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Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24-hour Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Disaster Distress Hotline (SAMHSA): 1-800-985-5900 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746

UTMB Psychiatry: Clinics (281) 338-2798

UTMB Psychiatry provides mental health services for teenagers, families and school personnel affected by the Santa Fe shooting. To make an appointment, please contact the clinic phone number. 

Gulf Coast CenterGulf Coast Center

Address: Texas City Location- 10000 Emmett Lowry Suite, 1220 Texas City, TX (see website for full Center Facilities & Locations)

Phone: (409) 763-2373; (866) 729-3848 24-Hour Crisis Hotline

Counties Served: Galveston, Brazoria

Service Type: Mental and Behavioral Health Services, Counseling/Therapy, Crisis Hotline, HIV/AIDS, Medication Assistance, Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services, Nursing Homes, Psychiatrists, Substance Abuse Services, Support Groups, Transportation, Veterans Services, Children and Youth Services, Pediatric Healthcare

Insurance Accepted: Medicaid, Medicare, and Private Insurance

Documents Required: Documents required at time of screening include Driver's license or picture ID, Social Security number, proof of residency, proof of income, proof of insurance & if applicable, current list of medication(s).

Family Service Center of Galveston County

Address: 2200 Market Street, Suite 600, Galveston, TX 77550; 2401 Termini Street, Suite C, Dickinson, TX 77539

Phone: (409) 762-8636; (409) 938-4814; (281) 576-6366

Counties Served: Galveston 


Service Type: Treatment Resources, Children and Youth Services, Counseling/Therapy, Mental and Behavioral Health Services

Insurance Accepted: Free and reduced cost, sliding scale, insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and some Employee Assistance Programs 

Documents Required: Proof of income, valid ID

Teen Health Center, Inc.

Address: PO Box 925, Galveston, Texas 77553

Counties Served: GalvestonPhone: (409) 766-5713

Service Type: Counseling/Therapy, Healthcare, Mental and Behavioral Health Services, Pediatric Healthcare, Psychiatrists, Treatment Resources, Children and Youth Services

Insurance Accepted: No insurance or Medicaid is necessary. Services are free and unlimited for Galveston County residents ages 0-21.

Documents Required: A Teen Health Center, Inc. consent form is required and can be downloaded at

Teen health

The Trauma and Resilience Center (TRC)

Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center

The TRC Clinic at UTHealth provides specialized mental health services for people who develop psychological problems in the aftermath of severely traumatic events including veterans and their families, active duty military personnel, crime victims, first responders, people affected by Hurricane Harvey, victims of physical trauma (e.g., burns, motor vehicle accidents, surgery), and survivors of sex trafficking or domestic abuse. 

The TRC provides: 1. Comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis 2. Psychotherapy 3. Individual and group format 4. Evidenced based treatment 5. Psychiatric medication management

The TRC is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers.

Phone: Clinic (713) 486-2630

Resources in Response to the High School Shooting

 In response to the recent high school shooting in Santa Fe Texas, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities. These resources include tip sheets on:

The Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting

Tips for Parents on Media Coverage

Tip Sheet for Youth Talking to Journalists about the Shooting

Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting

Talking to Children about the Shooting

Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

Resources for Educators

Helping Youth After a Community Trauma: Tips for Educators

Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S) - full manual

Providing PFA-S: For Health-Related Professionals - handout

Providing PFA-S: For Principals and Administrators - handout

Providing PFA-S: For School Support Staff - handout

Providing PFA-S: For Teachers – handout

Resources for First Responders

Preparing for the Unimaginable – manual by NAMI and COPS

The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. An online training course for PFA is available on our NCTSN Learning Center. PFA Mobile is an app that can be accessed for free  for Android and Apple mobile devices.