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Your Mental Health Resource Guide

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Whether you’re experiencing depression, physical symptoms of stress (like headaches and difficulty sleeping), or a more serious mental health issue, professional help is available. Regardless of whether you have health insurance or not. Check out this list of options for free emotional support.

Free Emotional Support within Travis County

Integral Care | (512) 472-HELP (4357) – Press 1 for English, then 1 for immediate support
24 hours a day, 7 days a week | Interpreters available in many languages

Crisis Text Line | Text TX to 741741
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Information on local resources for health care, utilities, food, housing and more
In Texas, dial 2-1-1. Press option 6 for information on COVID-19

Free Emotional Support across Texas

HHSC COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line | (833) 986-1919
Toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
English and Spanish

Free Emotional Support across the U.S.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline| (800) 273-TALK (8255) or chat online 

Toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week | English and Spanish

Crisis Text Line | Text HOME to 741741
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Free Suicide Prevention and Emotional Support for LGBTQ individuals under 25

Trevor Lifeline | (866) 488-7386
Text START to 678-678
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Free Support for Trans People, Their Family and Friends

TransLifeLine | (877) 565-8860
Toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week | English and Spanish
Run by trans people for trans, those questioning if they are trans, and their family and friends

Free Screening and Referral Service for First Responders in Texas

Heroes Texas First Responders Helpline | (833) 367-4689
Navigates individuals with mental health challenges or drug and alcohol use to treatment and recovery

Domestic Violence Resources in Austin

Hope Alliance | (800) 460-7233
Toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Emergency shelter, counseling, children’s services and more
English and Spanish

Safe Alliance | (512) 267-7233 or text (737) 888-7233
Emergency shelters, transitional housing and counseling services

Asian Family Support Services of Austin | (877) 281-8371
Toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Access to emergency shelter and housing, safety planning, counseling, and more
Services in various languages

Free Crisis Support for Veterans across the U.S.

Veterans Crisis Line | (800) 273-8255 (Press 1) or text 8388255
Toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
For Veterans in crisis or a loved one concerned about one

Online Support Groups within Central Texas

Free groups and classes offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Central Texas chapter
For individuals who experience mental health challenges as well as their families

Online Support Groups across the U.S.

Free groups and classes offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
For individuals who experience mental health challenges as well as their families

Free Course to Help Others within Travis County

Mental Health First Aid | Register 
8-hour course that provides people the basic tools to help someone showing signs of mental illness or substance use disorder or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Free Course to Help Others Outside Travis County
Locate a Mental Health First Aid class in your community
Cost varies by community

Tip Sheets About Managing and Coping with Stress and Anxiety

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) online guidance on coping with a variety or stressors and situations during the pandemic

    • Occupational stress
    • Healthcare personnel and first responders
    • Adults who use alcohol and/or substances
    • People experiencing abuse
    • Veterans
    • Support for children, adolescents, and young adults
    • Grief and loss

For free 24/7 emotional support, call Integral Care at 512-472-4357.
Visit NAMI Central Texas to check out support groups for adults, family members, and more.

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