Support & Crisis
If you or someone you know needs helps now, call 911.
Notify the operator there is a mental health emergency
and ask for trained officers in crisis intervention.
24/7 Adult Crisis Care Clinic Outreach Team (by CHCS)
210-223-7233 (SAFE) or 800-316-9241
You can also connect with a trained NAMI crisis counselor
to receive free, 24/7 support by texting NAMI to 741-741.
The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer support service providing information, resource referrals and support to individuals living with a mental health condition(s), as well as families and caregivers.
HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance because they:
Understand... Many have their own experiences, are knowledgeable and a source of information about relevant topics
Are trained to identify the best resource options for your individual concerns
Are informed on NAMI Programs and Support Groups
Also visit NAMI HelpLine Resources.
If you or a loved one is considering suicide or needs to talk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 800-273-8255 (TALK).
LGBTQ support is also available via the Trevor Project who focuses on youth under 22 years old, but will NOT turn anybody away. Please contact their Lifeline 24/7 at 866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678.
Locally, the Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC) was founded in 1990 to assist in meeting the needs of individuals who are homeless, disabled or facing life challenging illnesses, including but not limited to HIV/AIDS in Bexar County and surrounding areas.
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The Veterans Crisis Line is also available by text 838-255 or online chat. Support for deaf and hard of hearing can call 800-799-4889.
If anybody is experiencing domestic violence or seeking more information, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 at 800-799-7233 (SAFE). You will be connected with trained expert advocates providing confidential support. Help is also available in Spanish and other languages.
Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. Support is available 24/7, so please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline 24/7 at 800-656-4673 (HOPE).