Resources/Education


Mental Health Peer Services of Greater Fort Worth

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MHMR Tarrant 

https://www.mhmrtarrant.org/

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24 hours a day, 365 days a year Call 817-335-3022
or 1-800-866-2465
or Text Us (817) 335-3022

If you have a medical emergency, call 911.


In Texas:

If you or someone you know are experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis or you require immediate assistance, call the numbers below to talk to someone 24/7.

2-1-1

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


Suicide Crisis Line

If you are thinking about suicide:
call 1-800-273-8255 (for TTY: 1-800-799-4889)


Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans, if you are thinking about suicide:
call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1

This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, seven days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.

Resources

Counseling

Availabe for Veterans and Family

Recovery Resource Council - Ft. Worth

https://recoverycouncil.org/


Housing Assistance

Tarrant County Department of Human Services 

https://www.rentassistance.us/li/tarrant_county_department_of_human_services_rental_assistance

They provide assistance with mortgage, rent, and utilities. Special Utility Assistance Program (SUAP) limited to provide electric and gas services to eligible households. Must have household incomes of less than $100 a month, crisis events, health conditions, and/or employment status may allow for higher income levels.

Please call for intake information.

(817) 531-5620


Fort Worth Housing Solutions

https://www.fwhs.org/

FWHS offers housing assistance for individuals and families who are homeless, including veterans and those with disabilities. Persons must be referred by a partner agency.

(817) 333-3400


Education Information


Basics


Mental health problems are common. However, most people with mental problems can get better.

What Is Mental Health?

Learn about mental health as a piece of overall wellness and the early warning signs of mental health problems.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/what-is-mental-health


Myths and Facts

Know the facts, use your knowledge to educate others, and reach out to those who may have mental health problems.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/mental-health-myths-facts


Recovery Is Possible

Treatment and recovery are ongoing processes that happen over time. The first step is getting help.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/recovery-possible


What To Look For


People can experience different types of mental health problems. These problems can affect your thinking, mood, and behavior.

Want to learn more about other types of mental health conditions? Visit the “Mental Health and Behavior” section on MedlinePlus.

Anxiety Disorders

People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread. Anxiety disorders can include obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorders, and phobias.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/anxiety-disorders


Behavioral Disorders

Behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors in children that last for at least 6 months and cause problems in school, at home and in social situations. Examples of behavioral disorders include Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, and Oppositional-Defiant Disorder (ODD).

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/behavioral-disorders


Eating Disorders

Eating disorders involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors involving weight and food. Eating disorders can include anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/eating-disorders


Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Mental health problems and substance abuse disorders sometimes occur together.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/mental-health-substance-use-disorders


Mood Disorders

Mood disorders involve persistent feelings of sadness or periods of feeling overly happy, or fluctuating between extreme happiness and extreme sadness. Mood disorders can include depression, bipolar disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and self-harm.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/mood-disorders


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

If you have OCD, you have repeated, upsetting thoughts called obsessions. You do the same thing over and over again to try to make the thoughts go away. Those repeated actions are called compulsions.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/obsessive-compulsive-disorder


Personality Disorders

People with personality disorders have extreme and inflexible personality traits that are distressing to the person and may cause problems in work, school, or social relationships. Personality disorders can include antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/personality-disorders


Psychotic Disorders

People with psychotic disorders experience a range of symptoms, including hallucinations and delusions. An example of a psychotic disorder is schizophrenia.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/psychotic-disorders


Suicidal Behavior

Suicide causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/suicidal-behavior


Trauma and Stress Related Disorders

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after living through or seeing a traumatic event, such as war, a hurricane, rape, physical abuse or a bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/post-traumatic-stress-disorder


Talk About Mental Health


For People with Mental Health Problems

If you have, or believe you may have, a mental health problem, it is helpful to talk about these issues with others. Learn more about building a strong support system and developing a recovery plan.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/people-mental-health-problems


For Young People Looking for Help

Mental health problems don't only affect adults. Children, teens and young adults can have mental health problems, too.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/young-people


For Parents and Caregivers

It can be hard to talk to your child or dependent about mental health problems. Get tips for starting the conversation.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/parents-caregivers


For Friends and Family Members

Anyone can experience mental health problems. Friends and family members can make all the difference in a person’s recovery process. Learn how to support your friends and loved ones with mental health problems.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/friends-family-members


For Educators

Educators are often the first to notice mental health problems. Find out about mental health problems, what you can do, and how to develop effective strategies to meet the mental health needs of your students.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/educators


For Faith and Community Leaders

Many people may turn to faith and community leaders when facing mental health problems or traumatic events,? before they turn to a health care professional. Learn how to support mental health in your community.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/faith-community-leaders


Conversations in Your Community

Find tools and resources to help you get involved and build awareness of mental health problems in your community.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/community-conversation



How To Get Mental Health Help


If you or someone you know has a mental health problem, there are ways to get help. Studies show that most people with mental health problems get better and many recover completely.


Get Immediate Help

People often don’t get the mental health help they need because they don’t know where to start. Use these resources to find the help you, your friends, or family need.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help


Help for Veterans and Their Families

Current and former service members may face different health issues than the general public and may be at risk for mental health problems.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/veterans


Health Insurance and Mental Health Services

Mental health services may be available to you through your health insurance plan. Learn more about your coverage and options.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/health-insurance


Participate in a Clinical Trial

The National Institute of Mental Health supports research studies on mental health and disorders. Find out more about participating in a clinical trial.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/clinical-trial






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