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There is no doubt that this is a difficult time for most of us. Learning to adapt to our new reality is difficult. You may find yourself in need of someone to talk to. Below is a list of resources to help from basic self-care to dealing with substance abuse. United we change the conversation about mental health.

We also have tons of self-care and mental health resoruces to help get you through the crisis on Pinterest.

Crisis Hotline/Immediate Help

COVID-19 Related Hotlines

  • StarCare Specialty Health System Mental Health Hotline: Call 806.740.1450 or text StarCare to 67634
    • Speak with a qualified mental health professional (QMHP) who can provide access to a variety of confidential and anonymous services for coping with disaster common reactions and for managing stress caused by uncertain times. 
  • Texas COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line: call 833.986.1919
    • 24/7 statewide hotline to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans.

Other Hotlines

  • SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress HelplineCall 800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
    • Provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The helpline is free, multilingual, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800.273.TALK (8255) or Chat with Lifeline; En Español 888.628.9454; People who aredeaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss call 800.799.4889
    • Free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lifeline connects callers to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
  • Crisis TextlineText HOME to 741741
    • Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.
  • The Trevor Project: Call 866.488.7386 or text START to 678678
    • A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.
  • Trans Lifeline: Call 877.565.8860 for US and 877.330.6366 for Canada
    • Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.
  • Veterans Crisis Line (VA): Call 800-273-TALK (8255) and press option 1 or text 838255; People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss call 800.799.4889
    • Free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare. 

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Local Resources

  • Catholic Charities: Visit cclubbock.org or call 806.765.8475
    • Free case management and counseling services for youth ages 17 and under available online.
  • Counseling Center at TTUHSCCall 806.743.1327 or 800.327.0328
    • Limited on-site presence. Providing telehealth counseling services via HIPAA-compliant Zoom platform.
  • Family Counseling Services: Visit fcslubbock.org or call 806.747.3488
    • Offering online counseling through the crisis regardless of a client or a family's ability to pay. Individual, marriage, and family counseling available.
  • StarCare Specialty Health System: Visit www.starcarelubbock.org or call 806.740.1421
    • Services include mental health, substance abuse, and veterans services.
  • For local mental health resources in other areas of Texas, visit hhs.texas.gov.

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Substance Abuse

Resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):

Resources from the Association for Addiction Professional (NAADAC):

Other Resources:

  • Online Support Community for Parents & Caregivers of Individuals with Substance Use Disorder: Gatherings are an hour long and take place weekly using Zoom (a free video conferencing service available for download on your computer or smartphone; allow extra time to install before joining your first meeting). You are welcome to join any meeting, although specified gatherings are intended to offer insight more tailored to the age of your child.
  • The Partnership for Drug-free Kids Helpline: Call 855.378.4373 if you are having difficulty accessing support for your family, or a loved one struggling with addiction faces care or treatment challenges resulting from COVID-19 circumstances, the Partnership for Drug-free Kids' specialists can guide you. Support is available in English and Spanish, from 9:00am-midnight ET weekdays and noon-5:00pm ET on weekends.
  • Sunshine Behavioral Health: This resource discusses how people in recovery can still receive treatment and support during quarantine and stay at home orders. Includes links to online group meetings.

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Youth

  • Catholic Charities: https://cclubbock.org/Visit cclubbock.org or call 806.765.8475
    • Free case management and counseling services for youth ages 17 and under available online.
  • Family Counseling Services: Visit fcslubbock.org or call 806.747.3488
    • Offering online counseling through the crisis regardless of a client or a family's ability to pay. Individual, marriage, and family counseling available.
  • Direct Online and Phone Support Services for LGBTQ Youth
    • The Human Rights Campaign compiled some resources that LGBTQ youth and their parents/guardians can access online or by phone. 
  • NIDA Resources for Parents, Families, and Caregivers
    • Provides mobile (phone and text-based) education and support for family members struggling with a loved one’s addiction as well as links to other virtual resources.
  • The Partnership for Drug-free Kids Helpline: Call 855.378.4373
    • For those having difficulty accessing support for their family, or a loved one struggling with addiction and faces care or treatment challenges resulting from COVID-19 circumstances. Support is available in English and Spanish, from 9:00 AM to Midnight ET weekdays and Noon to 5:00 PM ET on weekends.

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General Resources

  • Mental Health America
    • Comprehensive list of Mental Health & COVID-19 information and resources, some of which are linked below
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)'s Online Support Groups
    • DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. Groups are led by peers – which means that the person facilitating the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. Offers special groups for young adults and for family, friends and caregivers who support people with mood disorders.
  • MHA’s Inspire Community
    • A Mental Health America (MHA) online community where people can connect with others. MHA hosts a dedicated mental health community, but there are communities related to a variety of topics.
  • Warmlines
    • Unlike a hotline for those in immediate crisis, Warmlines provides early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis. The lines are typically free, confidential peer-support services staffed by those who have experienced mental health conditions themselves. 
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support Group and Discussion Community
    • A forum where individuals impacted by COVID-19 can connect and share their concerns.
  • Caregiver Help Desk: Call 855.227.3640
    • Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET.
  • 9 Strategies for Quarantining in a Non-LGBTQ+ Affirming Environment
    • With help from queer therapists and experts from The Trevor Project, here's how to endure isolation with those who might not accept your identity.
  • Hidden Heroes
    • Support and resources for caregivers with additional concerns about caring for veterans during this time.
  • For a list of free Mental Health Apps for Veterans, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website

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