Texas Mental Health Counselors Association


Mental Health Resources

TMHCA recognizes that these are unprecedented times for individuals and families as we are navigating life post-pandemic with increased gun violence and prevalence of mental health needs. It is important to us that everyone have awareness of the resources and support available, and if this list is missing any pertinent information for services in the State of Texas, please email Dr. Olivia Wedel, Immediate Past President of TMHCA, at droliviaw@oliviawedelcounseling.com.

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call or text the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. You may also visit their website: https://988lifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/.

Our list of support resources also includes dedicated information for veterans, teens and families, postpartum moms and dads, Queer and Trans parents, and those struggling with substance use and abuse. We have also included dedicated resources and information for BIPOC and LGBTQA+ persons and communities.

**This list is not a substitute for therapy and should not be construed as legal, ethical, financial, or professional advice by TMHCA. The opinions of those in the links included below may not reflect the opinions of TCA or TMHCA. This list is also not an endorsement of any program or organization linked below.  This list is for educational purposes only.

American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) - https://www.amhca.org/home

Interstate Counseling Compact FAQs: https://counselingcompact.org/faq/

https://988lifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/ (Available in English and Spanish)

For Veteranshttps://www.veteranscrisisline.net (Talk/text to in English or Spanish)

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline: 1-833-TLC-MAMA / 1-833-862-5252 (Available in English and 60+ other languages) Real time support, information, and resources

For substance use and abuse support: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

Postpartum Support International – Free, online support groups for new moms, seasoned moms, dads, and blended families

(Registration is required)



Postpartum Support International – Chat with an Expert for Moms


Postpartum Support International – Support for Families & Care Providers


Postpartum Support International – Support for Dads


Postpartum Support International – Help for Queer & Trans Parents


LGBTQA+ Perinatal Wellness Center – Resources


The Blue Dot Project – Resources for the BIPOC Community for Maternal & Paternal Mental Health


Postpartum Support International – Discussion Tool for Parents & Families

*Tool is not diagnostic but can be used to track distressing symptoms lasting more than a week; take the form and have a conversation with your provider*


Postpartum Support International – Awareness & Education on PMADS Handout


Find a Provider – PSI Directory (search by zip code and insurance) https://psidirectory.com/
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events: What Parents, Rescue Workers, and the Community Can Do (Free guide in English and Spanish): https://childmind.org/guide/helping-children-cope-after-a-traumatic-event/

Substance Use Resources for the BIPOC Community: Live Another Day - Live Another Day believes in equal access to life-saving mental health and substance use resources. This website provides extensive information on the best resources available.

Over 60 BIPOC Resources, including several for the LGBTQA+ community, for addiction and mental health; this guide is written and curated by women of color: https://thesummitwellnessgroup.com/resources/bipoc-resources/

Teen Depressionhttps://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/parents-guide-to-teen-depression.htm

Autism Spectrum Disorderhttps://www.autismspeaks.org/autism-help-and-information

I‘m So Stressed Out! Fact Sheet - https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/so-stressed-out-infographic

Link to various other support resources for education and awareness around mental health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

Understanding, Treating, and Supporting Postpartum Psychosis: https://www.cherishedmom.org/education-resources/

For prenatal and postpartum supporthttps://www.postpartum.net/resources/overview/

For substance use and abuse supporthttps://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

BIPOC and LGBTQA+ Mental Health: https://mhanational.org/bipoc/infographic-lgbtq-mental-health

Conversations about Gun Violence: https://www.learningforjustice.org/magazine/conversations-about-gun-violence-disinformation-and-extremism

Border Region Behavioral Health Services: https://www.borderregion.org/

Mental Health of Immigrant Women: https://www.samhsa.gov/blog/supporting-mental-health-immigrant-women

Depression Triggers: https://www.graniterecoverycenters.com/treatment-program/mental-health/depression/triggers/

Signs of Drug Addiction: https://www.greenmountaintreatmentcenter.com/drug-addiction/signs-of-drug-addiction/

Nine Ways to Fight Mental Health Stigma: https://www.nami.org/blogs/nami-blog/october-2017/9-ways-to-fight-mental-health-stigma

Mental Health Resources for Caregivers: https://mhanational.org/mental-health-resources-caregivers

Mental Health Resources for American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities: https://www.samhsa.gov/tribal-ttac/resources/mental-health-promotion; https://www.affirmingpathways.com/native-indigenous-mental-health-resources