Help for Mental Health Emergencies

If you are having a mental health emergency or are considering hurting yourself or someone else:

CALL 911

Ask to speak with a Mental Health Officer – they have special training in assessing mental health conditions
and can help connect you to appropriate services.

Austin-Area Hospitals

Shoal Creek Hospital
Austin Lakes Hospital
Austin State Hospital (ASH) – a resource if you do not have health insurance

512-472-HELP • Austin Travis County Integral Care Crisis Hotline

The Crisis Hotline operated by Austin Travis County Integral Care provides access to licensed counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Hotline callers receive immediate assessments, crisis intervention services if needed and referral to additional community resources. However, if the caller is in imminent danger, a staff member will contact 911.

Crisis Hotline clinicians offer support to anyone seeking help, working quickly to identify how they can best be served and linking them with the most appropriate care.

1-800-98-YOUTH • Texas Youth Hotline

The Texas Youth Hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides prevention services to youth, parents, siblings, and other family members who are in need of a caring voice and listening ear. Hotline counselors also assist youth advocates, such as police, caseworkers, counselors and school officials by locating state and local resources.

The Hotline also provides free information and outreach materials to those working with youth and families. The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) also has a separate 24 hour hotline (Texas Runaway Hotline) specifically dedicated to help runaway teens and their families.

1-866-4-U-TREVOR • The Trevor Lifeline

Are you going through a difficult time? Feeling confused, lonely or blue? Call the Trevor Lifeline!

The Trevor Project staffs the Lifeline with trained counselors who are ready to talk to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you’re a young person looking for someone to listen and understand without judgment, or if you’re feeling suicidal, please call the Trevor Lifeline. It’s free and confidential. There is hope, there is help.

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