Spill is a nationwide peer support network made OF and FOR college students. You can vent here, confidentially, about whatever is bothering you. Within 24-48 hours, we'll give you feedback from a handful of trained peers who can relate to your problem.
iPhone App for Suicide Prevention
To download this app on an iPhone, iPad or iTunes, search for "suicide prevention" and look for "ASK." The app features the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, 1.800.273.8255, warning signs, how to ask the question about suicide to save a life, and a list of Texas' community mhmr centers. This app was developed from a non-proprietary suicide prevention training program called ASK (ASK about suicide / Seek more information / Know where to refer) which was developed by Mental Health America of Texas. The suicide prevention app is supported by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act.
Private Psychotherapists, Counselors and Psychiatrists, for Children,
Adults, Couples & Families
There are many private practitioners in the Galveston area. Look in under "counseling" for a directory of service provider listings. You may ask is they will accept insurance, and are on managed care panels. The UTMB Department of Psychiatry at 772-0770 provides both private and sliding-scale services. Some off-campus practitioners offer a discount to UTMB students; please contact Student Counseling for information.
Sliding Fee Scale Mental Health Services
Gulf Coast Center substance abuse treatment, 409.762.5935
Family Service Association, 409.762.8636. Offices in Galveston and Texas City . Children, families, couples & adults.
UTMB Department of Psychiatry, 409.772.0770. All ages.
Depelchin Children's Center, League City 281.282.6062. Children & families
Women's Resource and Crisis Center
A resource for individuals (women and men) who are seeking refuge from abusive relationships, or who have been the victim of abuse or violence. Temporary shelter available. 24-hour crisis hotline. Galveston/Bolivar 409.765.SAFE, mainland Galveston County 888.919.SAFE. WRCC welcomes donations of clothing and household good for their thrift stores, which help support their services, they welcome volunteer help as well, call their administrative office at 409.763.1441 for information.
UTMB Enrollment Services (Financial Aid): always the first place to start. Located in Jamail Student Center. Visit their website or call 747.9508 for information.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service will help you with solutions to getting your finances back into shape. Call them at 800.873.2227 or visit their website.