Seeking Help

Resources for Assistance

If you or someone you know is exhibiting signs of mental illness, it is important to access mental health services before the situation becomes a crisis. You can access services by calling The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Helpline at 713-970-7000 if you live in Harris County.

If someone is acting out due to his/her mental illness and there is an immediate threat of danger to that person or someone else, call 911. An immediate threat of danger includes threats to hurt self or others or neglecting oneself to the point the person's health and safety are at risk.

Calling 911

When calling 911 it is important to remain calm.You will need to provide important information in order for the emergency to be successfully resolved. Try to speak clearly and calmly. Provide the following information to the 911 operator if available:

 

  • Your name and address
  • Location of the incident
  • Name of the person in crisis
  • Your relationship with the person in crisis
  • Information on the person's mental illness
  • Medications the person takes
  • If the person has stopped taking his/her medication
  • If the person is violent
  • Any history of violence
  • If there are any weapons
  • What the person is doing, saying, experiencing

Emergency

Emergency number for the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

911

Non-emergency

Non-emergency number for the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

713-221-6000

Alzheimers

Phone number for the Alzheimer's Association of Houston.

800-272-3900

Ben Taub Psychiatry

A general hospital in Houston.

713-970-4640

Substance Use

The Council on Recovery Houston.

713-942-4100

Substance Use

Houston Recovery Center.

713-236-7800

Mental Health America

Information on various resources.

713-523-8963

Mobile Crisis

Mobile Crisis Outreach Team.

713-970-7520

NAMI

National Alliance on Mental Illness.

713-970-4419

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault hotline.

713-528-7273

Suicide

Suicide prevention lifeline.

800-273-8255

Counseling

Montrose Counseling Center.

713-529-0037

Teens

Teen Crisis Hotline.

713-529-8336

Veterans

Crisis hotline for military veterans.

800-273-8255

The Harris Center

Local mental health authority.

713-970-7000

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence hotline.

713-528-2121