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If In Crisis

If you or someone you know are faced with a mental health crisis, please call the crisis hotline for the Local Mental Health Authority for your county. Here is the list of Texas mental health crisis hotlines (search by county):

If you or someone you know is a danger to themselves or others, please call 911
Many law enforcement agencies have officers who have been trained to respond to persons who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis.

Dial 211 to be connected to Mental Health & Substance Abuse services in your area. You may also visit 211 online.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-TALK (8255)

or (800) SUICIDE (784-2433)

In Spanish (888) 628-9454

NAMI Information Line

(800) 950-NAMI (6264)

The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., EST

Veteran’s Crisis Line

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves

There are many ways to connect with a Responder

Call (800) 273-8255  and press 1

Text 838255

Chat online

Support for Deaf and hard of hearing, call (800) 799-4889

The Texas Department of State Health Services

The Texas Department of State Health Services is the agency of state government charged with the responsibility of delivering health, mental health and substance abuse services to Texans.  To learn more about DSHS community mental health services that are available in your area for adults or children, you can contact your local mental health authority.

To find the proper mental health authority and their telephone number, please go to the DSHS website:

You may also use this online mental services search form to find services in your area:

STARRY Counseling Program Crisis Hotline (800) 440-9789

The STARRY Counseling Program provides 24/7/365 crisis phone coverage for families across Texas. Crisis hotlines are designed for emergency use only, to help families avoid imminent abuse, neglect, runaway, and severe family conflict.

Additional Resources


Crisis Text Line
Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor, free 24/7

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
(800) 448-3000

National Hopeline Network

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK (8255)

National Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 442-HOPE (4673)

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ suicide help)
(866) 488-7386
Text (202) 304-1200



Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics
(800) 344-2666

Alcohol and Drug Helpline
(800) 821-4357

Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline
(800) 252-6465

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 729-6686

Families Anonymous
(800) 736-9805

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline
(800) 622-2255



Poison Control
(800) 222-1222

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 662-4357

Cocaine Anonymous
(800) 347-8998



National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

National US Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453



Texas Youth Helpline
Trained volunteers provide guidance to youths, parents, siblings, and other family members on youth-related concerns, referral information, or to simply listen.

(800) 989-6884 or use chat

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