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.

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

24 Hour Crisis Line


Crisis Intervention Hotline of Houston

Operates free, confidential, anonymous crisis and suicide prevention counseling, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
TEEN: 832-416-1199 (CALL)
TEEN: 281-201-4430 (TEXT)


Disaster Distress Hotline

Txt 66746 to connect with a LCSW

LGBTQIA+ Switchboard Houston

24 Hour Helpline: 713-529-3211


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)