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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call or chat: 988 24 hours a day for emotional support

ACC Mental Health Counseling

ACC’s Mental Health Counseling team offers services and programs across the district to help you build resilience, find balance, and help maintain safety, health and overall wellness.

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Amplify Center

The Amplify Center is a community resource housed at the Eastview Campus, offering mental health support focused on improving overall psychological well-being and is open to ACC students ages 18-29. Services will be offered in face-to-face, phone, and virtual formats. To schedule an appointment complete this form or call 512-223-5095.

Students in Recovery Program

The ACC Students in Recovery Program supports students in recovery by assisting in building connections with one another and fostering engagements with recovery and wellness related services and activities, in order to help achieve both sustained recovery and academic success.

Austin Area Hotline/Crisis Care

Integral Care 512-472-HELP (4357) / Toll-free: 844-398-8252 (Travis County)
Hotline callers receive immediate assessments, crisis intervention services (if needed) and referral to additional community resources.

SAFE 512-267-SAFE (7233) / Text: 737-888-7233
For those seeking counseling and help with sexual or domestic violence.

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services Hotline 800-841-1255 (Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell,  Lee and Williamson)
24/7. Hotline callers receive immediate assessments, referral to additional community resources, and if needed, crisis intervention services.

Hays Caldwell Women’s Center 512-396-4357 
24/7 confidential crisis and information line for victims of abuse. 

ULifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) / Text “START” to 741-741
Resource for suicide prevention, drugs, and mental health. 

Family Crisis Center 512-303-7755
Refuge for individuals facing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking with a 24/7 hotline. 

Aware Central Texas 254-813-0968
24/7 Hotline and more resources for those who have experienced violence and trauma in Central Texas. 

National Hotline/Crisis Care

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline / español English: 800-273-8255 Spanish: 888-628-9454

Suicide prevention network available 24/7 to anyone in crisis. 

National Helpline / español 1-800-662-HELP (4357) / Text: 435748 (HELP4U)
Free, confidential, 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.

Disaster Distress Helpline / español 800-985-5990
Free, 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Phone number: 988
Provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Veterans Crisis Line / español 988 press 1
Free, 24/7, confidential support that can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care. Chat online, call, or text 838-255.

Crisis Text Line 
Text HOME 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. Free 24/7 support.

National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888

Mental Health America Warm Line 817-546-7826
Warmlines offered M-F 1pm-5pm along with information, resources, and a free and confidential mental health screening.

PsychHub 
Mental health resource hub.

1in6 1-800-656-4673
24-hour helpline chat for male victims of sexual abuse or assault. 

love is respect/ español 866-331-9474 / Text: “loveis” to 22522
24/7 information, support, and advocacy to young people between the ages of 13 and 26 who have questions or concerns about their romantic relationships. Call, chat online, or  text.

National Domestic Violence Hotline / español 800-799-7233 / Text: “start” to 88788 24/7
Free confidential domestic violence support. Call, live chat online, or text. 

RAINN – National Sexual Assault Hotline / español 800-656-4673
24/7 free confidential sexual assault helpline with programs that prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. Call or chat online. 

Maternal Mental Health Hotline 833-943-5746
The hotline is accessible by phone or text at 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS in English and Spanish.

BIPOC-centered Resources

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network / español
A Mental Health Practitioner Directory, an interactive digital resource that helps QTBIPOC connect to QTBIPOC mental health practitioners.

NQTTCN Clearinghouse of Resources / español
Includes directories, hotlines, organizations and other online support resources.

NAMI: Black/African American Mental Health Resources 
Clearinghouse with links to many resources, directories, and websites filled with information.

Therapy for Black Girls
Online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. (directory – search by location)

Therapy for Black Men (Texas Certified Providers) 646-780-8278
Directory primarily of therapists (and some coaches) who aim to provide judgment-free, multiculturally-competent care to Black men. NY-based organization.

Black & African American Therapists in Austin (Psychology Today Directory)

Black Men Heal Blog 
Info-only; counseling limited to specific regions / Philadelphia-based

Therapy for Latinx / Texas Providers
Therapy for Latinx was created to help find therapists that honor who you are, provide services with dignity, and can code switch like the best of them.

Asian American Mental Health Collective 
Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory (Texas)

South Asian Therapists

DESI LGBTQ+ Helpline for South Asians  908-367-3374
Support for South Asian LGBTQIA+.

Call Blackline 800-604-5841
Peer support and counseling for LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens. 

Asian Family Support Services of Austin 877-281-8371
AFSSA supports survivors of domestic violence & sexual assault with free, confidential services. 24-hour hotline.

Black Men’s Health Clinic / español 737-210-8446
Helps individuals, particularly black men (but also anyone in need), access various resources: rent, documents, financial, mental health, doctor visits, health coverage, haircuts, vision and dental vouchers, and more.

LGBTQIA-centered Resources

Trans Lifeline / Microgrants / español 877-565-8860
Offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.

LGBT National Help Center 888-843-4564
Provides free and confidential peer support, hotlines, and local resources. 

Waterloo Counseling Center 512-444-9922
Specializing in LGBTQ+ and counseling for all based on your income. 

Out Youth  512-419-1233 ext.1102
Individual counseling for youth and young adults ages 12 to 23 who cannot afford private therapy or need help finding sexual orientation and gender-affirming therapists. Online Referral/Screening Form 

The Trevor Project 866-488-7386 or text 678-678
Information and support to LGBTQIA+ young people 24/7 call or text.

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network / español
A Mental Health Practitioner Directory, an interactive digital resource that helps QTBIPOC connect to QTBIPOC mental health practitioners.

Call Blackline 800-604-5841
Peer support and counseling for LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens. 

DESI LGBTQ+ Helpline for South Asians  908-367-3374
Support for South Asian LGBTQIA+.

Grief, Loss & Trauma

The Christi Center 512-467-2600
A free resource for any grieving person in Central Texas.

My Grief Angel
Free grief group support and resources. 

The Austin Center for Grief & Loss 512-472-7878
Grief and trauma counseling for free or sliding scale fees. 

Center for Survivors of Torture  512-358-4612
Trauma and grief counseling services for free.

Trauma-Informed Care

Austin Area General Mental Health - Low Cost & Sliding Scale (maybe free)

National Alliance on Mental Health Central Texas (NAMI) / español / Central Texas Mental Health Resource Guide (NAMI) 512-420-9810

The Mental Wellness Network 
Consolidated list of places offering free/affordable mental health services.

Lone Star Circle of Care 877-800-5722
Psychiatry and behavioral health specialists for all. Patients must first be seen and referred by one of their primary care providers. 

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services 844-309-6385
Counseling services with potential financial assistance. 

St. Edward’s Community Counseling Clinic 512-428-1242
Email: [email protected] 

Lifeworks 512-735-2100
Affordable/free mental health counseling for young adults and families. 

Capital Area Counseling 512-302-1000
Low-cost counseling determined by one’s ability to pay. 

YWCA Greater Austin 512-326-1222
Affordable therapy, groups and support services that are equity and trauma-informed. 

Austin Child Guidance Center 877-800-5722
Family therapy services offered on a sliding scale fee and some insurance accepted. 

Hand to Hold 855-424-6428
Hand to Hold® provides personalized support before, during and after a NICU stay to help ensure all NICU families thrive. 

Austin Family Institute 512-329-6611
Affordable counseling based on income. 

Kaleidoscope Counseling and Assessments 512-981-8787
Affordable counseling based on your income. 

Center for Relationships 512-465- 2926
Affordable relationship focused counseling. 

Austin DBT Associates 512-902-3282
Affordable treatment of borderline personality disorder and complex post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Catholic Charities of Central Texas 512-651-6150
Counseling services with sliding scale fees based on income. 

The Samaritan Center for Counseling 512-451-7337
Affordable counseling based on income. 

Just Mind Affordable Counseling in Austin
A list of options that vary from free to $100 per session depending on where you go.

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Behavioral Health Services 512-394-7249
Youth Advocate Programs offers Behavioral Health support to children and adolescents (ages 3-20) in their homes and community. 

Integral Care Adult Services / español 512-472-4357
Helps adults living with mental illness and substance use disorder rebuild and maintain their mental and physical health. 

Hill Country MHDD Center 877-466-0660
Services for adult and child behavioral health, intellectual developmental disability, substance abuse, crisis care, and justice involved services. 

HOPE Alliance 800-460-7233
Resource center and emergency shelter for those affected by family and sexual violence. 

National General Mental Health - Low Cost & Sliding Scale (maybe free)

NAMI National Helpline Resource Directory 
Free classes for individuals and family and friends of individuals dealing with mental illness. Their site offers resources for crisis and suicide prevention.

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective 
Nonprofit network committed to providing affordable mental health care ($30-$60 for individual -$80 for couples/families)

Austin Area Free Mental Health Resources

Lifeworks 512-735-2100
Affordable/free mental health counseling. 

Hays Caldwell Women’s Center 512-396-4357
Free counseling services. 

Christi Center 512-467-2600
Free grief support center with resources. 

The Mental Wellness Network 
Consolidated list of places offering free/affordable mental health services.

National Free Mental Health Resources

The Jed Foundation 800-273-8225
Information and resources to help teens and young adults navigate life’s challenges. 

Mental Health Resources for College Students 
Health services sites, support groups, and general online resources.

Learn Psychology 
A comprehensive guide to help college students identify common mental health disorders, their warning signs, when to seek treatment and how to manage them.

Wonders and Worries / español 844-939-6633
Free, professional coping support to children and teenagers during a parent’s serious illness.

Communities for Recovery 512-758-7686
Peer Support Meetings / Substance Abuse Support Meetings. 

These resources are for the convenience of our community and do not represent sponsorship, endorsement, or approval of any agency or service. For assistance accessing resources contact [email protected].

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