Antonio, Family Service Association, Clarity Child Guidance Council, Rise Recovery, Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas and Communities in School of San Antonio. Services are free and confidential. They are available virtually or in person. Spanish-speaking counselors are available. Services include:
- Group therapy
- Drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling
- Case management
We R Native
We R Native is a multimedia health resource for Native teens and young adults (www.weRnative.org). The service includes an interactive website (weRnative.org), a text messaging service (Text NATIVE to 97779), a Facebook page, a YouTube channel, a Twitter account, and print marketing materials. Special features include monthly contests, community service grants ($475), an “Ask Auntie” Q&A service and medically accurate information reviewed by experts in public health, mental health, community engagement, and activism.
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
BEAM is a collective dedicated to supporting Black healing through education, training, and advocacy. BEAM offers a multitude of resources, including programs, trainings, wellness tools, grant funding, and a virtual directory of black wellness and mental health providers.
Out Youth serves Central Texas LGBTQIA+ (lesbian/gay/bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, intersex, and asexual) youth and their allies with programs and services to ensure these promising young people develop into happy, healthy, successful adults.
Founded in 1990, Out Youth has grown and changed over the years, but we’ve always retained our most important facet – providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth to come together, receive support, and make friends who understand who they are.
We host a variety of programs and services for youth, and provide trainings and resources for parents, teachers and community members.
Youth180 has a 37-year history of providing quality programs to serve the needs of vulnerable youth and their families in North Texas. Since 1984, we have been committed to the prevention and treatment of mental health issues and substance use disorders. Youth180 focuses on a holistic approach to treating our young people and their families, identifying any trauma or underlying issues that led to the use of substances or other maladaptive behaviors. We are one of the few licensed adolescent outpatient treatment centers in Dallas providing trauma-informed prevention and clinical services.
The mission of Youth180 is to promote resiliency for youth and families, empowering them on the path to a healthy and productive life. One of the main goals of our agency is making quality mental health care and substance use treatment more accessible for youth and families of all income levels, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural beliefs, and past trauma. Our prevention program is provided in local schools, recreation centers and housing authorities to youth K-12 and parents. Our clinical services are provided at our North Oak Cliff Center and via Telehealth, allowing us to serve clients from all over North Texas. Our clinical staff typically see children and youth ages 6-24 and their parents in individual counseling, group counseling, parent counseling, and family counseling, and adolescents ages 13-17 in outpatient substance use treatment.
By meeting our youth where they are and collaborating with other agencies, we are committed to ensuring our youth receive the wrap-around care they need to build a foundation for healing. Youth180 continues to expand and enhance our services, ultimately ensuring we always meet the ever-changing needs in our community.
Therapy for Black Girls
Therapy for Black Girls is a space that works to help connect Black girls and women with BIPOC mental health providers. Additionally, they offer a weekly podcast about all things mental health, personal development, and becoming the best version of yourself.
Therapy for Latinx
Therapy for Latinx is a platform that helps to connect individuals with mental health providers that can offer culturally-competent services.
Español: Therapy for Latinx es una plataforma que ayuda a conectar a las personas con proveedores de salud mental que pueden ofrecer servicios culturalmente competentes.
Texans Recovering Together
Texans Recovering Together is the state Crisis Counseling Program. Crisis counseling is a strengths-based, outreach-oriented approach to help people impacted by disasters identifying and accessing community resources that will aid in the recovery process. The purpose of this program is to assist those who have been impacted by COVID-19 through: Education Outreach Recovery Efforts Community Resources Supportive Counseling Please note, this program is free of charge & testing positive for COVID-19 is NOT required for program participation. Our free services are available in the following locations: Homes Schools Community Centers Social Service Agencies Or anywhere that is mutually convenient
Cross Creek Hospital
Cross Creek Hospital in Austin, TX, is a behavioral health treatment center that provides inpatient treatment services for individuals who are struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues.
At Cross Creek Hospital, we focus on delivering the most optimal care possible, approaching every person with the compassion and respect they deserve. Our staff of mental health treatment experts takes pride in providing a personal touch to the treatment they deliver, demonstrating a genuine concern as they help patients overcome the trials they are facing.
Cross Creek Hospital is an inpatient treatment center for adolescents and adults who are suffering from symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, behavioral concerns, and co-occurring disorders. Our expert clinical staff is made up of doctors, psychiatrists, and therapists, all of whom are dedicated to providing each patient with the guidance he or she needs as the road to recovery is navigated.
Our progressive approach to treatment includes evidence-based therapeutic interventions and complemental holistic therapies, affording men, women, and teenagers the opportunity to receive a comprehensive approach to the care they are provided. All patients will benefit from receiving individualized treatment plans, which will be drawn from the input of the patients themselves, targeting what they feel needs to be addressed, ultimately preserving their dignity throughout the entire recovery process. Through the use of individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and medication management services, our patients will be able to address their concerns in a variety of settings so that healing can occur in all facets of their lives.
Center for Health Care Services (CHCS)
The Center for Health Care Services (CHCS) mission is to provide integrated care to improve the lives of children and adults with mental health conditions, substance use challenges and intellectual or developmental disabilities. We accomplish this mission by taking a trauma-informed approach with the children and families we serve. The variety of programs we provide in our children’s division allows us to serve an array of individuals.
- Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Program (ages 0-36 months). ECI includes early intervention case management, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language, caregiver education and support services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or medical conditions leading to developmental delays, and who reside in Bexar County school districts.
- Healthy Outcomes through Early Prevention and Early Support (HOPES) Program (serving children ages 0-5). Serving children and their caregivers with behavioral intervention services, training, case management, and support. Contact Us: 210-261-3350
- Children and Adolescent Outpatient Mental Health Services (servicing ages 3-17). Mental health treatment for Bexar County youth with a DSM-V diagnosis, and includes the following services: assessments, skills training, counseling, case management, medication training and support, psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring, caregiver training, and family partner support. Contact Us: 210-261-3350
- Bexar County Juvenile Justice (serving ages 10-17). Clinic home and community-based mental health services for youth referred by the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department or the County Magistrate. Contact Us: 210-261-3580
- Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments (TCOOMMI) (serving ages 10-17). A field-based program providing intensive home-based counseling and case management services to youth who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are currently supervised by the Probation Department. Referrals received directly from the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department. Contact Us: 210-261-3580
- Youth Empowerment Services (YES) (serving ages 3-18). Expanded Medicaid services including community living supports, counseling, family support services, case management, and other specialized treatment and support services for children with severe emotional and/or behavioral needs to help prevent out of home placements and reduce psychiatric hospital re-admissions. Contact Us: 210-261-1135
- Transition Age Youth (TAY) (serving ages 16-20). Mental health treatment for residents of Bexar County with a DSM-V diagnosis who want to take a more active role in their mental health treatment. Services include assessment, skills trainings, counseling, intensive case management, medication training and support, psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring, caregiver training, family partner support, and wraparound facilitation. Contact Us: 210-261-3539
- Children’s Crisis Services (serving ages 3-17). Provides 24-hour crisis assessment and stabilization services to anyone residing in Bexar County. Crisis services can be accessed at a CHCS Children’s clinic, or any other location in the community. Services include: assessment, stabilization, referral for psychiatric hospitalization or referral to other appropriate mental health services, always considering the least restrictive care options first. Contact Us: 210-223-7233
- Providing Opportunities for Wellness, Empowerment, and Resilience (POWER) Program (serving ages 15-30). Provides coordinated specialty care services to individuals who within the last two years have begun experiencing confusion, unusual thoughts, acting in ways that seem difficult for others to understand, hearing or seeing things that others don’t, withdrawing from family or friends, or becoming fearful or suspicious of other people. Contact Us: 210-261-3143
Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities
The Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities is dedicated to helping the residents of Nueces County who are living with mental illness and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each year we serve over 8,204 people with psychiatric outpatient services, counseling, training, job searches, support and more. Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem, and help connect them to the appropriate care. Here at Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, we are proud to offer an assortment of Mental Health First Aid trainings tailored for specific areas of interest.
Any Baby Can
Any Baby Can, a Central Texas nonprofit, partners with families to overcome obstacles and achieve well-being. With programs that meet clients where they are, Any Baby Can helps build stability, develop skills and navigate systems so children and families reach their full potential. Any Baby Can strengthens families and children through: in-home therapies (speech, physical, and occupational), parenting education, in-home medical case management, resource navigation, family support services, parenting classes, in-home mental health counseling and support groups.
Child & Family Guidance Center
Child & Family Guidance Center (CFGC), a community leader in mental healthcare, takes a compassionate and comprehensive approach to treating children, adolescents, and adults with mental and behavioral health challenges. As the first agency of its kind in Texas, CFGC has proudly continued to serve our community since 1896.
In addition to in-clinic visits, CFGC provides a wraparound approach by meeting children and adults in various community settings designed to remove treatment barriers. Our staff act as a safety net by advocating for those who may be unable to do so for themselves. Through a team-based planning process, clients receive highly individualized treatment plans designed to move them along the continuum of care, ultimately intending to reach stabilization and self-sufficiency.
At CFGC, we strive to treat the whole person with individualized treatment planning and proudly offer comprehensive care options including: Psychiatric Evaluations & Medication Management, Individual Screenings & Counseling, Community-based Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services for Adults, Skills Training for Children, Case Management, and Comprehensive Telemedicine & Telehealth, as well as, Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver Program, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Adult Community-based Program, Outpatient Competency Restoration (OCR) Adult Community-based Program, and Safety Net (Drug Prevention and Intervention) Youth Program.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) / Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP)
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is a professional association representing more than 25,000 school psychologists, graduate students, and related professionals throughout the United States and an additional 25 countries worldwide. As the world’s largest organization of school psychologists, NASP works to advance effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health. Our vision is that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and throughout life. The Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP) is a state affiliate of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The vision of the Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP) is that school psychologists are partners to ensure all children succeed in school, at home, and throughout life. The mission is that TASP is a professional organization that supports and advocates for school psychologists having a positive impact on school systems to improve academic skills, social-emotional functioning, and mental-behavioral health for all students.
Serving Children and Adults in Need, Inc.
The border traumatic stress response center is designed to provide evidence-based trauma-focused counseling services to youth between the ages of 3 and 17 that have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Traumatic events include physical and sexual abuse; exposure to family, school and community violence; grief and loss; natural and man-made disasters; military related trauma; living with an impaired caregiver; and involvement in the child welfare or juvenile justice system. The BTSRC uses several evidence-based treatment models including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trauma Systems Therapy for Substance Abuse (TST-SA), and Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET).
Emergence Health Network
Emergence Health Network (EHN) is El Paso’s Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) serving citizens with either or both severe and persistent mental illness and/or intellectual/development disabilities (IDD) and/or substance abuse issues. We help individuals and their families find resources and treatments to help with their disabilities or disorders and become as independent as possible. EHN services include: Substance Abuse Treatment and Medication Management, Outpatient Program, Counseling, Crisis Services, Youth Services, Jail Diversion Services, Homeless Assistance, START Program, Mental Health Learning Library, Mental Health First Aid Course, Recreational and Pre-Vocational Activities for IDD. EHN Mission: EHN ensures superior recovery-based services for mental health, intellectual/developmental disability, and related conditions for the people of El Paso County. EHN Vision: EHN will lead behavioral and developmental services in the El Paso region ensuring access to quality services, advocating for a better quality of life, and providing strength, hope, and recovery for persons with mental illness, and intellectual/developmental disabilities, and substance abuse disorders.
Rock Springs is a behavioral health hospital located in Georgetown, TX. We provide inpatient and outpatient programming for those facing mental health and addiction challenges. Our mission is Changing People’s Lives by increasing access to behavioral healthcare in our local community. Our programs offer trusted, compassionate treatment for adults (18+), adolescents (8+), as well as specialized care for active-duty military, veterans, first responders, and other high-risk frontline professionals. Programs include inpatient mental health and addiction treatment, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs and Help for Heroes. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone. Contact us 24/7.
North Star Therapy
We provide music therapy services to kids and teens who are struggling with their mental health. We specialize in addressing trauma, anxiety, depression, and improving self expression, coping skills, and self esteem. No musical skills are required, and activities can include songwriting, making music, discussing lyrics, creating playlists, and more. Services are available both in-person (Dallas and Plano) and through telehealth.
Wonders & Worries
Wonders & Worries is a Texas-based nonprofit that provides free, professional mental health support to children and teens during a parent or direct caregiver’s serious, physical illness. Parent’s dealing with a cancer diagnosis, heart disease, stroke, MS, traumatic brain injury or other serious illnesses or traumatic injuries often don’t know how to talk about their diagnosis and its impact on the family. Wonders & Worries’ free services ensure children and teens can thrive, despite a parent’s serious illness.
- Brochure (PDF): Learn more details about Wonders & Worries’ services, office locations, and contact information.
- Wonders & Worries FAQs (PDF): Read our frequently asked questions to learn more about how Wonders & Worries’ services can support children and families, during a serious parental illness.
- Helpline Flyer (PDF): Connect with Wonders & Worries expert staff on how to talk to children and teens about adult illness.
Here For Texas
Here For Texas, a program of Grant Halliburton Foundation, encompasses two helpful tools for North Texans seeking mental health and addiction information and resources.
HereForTexas.com is a searchable online database of Texas mental health providers and resources. You can search by type of provider, mental health issue, age, language, location, payment options, and other helpful filters. It also offers a wide array of information on mental health and addiction topics, including mental health disorders, treatment options, types of mental health professionals, ways to support your mental health, and more—all within easy reach.
CALL FOR HELP
Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line makes it easier to find mental health and addiction resources that fit your needs. Callers will be connected to a trained mental health navigator who can offer support and information about services and resources in their area. These are trained volunteers who will gather pertinent information from the caller regarding their needs. Then, they will forward the information to an experienced mental health professional who will help to identify specific resources tailored to the caller’s needs.
If you’re seeking resources for yourself or for someone else, call the free helpline at 972.525.8181 Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Se habla Español.
Superior HealthPlan is contracted with the State of Texas to manage the STAR, STAR Kids, STAR PLUS, and STAR Health Medicaid Programs as well as the CHIP across Texas. Superior HealthPlan has been providing these services for over 20 years by Transforming the health of the community one person at a time.
Santa Maria Hostel
Santa Maria offers residential and outpatient substance use disorder treatment for women and women with children. We offer a full continuum of services for women who are pregnant or parenting. We meet each family where they are at on their recovery journey, from prevention and intervention, to treatment, housing, long term recovery support and aftercare. Our services help restore families, promote positive life changes, and offer hope that a new and better future is possible.
CK Family Services
CK Family Services is a nonprofit foster care, adoption, and behavioral health provider serving the DFW Metroplex, Greater Austin Community, and surrounding counties. Our Behavioral Health program (CKBH) provides Skills Training and Mental Health Case Management Services (MHR/TCM) services to children and youth who are covered by Medicaid. Please visit our website to see a list of specific insurance that we accept. We specialize is serving children and youth who are in the State’s Foster Care system; however, we can serve eligible children and youth who are not. We accept referrals from a variety of sources including parents, foster parents, kinship caregivers, case managers, conservatorship workers, or even physicians. Please visit www.ckbh.org to complete a referral form to get started for the children for whom you need help.
Center for Success and Independence
The Center for Success and Independence (TCSI) provides residential treatment and intensive outpatient services to adolescents, ages 12 to 17 whose psychological and emotional disorders, substance abuse and/or history of trauma have impaired their behavioral functioning and adversely impacted their everyday home, school and community environments. Utilizing sound clinical methods of treatment, our dedicated and passionate team of professionals prepares clients to successfully reintegrate into the community and achieve their highest potential.
The Center’s research-based treatment plans focus on the partnership between therapists and clients. Teaching adolescents how to cope with the underlying issues contributing to their chemical, emotional, mental and behavioral issues is an important part of the plan. This dual-diagnosis treatment method is a key contributing factor in our proven success rate.
Family members are involved in treatment planning. It has been our experience, that when families come together and make recovery their focus, you see notable results. In times of crisis and challenge, we give teens and their families a place to turn to for help, putting them on the road to recovery.
- Individual, Family and Group Psychotherapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program for adolescents
- Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Trust-Based Relational Intervention
- Relapse Prevention
- Psychiatry and medication Management
- Social Skills/Independent Living Program
- Trauma Treatment (EMDR & TF-CBT)
- On-Site School Program and Nursing
CASA of Travis County
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Travis County believes every child who’s been abused or neglected deserves to have a dedicated advocate speaking up for their best interest in court, at school, and in our community. To accomplish this, CASA educates and empowers diverse community volunteers who ensure each child’s needs remain a priority in an overburdened child welfare system.
Volunteers complete an interview, background checks, and a 39-hour intensive training program including courtroom observation, and are then sworn into their roles by a judge. CASA volunteers are appointed to a child or family of children and spend an average of 15–20 hours a month advocating for these children for the lifetime of a case. They get to know the child while also gathering information from the child’s family, teachers, doctors, therapists, caregivers, and anyone else involved in the child’s life.
Texana Center is the local Mental Health Authority for Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Matagorda, Waller and Wharton Counties; all of which are located to the southwest of Houston. Through our six behavioral healthcare clinics and vast array of other programs and services, we strive to provide treatment and supportive assistance as well as promote stabilization and empowerment for our clients to increase their success in leading functional and productive lives within their community, workplace or at home.
Tri-County Community Action, Inc. Head Start
Comprehensive health services for the whole child 0-5 years old (Health, Mental Health, Oral Health and Nutrition Health Services). How these services are provided to children and their families is our specialty.
TCCA Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide free childcare, extended social services preventable and preventative health care and prenatal education services to the parents of infants and toddlers. If needed, we assist in obtaining a medical home.
Ph:936-598-6315 Ext. 303
Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium
The Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC) was created by the 86th Texas Legislature to leverage the expertise and capacity of the health-related institutions of higher education to address urgent mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in this state in relation to children and adolescents.
TCMHCC’s mission is to advance mental health care quality and access for all Texas children and adolescents through inter-institutional collaboration, leveraging the expertise of the state’s health-related institutions of higher education, local and state government agencies, and local and state mental health organizations.
Camino Real Community Services
Camino Real Community Services is a non-profit organization providing mental, behavioral and intellectual disability services to Atascosa, Dimmit, Frio, Karnes, La Salle, Maverick, McMullen, Wilson and Zavala counties. Camino Real is the designated Community Mental Health Authority and the Authority for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. As the authority, it has the responsibility for eligibility determination, coordinating care, and managing a network of providers of direct services.
Providing comprehensive services to: persons with psychiatric needs, individuals with intellectual or development disabilities and infants/toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities.
Youth Advocate Programs Inc.
Youth Advocate Programs(YAP) believes we all need access to safe places and positive connections in our communities to fully develop our strengths and realize our potential. For many individuals and families, these fundamental building blocks of healthy development are unavailable, obstructed or difficult to access.
For more than four decades, YAP has built bridges between families and communities, opening access to critical tools like mentoring; social connections; medical and mental health services; education and vocational services; and other resources individuals need for positive development.
Since our first Behavioral Health program in York, Pennsylvania in 1996, YAP has offered families with children experiencing mental health-related difficulties a community-based program of care that demonstrates a unique ability to adhere to government regulation while providing family-friendly services.
YAP contracts with county mental health systems, Managed Care Organizations (MCO’s), and private insurers to provide both fee for service and case rate Medicaid services.
In addition to providing quality services to children and youth with various mental health challenges, YAP specializes in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, cross-system youth, and youth who have experienced trauma.
My Health My Resources of Tarrant County
The MHMRTC / Help Me Grow North Texas mission is to support parents in promoting optimal development and celebrating milestones during pregnancy and early childhood by:
- Linking families to information and community resources related to pregnancy, child development, and parenting;
- Providing personalized care coordination; and
- Creating and facilitating partnerships within the community to improve the availability and quality of services for families.
Learn more at HelpMeGrowNorthTexas.org