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“Proceed as Normal” by Kirstin Guerrero., 1st Place, Adult Original Artwork (2018)

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Be an Advocate

ACCEPT Texas

Join a cross-system group of youth and young adults (ages 13-25) from across Texas who use their lived experience and expertise to help inform and drive system improvements. ACCEPT advocates for embracing youth voice in meaningful, authentic ways.

Texas Family Voice Network

Join a diverse collaboration of family members, community members, state agency representatives, family run organizations and other stakeholder groups, united to provide one common voice to promote successful outcomes for children’s mental and behavioral health.

Zero Suicide

Zero Suicide is a commitment to suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems and is also a specific set of strategies and tools.

Get Mental Health Help

Texas System of Care

Texas System of Care makes sure all Texas children and youth in need have access to a coordinated service delivery system.

Find Your CRCG

Community Resource Coordination Groups (CRCGs) are groups of local partners and community members that work with parents, caregivers, youth, and adults to make a service plan. The service plan helps a person with special needs get benefits and services.

Find Your LMHA

Find your local community mental health center, also referred to as Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs).

2-1-1 Texas

2-1-1 Texas presents accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs.

PFLAG

PFLAG provideds support to families and allies who are in need, through peer-to-peer meetings, online outreach, telephone hotlines and resources.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Crisis Text Line

Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving.

Raise Awareness

CMHAD Texas Toolkit

The Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (CMHAD) Texas Toolkit is a statewide anti-stigma campaign designed to help communities and organizations hold their own Awareness Day events during the month of May—Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month.

Okay to Say

Okay to Say was launched to increase awareness that most mental illnesses are treatable and to offer messages of hope and recovery to Texans and their families.

Speak Your Mind

Learn how to recognize the warning signs and what actions you can take to help.

Get Education, Training & Support

NAMI Texas

NAMI Texas has a variety of education and support programs directed to individuals living with mental illness, family members, friends, professionals, other stake holders, and the community at large to address the mental health needs of Texans.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Via Hope

Via Hope is a Texas-based nonprofit that operates training and certification programs for peer specialists and family partners, and works closely with providers of mental health services to help them become recovery oriented in their culture and practices.