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 is an emergency.

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 list is maintained by Texas Health and Human Services.

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute is committed to providing factual and reliable information regarding mental health resources during this crisis. It is critical to actively focus on your mental health as well as that of those in your care. Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mental Health Resources page to stay informed. Please dial 211, the State’s COVID19 hotline, if you are in doubt about what you should do or to seek additional resources and information. Texas Health and Human Services has also launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.

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 Health and Human Services Commission website:

Information on Public Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment »

See the link at the bottom of the page to find outreach, screening, assessment and referral services near you, or view the menu on the left for additional options.

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.