Mental Health » FIND HELP

This is a directory of programs and organizations that can help Brewster County residents with problems caused by the pandemic. Please email or call organizations for help, because many have closed offices as a safety precaution.

Use the links above or the drop-down category menu below to browse by the type of assistance needed. Or search the directory by keyword.

2-1-1 Texas Assistance Help Line

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Phone: 877-541-7905 Phone: 2-1-1 Website: 2-1-1 Nationwide Covid-19 Resources Website: 2-1-1 Texas

Call 211 for help finding social services and assistance programs, including state benefits for food, health, housing, and basic living expenses.

Big Bend Area Supply Assistance

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Website: Big Bend Area Supply Assistance

Facebook group for people offering and requesting help during the pandemic.

Crisis Text Line

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Phone: 741741 Website: Crisis Text Line

Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. Text HOME to 741741.

Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend

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Location 606 N 5th St Alpine TX 79830 Phone: (432) 837-7254 Website: Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend

Crisis shelter and other assistance for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crime. Also offers “Little Free Pantry” with food and household supplies in front of Alpine location. Terlingua center in the Ghost Town offers food and social services as well.

Find an EMDR Therapist

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Website: EMDR Therapist Directory

Brewster County has a few counselors trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. You can use this directory to find their contact info.

PermiaCare MHMR

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Phone: 844-420-3964 Phone: 432-837-3373 Website: PermiaCare MHMR

PermiaCare (formerly Permian Basin Community Centers) provides services to help people live satisfying, responsible and productive lives.  Services include:

  • Mental Health Services (MH)
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services (IDD)
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Veterans Services
  • HIV Services

24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line: 844-420-3964

Preventative Care Health Services

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Location 1605 N. Ft. Davis Hwy. Alpine TX 79830 Phone: (432) 837-4555 Website: PCHS FAQ on Sliding Scale Payment Program

As a Federally Qualified Health Center, PCHS’s mission is to provide quality medical, dental, and behavioral health services regardless of a person’s ability to pay. PCHS provides a sliding fee discount program for services based on income, number of family members, and federal poverty guidelines. Depending on qualifications, patients may be eligible for a 100%, 75%, 50%, or 25% discount on services. At new patient registration, patients have the option to apply for the sliding scale fee. Patients will be asked to fill out a form, as well as provide proof of income for all members of the household, proof of address, and a picture ID. Other necessary documents may include: current regular payroll stub, income tax return, and/or utility bill. Call Family Health Services of Alpine for more information and to book appointments.

Restaurant After Hours Mental Health Resources

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Website: Mental Health Resources for Hospitality Workers

Restaurant After Hours is an NYC-based organization advocating for the mental health of hospitality workers. Their comprehensive resources guide has information on several crisis hotlines and organizations offering mental health support.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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Phone: 1-800-273-8255 Website: Suicide Prevention Lifeline Website: Suicide Prevention Online Chat

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.

Zero to Three Resources for Families with Young Children

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Website: Zero to Three Family Resource Guide

Resources for families with small children during the pandemic, including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing. Guide by ZERO TO THREE, a non-profit organization working to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.

If you have an organization or program to add to this resource directory, please contact us.