Each Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs) provides services to a specific geographic area of the state. HHSC contracts with 39 LMHAs to deliver mental health services in communities across Texas. LMHAs provide psychiatric crisis response through 24-hour hotlines and mobile crisis outreach teams. LMHAs also provide behavioral health services, and referrals for all Texans seeking behavioral health services. LMHAs routinely outreach to community partners as well as serve as resources in their respective communities for trainings related to behavioral health and the coordination of behavioral health services during disasters.
Visit the online LMHA search tool: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/mhservices-search/(opens external link in new window). You can search for the referral line phone number of each LMHA by city, county or zip code using the online mental health services search form. You may call the referral line of the LMHA in your area for confidential help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center: www.sprc.org(opens external link in new window)
For the latest Best Practices Registry list see:
www.sprc.org/bpr/all-listings(opens external link in new window)
Resources at a Glance
Considerations of Mental Health Professionals
Guidelines-for-evacuation-of-Individuals with Disabilities during Disasters
Helping Children Cope after Hurricane Harvey
How Families and Caregivers Can Help
How Teachers Can Help
MMHPI Hurricane Harvey Resources and Links for the TEA Website
PEI STAR Program