Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
US and Canada: text 741741
Dallas-Fort Worth area families looking for mental health resources can use the Guide to Children’s Mental Health Services developed by the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS).
The HHS community mental health services are usually provided at an office or in the home. Services support families to make positive changes that help children recover from mental illness and foster resilience.
Mental health services start with a thorough assessment and developing a plan to address goals identified by the child and family. Children’s Mental Health serves children 3 to 17 with a mental health diagnosis who are at risk of having to move away from their home or school or are enrolled in special education. Services to the child and family may include:
- Crisis intervention
- Skills training and development
- Supportive employment
- Medication training and support
- Case management
- Peer services (family partner support services)
To get started, contact your local mental health authority or local behavioral health authority. HHS requires each local mental health authority and Local Behavioral Health Authority to evaluate the mental health needs of communities in their area and plan, develop policy, coordinate services and use resources to address those needs.
You can call 2-1-1 and ask for the LMHA or LBHA in your area, or CHECK HERE to find your local area mental health authority.
https://ntbha.org/ for North Texas Behavioral Health
https://www.211texas.org/mental-health/ for the Lubbock area