Via Hope Registration Fees Announcement - December 4, 2012
Beginning January 1, 2013, Via Hope will charge a small application fee and a nominal registration fee for our workforce development training, which includes any training related to our Certified Peer Specialist and Certified Family Partner Programs.
Social Security Online
Explanation of disability benefits and policy for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.
Texas Education Agency
The mission of the Texas Education Agency is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students.
Disability Rights Texas
Helps people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.
Local Mental Health Authority Search Database - Texas Department of State Health Services
To learn more about DSHS community mental health services that are available in your area for adults or children, you can contact your local mental health authority. You will also be able to access the local information and referral line, which is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These 24-hour phone lines also serve as local mental health crisis lines.
National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
NCMHR's mission is to ensure that consumer/survivors have a major voice in the development and implementation of health care, mental health, and social policies at the state and national levels, empowering people to recover and lead a full life in the community.
National Empowerment Center
The mission of the National Empowerment Center Inc. is to carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people who have been labeled with mental illness. They are a consumer/survivor/ex-patient-run organization and live a personal journey of recovery and empowerment. NEC has a toll-free information and referral line. A Spanish speaking information specialist is also available. They have a great deal of information about topics such as advance directives, shock treatment, schizophrenia, self-help groups in your area, legal services in your area, meditation and self-help techniques, coping with depression, and more.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Texas
DBSA provides support, advocacy, education, and training for individuals living with mood disorders.
NAMI Texas is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with mental illness. NAMI has local affiliates throughout the state.
Mental Health America of Texas
MHAT is an advocacy and education organization with local affiliates throughout the state. MHAT oversees the Texas Parents as Teachers program, the Texas Suicide Prevention Council, Via Hope Texas Mental Health Resource, and provides policy advocacy on mental health issues.
Texas Catalyst for Empowerment
Texas Catalyst for Empowerment is group of consumer leaders from across Texas who have been working to form and grow a new grassroots, statewide consumer-run organization. The goal of TCE is to be a consumer run, consumer led organization with representation from all regions in Texas.
The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery offers Mental Health Recovery and WRAP® Facilitation Seminars. Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP®) Facilitation courses are training seminars designed by the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery in consultation with Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland, her associates and people with a lived experience of mental health challenges. These courses are provided by Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitators trained by the Copeland Center. The Copeland Center’s training model for WRAP® Facilitators and Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitators is based on a proven process for presenting WRAP® to people that promotes wellness and recovery. This site focuses on WRAP® trainings, learning to lead WRAP groups, WRAP Facilitator Certification, and more.
University of Illinois at Chicago - Center on Mental Health Research and Policy
National Federation of Families
Federation of Families is a national, parent-run organization supporting family-run programs that meet the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) - National
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) operates a resource-rich web site which provides on-line and off-line content useful for anyone looking for self-help tools. Resources range from self-assessments and mood tracking applications to robust forums and on-line support groups.