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We present to you some fantastic mental health and suicide prevention resources here primarily for Central Texas and the Williamson County area.

Please use these resources as needed..!

 

 

ONLINE CHAT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO LACK OF FUNDING

ChatSuicide.org online...

Log in to a chat service that allows you to talk live online  with other peers who may be feeling or experiencing similar issues or situations themselves.  This online text-based chat simulates the traditional "support group" setting, except that it is virtual and accessed via computer or mobile device/phone. The chat site's primary focus is on suicide prevention, though acceptable chat topics include anything mental health related, including anyone with diagnosed mental illness, AND those who suffer depression and/or suicidal thoughts, trauma, and grief.

ChatSuicide.org
CLICK ON BANNER TO JOIN THE CHAT

ChatSuicide.org was created through a grant provided by Pick With Austin
http://chatsuicide.org/pre-press-release.htm
Unfortunately, this online Peer-To-Peer Chat is not in service at this time due to lack of funding.  Once new funding is obtained, it will return to be of service to individuals seeking a safe group for support.

Directory of Travis and
Williamson County Area Therapists

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Talk to a Therapist Online


Crisis Hotlines & MHMR Centers (Clinics) 

Bluebonnet Trails Crisis Line: 1-800-841-1255
 
Trevor Hotline: 1-800-850-8078
 
National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-4663

Lone Star Circle of Care - Round Rock, TX - 877-800-5722

SuicideHotlines.com
A comprehensive listing of various organizations and hotlines.

AllAboutCounciling.com
Crisis intervention hotline listing.

SuicideForum.com
This online bulletin board style website, and live chat system, is a privately run "peer support group" online. It does not consist of mental health professionals, the site does not provide professional mental health or medical advice, but it is supervised carefully to remain pro-life oriented. Our experience visiting this site has been very positive. It is a good anonymous online resource where individuals who are experiencing mental health or suicide oriented issues can talk with others who are experiencing the same or similar situations. You must register and be approved in order to participate on the site. Pick With Austin does not specifically endorse the site in any way other than in the sharing of the link to it as a potentially useful resource.


Children at Heart Ministries
-Round Rock, TX
Children At Heart Ministries provides specialized services and resources for ministries that care for children and families.


Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (MHMR)
-Round Rock, TX
The Mission of Bluebonnet Trails Community Services is to ensure the provision of accessible, efficient and effective services that support the dignity and independence of those they serve. Central Texas counties served include: Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lee, and Williamson.

Meridell Achievement Center - Liberty Hill, TX
Meridell Achievement Center is a Residential Treatment Center (RTC). They specialize in psychiatry and neuropsychiatry for children (5-11) and adolescents (12-17).


Self Help Information 

B-Free  - Canadian helpline for youth on how to deal with bullying

PsychAlive  Coping Suggestions for the Suicidal Person 

HelpGuide.org  - Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings

Free Booklet  "I feel so bad, I can't go on" 

Five Alive  - Five Steps to Help a Friend in Suicidal Crisis

TheReasons.ca  - Reasons to go on Living


Hospitals & Psychiatric Emergencies

Austin State Hospital: 512-452-0381 | 512-419-2801
 
St. David's Pavillion: 512-867-5800
 
Shoal Creek: 512-324-2000
 
Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES): 512-472-4357 | 512-472-8996
 
Veteran's Hospital : 512-778-4811
 
Cedar Crest: 866-397-5499 | 254-939-2100
 
Laurel Ridge : 617.522.1550 | 800-624-7975
 
Metroplex Hospital : 254-628-1000
 
Mission Vista Psy. Hospital : 800-397-6844
 
Nix Hospital: 210-341-2633
 
Scott & White Psych Unit: 254-724-3210
 
Round Rock Hospital: 512-341-1000
 
Georgetown Hospital: 512-943-3000
 
John's Community Hospital: 512-352-7611


Counselors and Psychotherapy 

TheNetConnection.org - Round Rock, TX
Directory of counselors and psychotherapy available in and around the Round Rock area.

Counselors of Round Rock - Round Rock, TX
The Counselors of Round Rock offer a variety of counseling and psychological services to the Austin and Round Rock area.


Financial Assistance 

Texas Medicaid and Chip Programs - 512-421-6155 | 800-252-8263 | 877-543-7669 | 800-647-6558

Round Rock Serving Center - Round Rock, TX
The Round Rock Area Serving Center, a Texas non-profit corporation, also known as the Serving Center, carries out a community-wide mission of churches, other organizations and individuals serving human needs in the City of Round Rock and surrounding areas. Services provided include a food pantry, Round Rock Coats for Kids, clothing & furniture vouchers, Computers for Kids, community gardens, The Volunteer Center, adult computer classes in English & Spanish, a charity thrift store, and financial assistance for utilities, rent, prescriptions, transportation, and temporary lodging.


Family / Peer Organizations & Support Groups 

For the Love of Christi - Austin, TX
The Christi Center provides free, ongoing grief support to anyone who is adjusting to life after the death of a loved one, regardless of circumstances. If you or someone you know has suffered the loss of a friend or loved one, they are here to help. Over the past 25 years, The Christi Center has helped tens of thousands of Central Texans find a “new normal,” through peer-based support groups. They offer a range of groups in Austin and Georgetown, as well as community education on grief and bereavement.

Life Steps - Round Rock, TX
Life Steps offers a wide range of classes that deal with parenting and alcohol and drug awareness. Their services help students, alcoholics/addicts, concerned individuals, spouses, as well as court-appointed offenders.

Starry - Round Rock, TX
Maximizing available resources through community-based collaborative efforts building on family strengths to minimize conflict and support healthy independent families.

NAMI Austin - Austin, TX
NAMI is a volunteer network of families, consumers, friends, and concerned professionals working together to improve the quality of life for those affected by severe and persistent mental illness.


Law Enforcement & Legal Help 

Ride On Center for Kids  
211
- Texas
When you dial 2-1-1, you will talk to a trained resource specialist who has access to comprehensive database listings of nearly all health and human services that exists in Texas. This includes but is not limited to: rent and utility assistance, food, emergency shelters, where to get employment help, medical and mental health assistance, help with transportation, and trained suicide intervention counseling.

  
Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT)
- Austin, TX
Composed of medical and mental health professionals, MCOT responds immediately on-site where a psychiatric crisis is occurring. MCOT is available 24/7 and responds to calls from the home, school, street or clinic.

  
Mobile Outreach Team (MOT)
- Round Rock, TX
512-943-3545 | The Mobile Outreach Team of Mental Health Specialists assists families and individuals in Williamson County who are experiencing a mental health crisis. MOT arranges mental health care with county agencies, law enforcement, EMS, Bluebonnet Trails MHMR, area schools, and hospitals.


Respite Centers 

San Gabriel Crisis Center - Georgetown, TX
The San Gabriel Crisis Center is a 24-hour, community-based respite center that is available to individuals experiencing a severe crisis, but are not at risk to harm self or others. (affiliated with Bluebonnet Trails Community Services)



In 2011, Pick With Austin donated a number of guitars to the San Gabriel Crisis Center to be used on site within their music therapy program! (Read the Full Article). Pictured here is Pick With Austin co-founder, Carolyn Villaruz, the Pick With Austin teen Street Team, and Judith Miller from the Judith Miller Band.


School and Education Related 

  
Capital Idea
- Central Texas
"Our Mission is to lift working adults out of poverty and into living wage careers through education."

RRISD SUCCESS Program - Round Rock, TX
Obtain your GED.


Sexual and Family Violence 

  
Hope Alliance
- Round Rock, TX
Developing partnerships and providing services that renew hope, highlight possibilities and change the futures of those whose lives have been affected by family and sexual violence.

  
Texas Council on Family Violence

The Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.

  
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

TAASA was founded on a simple principle: to assist sexual assault survivors and to create a Texas free from sexual violence. TAASA advocates for individual sexual assault survivors as well as sexual assault programs collectively.

Texas Teen Dating Violence Prevention Team
The Texas Team works to strengthen and support teen dating violence prevention efforts at the local, state and national levels and serves in an advisory capacity on the issue of teen dating violence for the state of Texas.


Community Outreach & Youth Services 

Spirit Reins - Liberty Hill, TX
Spirit Reins transforms the lives of children and families through trauma-informed therapy services, training, and research.   They offer a variety of innovative professional counseling services, but specialize in Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP) in serving children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or other traumatic events. TF-EAP utilizes the physiology and psychology of horses to help individuals effectively process trauma.

Spirit Reins

Teen Recovery Program - Round Rock, TX
A support group exclusively for teens who are struggling with addictions to alcohol and drugs. The only requirement for participation is the desire to stop using. Club Moto - "Teens Helping Teens Overcome Addiction!"

Round Table Girl Talk - Round Rock, TX
For young ladies ages 13 to 21 to have open discussion on self-help skills, learning, and daily life situations.


Crowe's Nest Farm - Animal Life Center

Crowe's Nest Farm Animal Life Center is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit educational organization dedicated to fostering public appreciation, knowledge, and wise stewardship of both the agricultural and wildlife resources of Texas.

Free Guitar Lessons - Round Rock, TX
This program offers free guitar lessons, which are open to the community.  Since they started, they have had over 700 people participate in these lessons. Lessons are given as a group in a 6 week class schedule.

Ride On Center for Kids - Georgetown, TX
A hippotherapy/therapeutic riding program devoted to the special needs population of Williamson and surrounding counties.

Ride On Center for Kids

AOA Boxing Club - Round Rock, TX
This program's focus is in getting local youth involved in a real sport and redirecting their attention from street life and gangs through both mentoring and support. This program is open to both young men and young ladies (children to teens).

Pick With Austin - Round Rock, TX
Our program, "Alan's Gift of Music," can help place guitars into the hands of kids and teens deemed "at risk" of depression.


Online "Live" Chat Services


Online Public Forums

 

 



- Resource Review -

As time permits, we shall visit and review various Central Texas locations and resources in order to share more information.



 

Play For All Park - Round Rock, Texas

The mission of this park is to provide a safe, fun place to play and develop new skills for children of all abilities in Round Rock and surrounding areas. The Play for All Abilities Park serves the more than 100,000 children of Williamson County with an estimated 7,945 children with a disability.

This large gated park includes a variety of play opportunities designed to stimulate and encourage the development of several skill sets such as gross and fine motor skills, social interaction, sense of discovery, creativity and strengthening exercises.

The park is located at the existing Rabb Park, off of HWY 79 and A.W. Grimes Blvd.

PHOTO REVIEW
The park itself, which is gated in for the protection of the children, has a variety of activities ranging from traditional playscape style setups (including wheelchair accessible swings!), but adds an atmosphere of a mini-city as well. There is a grocery store, house, library, car dealer, fire station, medical clinic, and music stage (complete with instruments that really work). There are street lights, stop signs, miniature roads for big wheel type riding, and of course there are rest room facilities. These photos depict some of the park's features and activities.

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OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS & RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONS

SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
TEXAS STATE HEALTH SERVICES  NAMI
Texas Suicide Prevention  NAMI Texas
TROPICAL TEXAS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH  MENTAL HEALTH AMERIA - TEXAS
TEXAS STATE RESOURCES
SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

 

 


DISCLAIMER
Please note that while our intention is to provide a comprehensive listing of resources for the community, we are not responsible for incorrect listing information, nor are we affiliated directly in any way in the programs or services of the companies, groups, individuals, or organizations contained in these listings.  We are providing recource contact information only.

As a "living document," this listing shall continually be updated, modified, and additional resources shall be added to. If you are aware of any valuable programs or services that may benefit youth, families, and mental health related persons or organizations, please contact us by emailing database@pickwithaustin.com.