Mental health and mental illnesses can be complex and confusing topics. Mental Health America of Texas can help you get started in finding community-based mental health resources and services to assist you close to home.
A Mental Health America affiliate or MHA Texas branch is a great starting place to find mental health services in your community. Although Mental Health America affiliates and branches generally do not provide direct services, we are here to assist you in locating vital community resources to meet your needs. Additional resources related to individual disorders can be found here.
A Guide to Understanding Mental Health Systems and Systems in Texas by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Important Contact Information
If you or someone you know is in immediate crisis , call 9-1-1.
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 24 hours a day to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area. suicidepreventionlifeline.org
2-1-1 HELP IN TEXAS
Dial 211, select option 1 to find resources near you
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)
Find mental health treatment and services near you in a searchable database.
Or call SAMHSA's national hotline for help in English or Spanish at Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
Find a therapist in your area based on issue, sexuality, age and treatment orientation -- even search by therapists that accept your insurance.
TEXAS COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY CENTERS
Find a mental health community center near you.
For persons residing in Dallas, Ellis, Collin, Hunt, Navarro, Rockwall and Kaufman counties, please contact the NorthSTAR Program at 1-888-800-6799.