Mental Health & Substance Use

The outbreak of the COVID-19 and related responses like social distancing can impact our mental health and psychological well-being. If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, help is available.

To speak with a mental health professional for help dealing with stress and other emotions, please call the toll-free COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at 833-986-1919.

Find help from these COVID-19 resources.

Texas Health and Human Services offers mental health and substance use services for families and people of all ages.

Find Adult Mental Health Services
Find Children's Mental Health Services
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Find Local Mental Health and Behavioral Health Services

If you are faced with a mental health or substance use emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Read the Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan Update and Foundation for the IDD Strategic Plan (PDF).

Urgent Services

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


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For mental health or substance use emergencies where your safety or the safety of others is at immediate risk, dial 9-1-1.

If you feel you are experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency but your safety or the safety of others is not at immediate risk, please contact:

Non-Urgent Services

The first step when seeking help for non-emergency mental health or substance use challenges is to find services in your area. You may call the referral line in your area for confidential help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Stigma and Mental Health

The stigma surrounding mental health is often a deterrent for people looking to get help. Christina, John, Zachary, and Shannon tell us why it's important to "shake the stigma" and talk to someone.