Finding Help Now
it’s OK to not be OK
Are you experiencing an Emergency/Urgent mental health crisis?
An emergency/urgent crisis may include ideas/plans to commit suicide or cause harm.
Who to Contact What to Know
911 911 is the most appropriate option where someone is currently or will eminently commit suicide or attempt self-harm.
988 988 is the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Trained personnel are available 24/7 to help.
Are you looking for help with chronic mental health challenges?
Such chronic challenges may include Depression, Anxiety, Alcohol Abuse, Substance Abuse, Severe Mental and Emotional Distress, and Debilitating Stress
Who to Contact What to Know
Psychiatrist Psychiatrists can offer counseling and prescribe appropriate medications.
Psychologist/Counselor Psychologists/counselors can offer counseling, but generally do not prescribe medication. For information about differences between the types of counselors (LPC, LCSW, PhD), click here
Primary Care Doctor A Primary Care Doctor can prescribe appropriate medication, but may not be trained in counseling.
(Texas Health and Human Services)
Dialing 211 connects you with a host of resources offered by the state of Texas, including those relating to health, housing, food, employment, disabilities, child-care, etc.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA provides a free, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service in English and Spanish for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Alcoholics Anonymous
You can find local AA meetings in Texas at
Narcotics Anonymous
You can find local NA meetings in Texas at
Are you interested in assistance or information on mental health challenges specifically as they relate to the practice of law?
Such issues are similar to chronic mental health issues, and may include onset depression and/or anxiety, new or worsening alcohol or other substance abuse, burnout, etc.
Who to Contact What to Know
TLAP TLAP is a no-cost, completely confidential resource specifically for attorneys. TLAP is dedicated to helping attorneys find and access help.
Human Resources
(if available in your organization)
Some legal employers have an HR professional or department that can help identify resources.
If you have health insurance…
Steps What to Know
  1. Review your health insurance Policy to see if mental health care is covered.
  2. If it is ambiguous or you are unsure, contact your health insurance company.
  3. Find a provider in-network. You can ask the provider’s billing office if it can accept your insurance, or contact your health insurance company to help find a provider in-network.
  • You may have counseling and medication coverage through your health insurance.
  • Some insurance companies may not cover mental health care.
  • There may be some out of pocket expense.
If you don’t have health insurance, but can afford some out-of-pocket expenses…
Tips What to Know
  • Find a psychiatrist or psychologist near you.
  • Find a primary care physician near you.
  • Ask if the provider can offer a rate for cash-pay/self-pay patients.
  • Ask if a payment plan or bill reduction is available.
  • Local, non-emergency practitioners can often provide care at an affordable rate.
  • Because billing insurance can be time-consuming and have mixed results for coverage, providers are often able to offer better rates for clients who pay themselves.
  • If you have an outstanding balance, your provider might be able to reduce your balance, and allow for more affordable payments over time.
If you don’t have health insurance and can’t can afford out-of-pocket expenses…
Who to Contact What to Know
TLAP TLAP has access to many resources that can help offset the cost of seeking medical help.
Mental Health TX Mental Health TX is a program through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.