Mental Health Services

Baylor College of Medicine: Project Reach

Project Reach is a collaboration between Harris Health and Baylor College of Medicine funded by the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to provide mental health services for members of the Houston community who have been emotionally impacted by Hurricane Harvey or its aftermath. The clinicians can provide services to all ages. There are programs available for children, adolescents, and adults.

2-1-1 Texas/United Way Helpline

Provides information on services like housing, employment, and emergencies/crises.

DePelchin Children's Center

Offers free counseling through STAR program for families with a youth up to age 18 and live in Harris, Fort Bend, or Waller County.

4950 Memorial Dr 
Houston, TX 77007 


Harvey Resiliency and Recovery Program (Texas Children's Hospital Trauma & Grief Center)

Evaluates traumatized and/or bereaved youth between the ages of 7 and 17 and provides ongoing evidence-based treatments to those youth requiring intervention.

6701 Fannin St, 16th floor, Wallace Tower
Houston, TX 77030

(832) 822-4897

National Alliance on Mental Health of Greater Houston (NAMI)

Offers a disaster distress helpline and resources on mental health services in the Greater Houston area. Services include free support groups and other complimentary community programs.

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
General NAMI TX Office: 512-693-2000

Texas Psychological Association

Lists psychologists in your community. Psychologists listed are offering 3 sessions, at no cost, for persons impacted by Harvey in office or by phone. Disponible en español.

Judith Andrews Ph.D

Catholic Charities Counseling

Connects Hurricane survivors to community resources and other professional counseling services.

2615 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77002


SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

Offers 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Can also refer people to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support.

English: 1(800) 985-5990 (Español: marque “2”)
Deaf/Hard of Hearing: 1(800) 846-8517

“TalkWithUs” to 66746 (Español: escriba “Hablanos” a 66746)

Teléfono de ayuda de angustia de disastre de TSAMHSA

Ofrece consejo de crisis 24/7, 365 días del año y apoyo a personas que sienten angustia reletada a un desastre natural o causado por humanos. También puede referir a personas a recursos relacionados a un desastre local para ayuda continuada y apoyo.

Número de teléfono:
Inglés: 1(800) 985-5990
Español: marque “2”
Si está s
ordo: 1(800) 846-8517

Mande un mensaje:
“TalkWithUs” a 66746 (Español: escriba “Hablanos” a 66746) 

Montgomery County Youth Services

Provides individual and family counseling, including issues of child behavior problems, communication, coping with divorce or other loss, parent and child relationships, peer and school problems, roles and expectations, runaway behaviors, and truancy. MCYS also offers group counseling, support groups, and team building.

Various address (see link below)

(888) 756-8682

Mental Health America of Greater Houston

Mental Health America of Greater Houston is a hub of information for mental health resources both locally and nationally. 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

If you feel very distressed, are thinking about suicide or are worried for another person who could be in this situation, call the following telephone number. 

1(800) 273-8255

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio

Si se siente muy angustiada, pensar en suicidarse o si está preocupado por otra persona que puede estar en esta situación, llama el siguiente número de teléfono.

Número de teléfono: 

1(888) 628-9454


3 months of free online counseling for areas a ected by Hurricane Harvey


Patients can request one free phone visit with a U.S. board-certi ed internist, a state licensed family-practitioner, or a pediatrician


(855) 220-4585

Aishel House

Provides counseling from rabbis and counselors

(713) 522-2004

Center for School Behavioral Health

This PDF guide provides an extensive list of avaialble resources in the Greater Houston community. 


Free support groups in 30 schools facilitated by licensed mental health professionals

(713) 600-1131

Resources for Parents

National Institute of Mental Health

Information guides for parents, community members, and rescue workers to help children cope with stress and axiety after a natural disaster. Disponsible en español. 

Instituta Nacional de la Salud Mental

Guías de información para padres, miembros de la comunidad y socorristas de cómo ayudar a los niños y adolescentes a superar la angustia despues de un desastre natural. 

Center for Disease Control

Tip sheet for parents: Parents Helping Youth Cope with Disaster

This is a resource for parents to find a varierty of information on emotional health of their child. 

Mental Health America- Resource Guides

Each guide below provides information on how to help your child cope and manage after experiencing a traumatic event like Hurricane Harvey. 

Coping With Disaster

Coping With The Stress Of Natural Disasters

Helping Children Cope With Tragedy Related Anxiety

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Follow the link to download the Help Kids Cope mobile app. The app provides tips on disaster preparedness, during disaster survival strategies and a plan to help you recupperate after natural disaster strikes. 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Information guide about mental health impact of a hurricane on children and families

Texas Children's Hospital

Information guide: “Tips for helping children cope with hurricanes, storms and their aftermath” Disponsible en español. 

Texas Children's Hospital

Guía de información: Consejos para ayudat a los niños a hacer frente a los huracanes tormentas y sus consucuencias. 


Information Guide: Helping Children Cope with Disaster

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Information Guide on how families can help children cope with natural disasters. 

Piplo Production

This is a children’s story meant to help create conversations with children about traumatic events. Disponible en español. 

Sesame Street

Videos and other resources to discuss hurricanes andnatural disasters with children.

Forbes Contributor

This resource provides a list of books useful for facilitating discussion and helping children cope with a flood.

The American Psychological Association

Information guide about managing traumatic stress, particularly after a hurricane.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Information Guide: “Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers”