Personal & Social Resources

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens

The Texas Youth Hotline provides prevention services to youths, parents, siblings, and other family members who are in need of a caring voice and sympathetic ear. Trained volunteers are on call to provide guidance on youth-related concerns, referral information, or simply listen. 

Click on the link to chat with someone, or call 1-800-989-6884, or you can even text to 512-872-5777

Dial 211 to be connected to Mental Health & Substance Abuse services in your area.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide - Resources for teens and parents

Anyone can report abuse by contacting the Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400. If you are unsure if a situation involves abuse or neglect, please call this hotline to talk to a trained specialist.

Free Apps from Texas Suicide Prevention control.  They include:
  •  The ASK About Suicide to Save a Life app provides useful information to use as an educational resource as well as a crisis intervention resource for suicide prevention. Used in over 80 countries, this app is based on the best practices ASK suicide prevention training program. This app is based upon the Best Practice designated ASK About Suicide to Save a Life training program developed by the Texas Department of State Health Services and Mental Health America of Texas.
  • Mental Health America of Texas' Hope Box contains messages, contact information, pictures, and scrapbook to store personalized information that promotes mental wellness and can aid persons in a mental health crisis.
  • The Suicide Safer Home app offers practical tips for concerned parents and adult family caregivers for keeping families suicide safer.