“Feeling Funny” by Alicia Wells, 1st Place, Adult/Overall Photography (2019)
The Quell Foundation strives to reduce the number of suicides, overdoses and incarcerations of people with mental health illness. They work to accomplish this by encouraging people to share their stories, increasing access to mental health services, providing a pipeline of future mental health care professionals with scholarships, and training first responders to recognize mental health crisis warning signs amongst their own.
Be an Advocate
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.
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.
Get Mental Health Help
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get Education, Training & Support
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.
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.