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.
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 number for the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Non-emergency number for the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Phone number for the Alzheimer's Association of Houston.
Ben Taub Psychiatry
A general hospital in Houston.
The Council on Recovery Houston.
Houston Recovery Center.
Mental Health America
Information on various resources.
Mobile Crisis Outreach Team.
National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Sexual assault hotline.
Suicide prevention lifeline.
Montrose Counseling Center.
Teen Crisis Hotline.
Crisis hotline for military veterans.
The Harris Center
Local mental health authority.
Domestic violence hotline.