Austin-Area Resources

Below, you’ll find a partial list of resources in and around the Austin area as well as sources of information regarding mental illness and mental illness awareness. Please check back here frequently for updated links.

+Crisis Resources

  • Be Prepared
    • The most important step is preparedness. Consider keeping a copy of NAMI Austin’s Crisis Guide on hand to help guide you in the event of a psychiatric emergency.
  • Emergency Departments
    • If you or someone you know is a danger to themselves or others, please call 911 or go directly to the nearest Emergency Department.
      • Seton Psychiatric Emergency Department at Brackenridge, 512-324-7010
      • Dell Children’s Medical Center, 512-324-0150
      • Psychiatric Emergency Services, 512-472-4357
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Mobile Outreach Teams
    • These teams respond immediately on-site where a psychiatric crisis is occurring.
      • APD Austin Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), 512-854-3450
      • Williamson County Mobile Crisis Outreach Team, 512-943-3545
  • Crisis Hotlines
    • Local Hotlines – These services provide 24/7 access to licensed counselors, immediate assessments, crisis intervention services, and referral to community resources.
      • Mental Health Crisis Hotline for Travis County, 512-472-4357
      • Bluebonnet Trails 24-hour Crisis Hotline for Williamson County, 1-800-841-1255
      • Lifeworks 24-hour Youth Helpline, 512-735-2400
    • National Hotlines
      • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255
      • National Hopeline Network, 1-800-784-2433
      • Teen-to-Teen Peer Counseling Hotline, 1-877-968-8454
    • Text & Online Chat Hotlines

+Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) & Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

  • All Austin-area psychiatric hospitals offer IOP and PHP programs for all ages. Many of these include DBT-based skills training. Additional resources at outpatient facilities include:
    • Austin Center for Psychological Care
      • Services include DBT-based IOP groups for adults and adolescents, weekly DBT skills group, and CBT for insomnia, among other services.
    • The Ranch Achievement Program
      • This program serves children and adolescents ages 8-17. Two different levels of care are offered depending upon the intensity of services that are required.


  • Therapy is not one size fits all; finding a good fit is important. Please speak with your provider to receive a referral to psychotherapy. In the event your insurance does not cover psychotherapy we can assist you in locating sliding scale-based clinics in the Austin area.

+Education, Awareness & Family Services

+Substance Abuse & Recovery

+Eating Disorder Resources