Suicide Intervention Services In Austin/Travis County
Suicide Intervention Resources ( September 2007)
The Austin Travis County Suicide Prevention Coalition is providing this information to you as a courtesy. This volunteer group of Austin and Travis County community members is working to successfully implement the Austin Travis County Plan for Suicide Prevention: Guidelines for Suicide Prevention which was submitted to Mayor Will Wynn in August 2005. (A copy of The Plan can be accessed at: http://www.atcmhmr.com/about us/Suicide Prevention Plan 200507.pdf)
The APD Austin Crisis Intervention Team office can be reached at 512-854-3450.
The following numbers can be used as a reference if you have questions or need assistance.
IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS OR NEED IMMEDIATE HELP DIAL 911.
Crisis Line – Austin Travis County MHMR Center — 512-454-3521 or 512-472-4357 (HELP)
Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES), a 24-hour program, offers crisis assistance. Crisis services include professional assessment and assistance provided by licensed clinicians and psychiatrists. Callers can be seen in PES within one hour.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — 800-273-8255 or 800-273-TALK
This Hotline provides immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services by routing calls to the closest possible crisis center in the caller’s area. Line answered 24/7.
Seton Shoal Creek Hospital — 512-324-2029
Seton Shoal Creek Hospital provides mental health and substance abuse services, which include intensive psychiatric stabilization for patients dealing with issues such as emotional crises, depression and drug and alcohol dependence on a 24-hour basis. Children, adolescents, adults and senior adults are treated on an inpatient or outpatient basis. The hospital facilitates a wide range of support groups which meet on a regular basis. Licensed staff are on-call 24 hours a day.
Austin State Hospital (ASH) — 512-419-2810
ASH is a publicly funded hospital that provides psychiatric care to a 36-county region in Central Texas. The focus of treatment is stabilization of acute psychiatric illness and return to the community. ASH provides care through three large services — Adult Psychiatric Services, Specialty Adult Services, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services.
St. David’s Pavilion — 512-867-5800
Located in downtown Austin, St. David’s Pavilion provides inpatient and outpatient services to stabilize symptoms of depression, anxiety and other behavioral health disorders complicated by aging. Assessments can be arranged by calling the facility. The diagnosis of need for admission in Texas can only be determined by a licensed physician. Services are covered by Medicare and most insurance plans.
Veterans Administration — 512-389-1010
Brackenridge Emergency Room — 512-324-7010
Seton Emergency Room — 512-324-1010
Seton Northwest Emergency Room — 512-324-6010
Seton Southwest Emergency Room — 512-324-9010
St. David’s Emergency Room — 512-397-4240
South Austin Emergency Room — 512-448-7160
North Austin Medical Center Emergency Room — 512-901-1100
- UT Austin — 512-471-2255
- Concordia — 512-486-1222
- St. Edward’s — 512-448-8444
211 Information and Referral Line 2-1-1
2-1-1 is the abbreviated dialing code for free, bilingual information and referrals to health and human services and community organizations. 2-1-1 serves as the number to call for information about community organizations. It links individuals and families to critical health and human services provided by nonprofit organizations and government agencies in their own community.
Access Homeless Services — 512-478-5644
Access provides outreach services to homeless, disenfranchised adults who exhibit problems with their mental health, and has a program goal to successfully link individuals to established ‘mainstream’ service delivery systems.
Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) — 512-305-4100
This is a multi-purpose facility designed to meet the needs of many segments of the homeless population. The ARCH is made up of three components: a 100-bed shelter for men, a day resource center, and a health clinic for all homeless persons. The shelter capacity will be expanded to 250 men during extreme weather.
Salvation Army — 512-476-1111
The Salvation Army provides food, shelter, and clothing to meet the basic needs of men, women, and children. Other services include case management; parenting; life skills and job training classes; substance abuse counseling; family and children’s therapy; transportation assistance; message board; lockers; laundry and shower facilities, and child care and learnihg activities for children staying with their parents.
Substance Abuse Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral — 800-508-0834
(OSAR) Front door to substance abuse services. This office approves residential treatment admissions and coordinates care for high severity residential clients.
Austin Recovery — 800-373-2081 or 512-697-8600
Austin Recovery is a non-profit alcoholism and drug treatment center for men & women seeking recovery from chemical dependency. They offer medical detoxification and separate Men’s and Women’s Residential Programs designed to meet individual client needs using the recovery principles of the 12 Steps with therapies specifically designed for the clients. They are committed to providing an effective and affordable treatment alternative for working families seeking help for a loved one.