ATX Together: Mental Health During a Year of Crisis

Posted on March 12, 2021

ATX Together: Mental Health During a Year of Crisis is now available to stream.
Central Texans have been left reeling in 2020 and 2021 from crisis upon crisis — the COVID pandemic, racial reckoning, economic hardship and a devastating winter storm. Such major events impact even the most resilient among us. But what about those who are especially vulnerable? What can each of us do to cope and support others during this long season of crisis?

This year of has strained all of us. If you or someone you care about needs help with mental health, please don’t wait. If it is an emergency situation, immediately call one of the hotline numbers below. For non-emergency situations, the resource links can help connect you to a caring person who can help.

Resources for Mental Health Support

Asian Family Support Services - for the Asian and South Asian community, this organization provides free counseling and a 24/7 hotline for support in domestic violence situations

Austin Area Mental Health Consumers - support services for people with lived experiences of mental health, substance use and homelessness

Austin Clubhouse - services for adults with mental health diagnosis

Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce - variety of webinars and meetings aimed at employers and business owners

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Williamson counties) - mental health care provider with various locations and services

Central Texas African American Family Support Conference - conference playback on Facebook

Communities for Recovery - long-term recovery for people with substance use and co-occurring mental health issues

Coping-19 - tips, tools and resources to move beyond moments of “just dealing”

Equality Texas - listing of LGBTQIA+ specific resources

Hill Country MHDD Center (Hays County) - Mental health, individual developmental disability, and substance abuse, services throughout the greater Texas Hill Country

Hotlines - Access to trained call-takers 24/7

      Travis County (Integral Care): 512-472-HELP (4357)

      Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Williamson Counties: 1-800-841-1255 (Bluebonnet Trail Community Services)

      Hays County: 1-877-466-0660 (Hill Country MHDD Centers)

      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
      Para llamadas en Espanol: 1-888-628-9454

      National Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI to 741741

      Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1

Integral Care - panelist Wendy Salazar’s organization

NAMI Central Texas - panelist Dr. Quevarra Moten’s organization

National Latino Behavioral Health Association - behavioral health for Latino populations

Out Youth - services for LGBTQIA+ youth

Queer and Trans Community Closet - Out Youth and the Gender Wellness Program are offering items such as HEB gift cards, select gender affirming items and face masks for those in need

The Trevor Project - crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under age 25

Therapy for Latinx - connect with Latinx mental health therapists