24-Hour Crisis & Substance Use Helpline: 800-316-9241 or 210-223-SAFE (7233)
National Alliance on Mental Illness – This is a great, comprehensive website. It is an organization that was created to educate and provide support for people who suffer from a mental illness. This is a great source of information on what mental illness is, with pages dedicated to explaining particular mental illnesses, what medications are available to treat particular illnesses and what side-effects the medication may cause. There are also communities that you can join based either on common interests (such as faith or parenting) or on mental disorders. The communities are primarily for getting support and tips on coping with an illness or coping with living with someone with an illness, but they also function to alert you about the latest medical research on a particular illness. NAMI San Antonio 210-734-3349
National Institute of Mental Health – This is a major organization that funds research on mental illness. It is a great place to learn about how mental illness works and the latest research.
CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – This is a non-profit organization that publishes the “Attention!” magazine. Their website offers information on AD/HD, and it has helpful tips on coping with (and helping your child or student cope with) AD/HD. The organization is also proactive in student assistance programs in primary and secondary schools.
ParentsMedGuide – This has two guides: one on treating AD/HD through medications and one on treating depression through medications.
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation – This has resources for parents with children suffering from bipolar disorder. It has information on the disorder, medications used to treat it, community support groups (both local and online), and legal information.
Mayo Clinic Health Solutions – This award-winning consumer website offers health information and self-improvement tools. Their medical experts and editorial professionals bring you access to the knowledge and experience of Mayo Clinic for all your consumer health information needs, from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease to nutrition, exercise, and pregnancy.
WebMD – This also has great resources on mental illness. They have information on symptoms of illnesses and medication treatments as well as support communities and other helpful resources.
MedicineNet – This site is owned by WebMD and is a great resource. In particular, it has a dictionary of medical terms.
International OCD Foundation – This has resources including brochures, fact sheets & handouts about OCD and related disorders. The site provides an extension to their Pediatric Outreach Program as well, which aims to reach not only kids and teens affected by OCD but also their families, friends, teachers, mental health professionals, and pediatricians.
Clarity Child Guidance Center exists to transform the lives of children and families. They are the only nonprofit treatment center specializing in children ages 3-17 – both inpatient and outpatient services) in San Antonio and South Texas.
8535 Tom Slick
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas is the sole provider in South Texas of grief support programs for children through young adulthood. They serve thousands of children, caregivers, and community members every year through ongoing support groups, individual and family counseling, and professional education and training programs.
205 W Olmos Drive
San Antonio, TX 78212
Meridell Achievement Center is a medical model Residential Treatment Center for children (ages 5-11) and adolescents (ages 12-17) with emotional and behavioral problems including impulsive/explosive aggression, attention difficulties, memory and learning problems and are often treatment-resistant and have experienced multiple treatment failures. Meridell offers two distinct and separate programs: a Traditional Behavioral milieu and a Neurobehavioral milieu.
PO Box 87 / 12550 West State Hwy 29
Liberty Hill, TX 78642
Laurel Ridge Treatment Center is a psychiatric hospital offering a comprehensive continuum of behavioral healthcare services, including acute programs for children, adolescents, and adults, and residential treatment for children and adolescents.
17720 Corporate Woods Drive
San Antonio, TX 78259
Insight Behavioral Health provides specialized treatment for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders for adults. Providing higher levels of care, including Partial Hospitalization Programming and Intensive Outpatient Programming.
250 E Basse Rd, Ste 206
San Antonio, TX 78209