Psychiatric Emergencies:

Call 911 and ask for a “Mental Health Officer”
Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-8255; Call or Text 988
Psychiatric Emergency Room 512-324-7259
Psychiatric Emergency Services (Travis County) 512-472-HELP (4357)
Crisis Intervention Hays County: 877-466-0660
Crisis Intervention Team Travis County: 512-854-3445
Crisis Intervention Team Williamson County: 512-218-5515

Psychiatric Hospitals In Central TX

Austin Oaks Hospital, Austin: 512-440-4800
Canyon Creek Hospital, Temple : 254-410-5100
Cedar Crest Hospital (Belton): 254-939-2100

Cross Creek Hospital (Austin): 512-823-0570
Dell Children’s Medical Center – Grace Grego Mental Health Unit: 512-324-0029
Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute: 512-819-1100

Laurel Ridge Treatment Center (San Antonio): 800-624-7975
Metroplex Hospital (Killeen): 254-526-7523
Rock Springs (Georgetown): 512-819-9400

Treatment Centers in Austin

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs:
Phoenix House for Teens: 512-440-0613
Sage Recovery and Wellness: 512-306-1394
Eating Recovery Center (Austin): 512-814-8255


American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association
Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
The Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services


Kidworks Therapy: Speech, OT/PT, floortime/social therapies
Austin Center for Autism and Related Disorders


GoodRx – Discount Medications
National Alliance on Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Austin Chapter
Autism Speaks
Patient Resources & Handouts
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements
Nature Deficit Disorder
College Living Experience
University of Texas Disability Resources
The Texas Outdoor Family Program
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When Love is not Enough (RAD) by Nancy Thomas
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Raising Boys with ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons by Mary Anne Richey
Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A. Barkley
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Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn
Discipline! Kids are Worth it by Barbara Coloroso
The Explosive Child by Ross Greene
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The Challenging Child by Stanley Greenspan
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