More than one in five Texan residents suffer from some form of mental illness, any given year. There are about half a million Texan adults suffering from a serious mental illness, around 23,000 alone in Montgomery County. Furthermore, half the mental health disorders suffered in-state begin around age 14.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Texas residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
The state Department of Health and Human Services offers a hotline for all residents to connect with a trained professional. Call 855-937-2372 today for more information. There is also a list of mental health hotlines on their website. You may also search specifically by county by clicking here.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing email@example.com. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.