What types of technical assistance do we offer?

The TA Center helps Texans find resources related to behavioral health and justice services, including: 

  • Providing materials and connections to subject matter experts.

  • Assistance with local strategic planning through Sequential Intercept Mapping workshops.

  • Holding webinars, trainings and workshops.

  • Connecting stakeholders to learning collaboratives. 

  • Fulfilling research and information requests.

Services offered by the TA Center cover many topics, including pre- and post-arrest diversion, crisis response, 911 diversion, information-sharing, and other law enforcement, mental health, substance use, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and local capacity-building issues.

How can we help?
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For mental health or substance use emergencies where there is a current danger to the safety of yourself or others, dial 9-1-1.

If you are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis but there is not a current danger to the safety of yourself or others, please call or text 9-8-8 or chat online at 988lifeline.org. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Dial 9-8-8

24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text TX to 741741

Texas 2-1-1: Dial 2-1-1, option 8

24/7 Local Mental Health Authority Crisis Hotline for substance use and other crisis services

If you have a concern about access to behavioral health services for mental health or substance use disorder or would like to file a complaint about services received at a community mental health center or state hospital, please contact the HHS Ombudsman for Behavioral Health (OBH) or call the hotline at 1-800-252-8154, Option 1. OBH serves as a neutral party to help consumers, including consumers who are uninsured or have public or private health benefit coverage, and behavioral health care providers navigate and resolve issues related to consumer access to behavioral health care.

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