Mental Health Awareness
As a parent, it can be difficult to know where to turn to find additional support. Contacting the family physician and one’s insurance company (if available) can be one of the first steps; however, in the event of an emergency, dial 911 or go to a hospital. If contacting your insurance company regarding mental health care for a child or loved one, the insurance company may only approve certain mental health care providers, and this may help narrow your search from the start. Online databases also exist to help find mental health care by location (zip code), specialization, insurance, etc.
The following websites/resources are for informational purposes only and are not Point Isabel ISD endorsed.
Psychology Today - detailed professional listings for psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, group therapy and treatment centers in the United States and Canada.
The search can be narrowed by location, issue, age, sexuality, language, religious preference, treatment orientation, insurance accepted, etc.
Theravive - a network of licensed and professional clinical counselors, therapists, and psychologists
The search can be narrowed by zip/city and specialty. Workshops, seminars, or events can also be found by topic, location, etc.
Some area hospitals and other resources available to your family include:
Crisis intervention (link opens in a separate page) – area mental health hospitals/facilities and mobile crisis units
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Spanish
1-800-273-TALK (8255) 1-888-628-9454