Explanation of disability benefits and policy for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) operates a resource-rich website which provides online 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 online support groups.