High School is a stressful time for everyone but you are not alone. Located below is a list of all mental health resources located at Austin High as well as many online resources that are there to help you. While most of our counselors at Austin High can aid you academically they are all trained mental health professionals, and descriptions of their expertise as well as their names are given below. Don't think you have to be in a "crisis" to reach out, Austin High wants to help!
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STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH FAQS
VIRTUAL CALMING ROOM
Welcome to the virtual calming room. Click on the items in the room to go to activities and resources.
RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH
These are different support groups that your counselor will recommend or refer you to after you meet with them.
- Safe Place - A young women’s/men’s group explores topics like "Relationship Safety" and "Dating Violence"
- Grief Group - Takes place in the Spring
- Peer To Peer - Explores topics like "Healthy Relationships" and " Dating and Sexuality/Sexual Health"
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 - Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) - Helps locate local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations
- Nami Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) - For questions about your mental health, symptoms, treatment options, local resources, Education programs, Helping family members get treatment, Programs to help find jobs
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233) - 24/7 Domestic violence/abuse hotline for those in that situation to receive help
- The Trevor Project Hotline: 1-866-488-7386 - Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ people under the age of 25
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673) - ”When you call 800.656.HOPE (4673), you’ll be routed to a local RAINN affiliate organization based on the first six digits of your phone number. Cell phone callers have the option to enter the ZIP code of their current location to more accurately locate the nearest sexual assault service provider.” - ”Confidential support from a trained staff member, Support finding a local health facility that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams, Someone to help you talk through what happened, Local resources that can assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery, Referrals for long term support in your area, Information about the laws in your community, Basic information about medical concerns”
- Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
For help with food, utilities, rental assistance, or other community resources:
Call 211 to speak to someone for assistance, or visit ConnectATX (United Way of Greater Austin), or https://www.findhelp.org/, formerly Aunt Bertha.
Mental Health America: Text HOME to 741741
Trevor Project: Text START to 678678
Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging): http://www.crisischat.org/
- Teen Support Groups in Austin - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/groups/adolescents-teenagers-14-to-19/tx/austin (List of specific teen support groups that meet in Austin)
- Find Latinx Therapists - www.latinxtherapistsactionnetwork.org
- Local Therapist Recommendations for Young Black Female Teens - www.therapyforblackgirls.com
- Find a local therapist: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/tx/austin
- Therapy Resources for Black and Non-Black People of Color: https://www.naminh.org/resources-2/bipoc/
- Therapy resources for LGBTQIA+ youth:https://www.therapyden.com/therapists/us/tx/austin/lgbtq-issues
- For inspiration, resources, and tips how to start conversations around mental health, you can follow Okay to Say on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@OkayToSay).
- Asian Mental Health Collective: https://www.asianmhc.org/apisaa