Mental Health and Wellness

If you have a mental health emergency and do not feel safe, contact 911 and ask for mental health deputies. 

Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. 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

National Resources: 

SAMSHA Disaster Distress Hotline: 
Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990
Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746
National Helpline
Treatment referral and information, 24/7.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free and confidential support for people in distress, 24/7.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
Find treatment facilities confidentially and anonymously, 24/7.

Deaf Counseling Center
VIDEOPHONE: 240 380 2577

National Deaf Therapy

Texas Initiative for Mental Health for Deaf Youth Training and Resources

Texas Department of State Health Services Mental Health and Substance Abuse

List of Mental Health Local Authorities by Counties

Mental Health Resources

Good mental health is characterized by a person’s ability to fulfill a number of key functions and activities, including:

  1.      the ability to learn
  2.      the ability to feel, express and manage a range of positive and negative emotions
  3.      the ability to form and maintain good relationships with others
  4.      the ability to cope with and manage change and uncertainty


The following links provide information about mental health:

NAMI Texas

Healthy Place

American Psychological Association

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Safe Alternatives

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

National Institute of Mental Health

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

School Mental Health

Center for Mental Health in Schools

Virtual Toolbox for Mental Health in Schools

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Mental Health Be Smart. Be Well

Texas Department of State Health Services Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Crisis Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Resources

Teen Addiction Support Services

Suicide Prevention Related Links

The following links provide information about suicide prevention:

Texas HHSC Suicide Prevention

Texas National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Centers

Texas Suicide Hotlines

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Jason Foundation

Texas Department of State Health Services Suicide Prevention

Texas Suicide Prevention

Is Your Home Suicide Proof

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Suicide Prevention

The Trevor Project

It Gets Better


Mindfulness and Wellness Links

Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress. 

Mindfulness in ASL -

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability 
(NCHPAD) is a resource center that works to help people with disabilities get healthier by participating more in all types of physical and social activities. NCHPAD also trains service providers to make their programs more inclusive.


Texas School for the Deaf uses MANDT as one of their de-escalation systems. They have 3 online modules that parents can access. Mandt for Families is a great tool to help caregivers create consistency and predictability at home. With a new price of just $9.95 per household, families will benefit from our proven relationship building healthy communication and conflict resolution techniques. Learn more at