When Your Loved One is Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis…
What is a MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS? Endangerment to yourself or others or imminent distress.
If you are in Crisis and need immediate assistance, Call 911
Ask for the Crisis Intervention Team or request an officer trained in handling mental health cases.
If you are in Crisis, but it is not an immediate threat or emergency…
2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission , is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Texas Health and Human Services contracts with 37 local mental health authorities and two local behavioral health authorities to deliver mental health services in communities across Texas. LMHAs and LBHAs provide services to specific areas. To find where to get services in your area, you need to know which county you live in.Find Your Local Mental Health or Behavioral Health Authority.”
Other Useful Information
LIFELINE CHAT – Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in partnership with CONTACT USA. It is the first service of its kind where crisis centers across the United States have joined together to form one national chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. The chat specialists are here to listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.
NAMI TEXAS – No-cost classes, support group programs and programs for people affected by mental illness and their loved ones as well as education and training for schools, workplaces, faith communities and neighborhoods. 512-693-2000
Stop Bullying – Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the LIFELINE at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Autism Speaks Crisis Intervention Resources – Autism Speaks has put together resources to help members of the autism community – individuals with autism, families, friends and caregivers –with accessing support and resources needed to manage a crisis situation. You will also find tools that can help you learn about and access ongoing autism services, treatments and interventions. https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/crisis-intervention-resources
Autism and Mental Health Issues – Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) guidebook on mental health issues affecting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder; developed by University of South Florida
In Florida: 1-800-333-4530 or 813-974-2532