Resources

Much research has been done on mental health practices and service delivery. Significant findings and reports can be found through these links, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

Please dial 911 if you think the situation you are dealing with might be an emergency or if you are in doubt about what you should do.

Please note: The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute does not provide health services of any type—mental health, substance abuse or other services.

24-Hour Crisis Intervention Hotlines

Click here for 24-Hour Crisis Intervention Numbers Available in Each Texas County. This is list is maintained by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

If you or someone you know has been effected by the July 7, 2016 events that occurred in Dallas, please click here for help and resources.

Public Mental Health Services & Information

You can also access the contact information for crisis and other health services that are available nearest to you at the link below, which takes you to Mental Health TX, the Texas Department of State Health Services’ website. After clicking on the link you can search by county, city or even zip code for available services (look for it in the upper right corner). For example, if you live in Waco, you can type “Waco” into the “Search by City” field and then click the “Search” button. You will then see information on the local mental health authority, its crisis and main phone numbers, and its website.*

Information on Public Mental Health Services »

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Public Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment

Information on substance abuse services that are available in Texas counties can be accessed by clicking on the following link on the Texas Department of State Health Services website:

Information on Public Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment »

After clicking on that link above, you can click the button next to either “Treatment Programs” or “Prevention and Intervention Programs” and then select the county you live in. For example, if you select “Treatment Programs” and “Anderson” county, and then click the Search button, you will see that there are Substance Abuse Treatment programs in Tyler, Houston, Marshall, and Longview. Addresses and phone numbers for each program are provided.

Your Insurance Plan

If you have health insurance, it should cover mental health and substance abuse services, though sometimes it may not.

Please contact your health plan to learn more about which services are available and about how to access services you might need.

In addition, many of the public mental health and substance abuse services providers at the links above can help you access services available through your insurance.

Please dial 911 if you think the situation you are dealing with might be an emergency or if you are in doubt about what you should do.

* The information available at the Department of State Health Services website is not always updated regularly.