In cases of immediate danger call 911. Be sure to tell the operator that it is a “mental health emergency” and ask for emergency responders with Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training. Many first responders will approach a mental health situation differently if they know what to expect.

If you need suicide or mental health-related crisis support or are worried about someone else, please call or text 988.


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:

Call or Text 988


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

800-273-TALK (8255) or 800-SUICIDE


National Youth Crisis Hotline:

800-442-HOPE (4673)


The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

24 Hour Crisis Line

Disaster Distress Hotline

Text 66746 to connect with a LCSW


United Way of Greater Houston Helpline

2-1-1 or 713-957-4357


Houston Area Women’s Center

Domestic Violence Hotline 713-528-2121
Rape Crisis Hotline 713-528-7273


Fort Bend Women’s Center Crisis Hotline

281-342-HELP (4357)

Child abuse

National US Child Abuse Hotline:



Child-Help USA

Assists both child and adult survivors of abuse, including sexual abuse. The hotline, staffed by mental health professionals, also provides treatment referrals.
800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-Child)

Boys Town

Crisis, resource, and referral line that assists both teens and parents

domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

For anyone affected by abuse and needing support, call 800-799-7233 or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services toll free at 800-252-5400, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also file a report using the secure TDFPS website. Reports made through this website take up to 24 hours to process. The Texas Abuse Hotline is 800-252-5400.


Covenant House Nineline

Crisis counselors are available to talk to homeless individuals and at-risk kids; also offer an on-line forum.


National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline:



LGBTQIA+ Switchboard Houston

24 Hour Helpline: 713-529-3211


Veteran Crisis Line:

988 Then Press 1