LIST: Crisis Resources, Hotlines for Youth Mental Health Support
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. If you are concerned about a child’s mental health, please reach out to one of these resources or your child’s pediatrician.
If your child is a danger to themselves or someone else, do not delay. Take your child to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if you cannot transport your child safely.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. If you are concerned about a child’s mental health, please reach out to one of these resources or your child’s pediatrician. It is important to get help early so that children can get the support they need.
If you are not sure if your child is a danger to themselves or someone else, call the numbers below for advice or help.
Cook Children’s Psychiatry Intake Line: 682-885-3917 (press emergency prompt.)
Tarrant County MHMR Crisis Line:
- Call or text 800-866-2465. Available 24 hours a day.
- Provides face-to-face assessments to help families decide how to help their child.
If you need to talk or if you are concerned about someone, please view the following resources and call for advice or help.
National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
- Call or text 988 for free and confidential support for people in crisis.
- Available 24/7, call or text 988 for access to mental health crisis services.
- Crisis Text Line (Text HELLO to 741741). These services are free and confidential.
- Please note: the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to work as well.
- Lifeline (988lifeline.org)
The Trevor Project for 24/7 LGBTQ Crisis Support:
- Support line: 1-866-488-7386
- Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
- Chat online at www.thetrevorproject.org
Collin County – Lifepath Systems
- Crisis hotline available 24/7: 877-422-5939
- Trained behavioral health professionals are standing by to assist you.
- This service is available for all adults and children living in Collin County, regardless of insurance or income status.
- Hotline available 24/7: 214-743-1215
- Offers child/teen mental health services
Denton County MHMR Crisis Hotline
Grant Halliburton Foundation Mental Health Navigation Line (Dallas/Denton/Collin focused)
- Mental health navigators can help find resources for you or someone else.
Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County
- National hotline for victims of sexual assault
Recognize & Rise
SafeHaven 24-hour hotline: 1-877-701-7233
- National helpline available 24/7: 1-800-662-4357
Transicare’s Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) – Dallas
Texas Youth Helpline
- Call or text 1-877-921-6780 for free, confidential services
Wellness Alliance for Total Children’s Health of Denton County
- Led by Cook Children’s
Additional resources in North Texas:
- The Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation: Suicide prevention training
- The Hope Squad: Students can help save a peer's life
- Hayden's Corner: Nonprofit established in honor of Hayden Hunstable to educate parents and children about mental health issues.
Resources from Cook Children's:
- Cook Children's Behavioral Health
- Cook Children’s Rees-Jones Behavioral Health Center
- Cook Children's Psychology
- Individual and family therapy
- Parent Education and Support
- Diagnostic Testing
- Childhood stress
- Helping kids deal with bullies
- Helping kids handle worry
- Helping your child deal with death
- Helping your child through a divorce
- Understanding depression
The JOY Campaign
The JOY Campaign launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication initiative and aims to reach parents through honest conversations about the mental wellbeing of children and teens. Learn more about the Joy Campaign and available mental health resources here.
The Raising Joy podcast is part of the JOY Campaign. Our hosts Kristen Pyrc, M.D. and Wini King, Chief of Communications, Inclusion, Equity and Diversity at Cook Children’s, have heard incredibly impactful stories of personal struggle and resilience from our guests on the podcasts. Episodes are currently streaming on all major streaming platforms including Apple, Spotify and Google Podcasts.