San Antonio Community Resource Directory

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.

Vision

To provide leadership and resources – programs, policies, information and data, funding, and personnel – advance mental and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services in order to improve individual, community, and public health.

Mission

SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Hotlines and Virtual Assistance

The Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons and their family members who are seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for a recent onset of serious mental illnesses such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other conditions. These evidence-based programs provide medication, therapy, family and peer support, assistance with education and employment and other services.

Individuals who experience a first onset of serious mental illness - which can include a first episode of psychosis - may experience symptoms that include problems in perception (such as seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting or feeling something that is not real), thinking (such as believing in something that is not real even when presented with facts), mood, and social functioning. There are effective treatments available and the earlier that an individual receives treatment, the greater likelihood that these treatments can lead to better outcomes and enable people to live full and productive lives with their family and friends.

States requesting treatment facilities information to be placed on the ESMI Treatment Locator should submit their request to [email protected].

Free.

Mental Healthcare Portal
Condition: Bipolar Disorders, Disruptive Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Personality Disorders, Psychosis, Somatic Symptom Disorders
Service Format: Educational Service
Languages: English
Payment: Free
Age: Children (12 and under), Youth (13-25), Adults (26-65), Seniors (65 and older)
Notice

COVID-19 has been designated a national disaster, making our resources available to the public. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press "2" for 24/7 bilingual support.

Callers can also connect with counselors in over 100 other languages via 3rd-party interpretation services; simply indicate your preferred language to the responding counselor for a live interpreter.

TTY number 1-800-846-8517 is available 24/7 to hearing-impaired individuals, who can also utilize the texting options or their preferred relay service (including 7-1-1) to connect with the main DDH hotline 1-800-985-5990, 24/7.

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

SAMHSA is a branch of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. Our staff members provide counseling and support before, during, and after disasters and refer people to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support.

The Disaster Distress Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States. These counselors provide:

  • Crisis counseling for people in emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster
  • Information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families
  • Tips for healthy coping
  • Referrals to local crisis call centers for additional follow-up care and support

This crisis support service is for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to disasters such as:

  • Tornadoes and Severe Storms
  • Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
  • Floods
  • Wildfires
  • Earthquakes
  • Drought
  • Incidents of Mass Violence

The Disaster Distress Helpline also answers calls and texts related to infectious disease outbreaks, such as the Coronavirus pandemic, incidents of community unrest, and other traumatic events.

24/7
Mental Healthcare Portal
Condition: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, PTSD/Trauma, Stress Management
Causations: Bereavement, Suicidal Ideation
Service Format: Educational Service, Hotline, Telehealth
Languages: English, Spanish
Payment: Free
Licenses: Trained Facilitators
Age: Children (12 and under), Youth (13-25), Adults (26-65), Seniors (65 and older)
Type: LGBTQ+ welcoming, Veterans