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There are a few of our community partners available to you that may provide additional information on mental illness, intellectual disability, substance addiction, and HIV.

211 Texas
2-1-1 is the abbreviated dialing code for free information and referrals about community organizations and resources. It serves as the first number to call to link individuals and families to appropriate resources and information. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in multiple languages.

Advocacy, Inc.
The mission of Advocacy, Inc. is to advocate for, protect and advance the legal, human, and service rights of people with disabilities.

Two-thirds of teens say that losing their parents' respect and pride is one of the main reasons they don't smoke marijuana or use other drugs.

The Arc
The Arc is the national organization of and for people with intellectual disability and related developmental disabilities and their families.

Contact Lubbock
CONTACT Lubbock's help lines serve residents of Lubbock and the South Plains area through crisis intervention, listening, information and referral, education, support for survivors of suicide, programs for the aged and the physically challenged population, and programs for youth and teens.

The Council on Quality and Leadership in Supports for People with Disabilities
The Council on Quality and Leadership provides world-wide leadership for greater accountability,
responsiveness, and quality performance in human and social organizations and systems.

Health Education Answers
Health Education Answers provides information on Wellness, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Diabetes, Schizophrenia and Women's Health.  Use "lrmhmrc" as the registration code.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.

NAMI Lubbock
NAMI Lubbock serves as an alliance of members of Lubbock, Texas, and the surrounding region, dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life for those whose lives are affected by mental illness, and to provide support and information to loved ones of those living with mental illness.

NAMI Texas
NAMI Texas has a variety of programs directed to mental health consumers, family members, friends, professionals, other stake holders, and the community at large to address the mental health needs of Texans. NAMI Texas works to inform the public about mental illness by distributing information about mental illness through every means of communication. Interviews are produced on television, stories are featured in newspapers, brochures are produced and distributed, referrals are provided and newsletters and other publications are utilized.

PanWest Planning
PanWest Planning develops and coordinates an effective and comprehensive community-wide response in the PanWest area to HIV/AIDS through planning, prioritization and categorically allocating funds for HIV services in the PanWest area.

SpeakUpTexas! is an outreach program brought to you by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) to increase awareness and use of Speech-to-Speech, a feature of SpeakUpTexas services are provided by Technology and Inclusion, a non-profit organization under contract with the PUC.  SpeakUpTexas! is a public service to raise awareness about Speech-to-Speech Relay Services and to increase use of the service by those with speech disabilities.

Texas Council of Community Centers
The purpose of the Texas Council of Community Centers, Inc. is to provide an organization through which community MHMR centers can work together as a public system serving Texans with mental illness,
intellectual disability, and chemical dependency.  This site also contains links and address information for other community MHMR centers in Texas. 

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) was established in September 2004 as a result of House Bill 2292 (78th Texas Legislature), which consolidated:

  •  Intellectual disability services and state school programs of the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
  • Community care, nursing facility, and long-term care regulatory services of the Department of Human Services, and
  • Aging services and programs of the Department on Aging.

Texas Department of Health and Mental Retardation (TDMHMR)
The Texas Department of Health and Mental Retardation, which was created in 1965, ceased operations on September 1, 2004 as a result of House Bill 2292 (78th Texas Legislature). The department has worked to improve the quality and efficiency of public and private services and supports for Texans with mental illnesses and with intellectual disabilities so that they can increase their opportunities and abilities to lead lives of dignity and independence.

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
On September 1, 2004, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) was created. This new department brings together the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the Texas Department of Health, the mental health services of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the Texas Health Care Information Council. The health of the people of Texas is our number one priority. It is a fundamental value of DSHS to listen, to learn, and to be responsive to our stakeholders and our customers.

Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (DPRS)
The Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services is charged with protecting children, adults who are elderly or have disabilities living at home or in state facilities, and licensing group day-care homes, day-care centers, and registered family homes. The 76th Legislature charged PRS with the management of community-based programs that prevent delinquency, abuse, neglect and exploitation of Texas children, elderly and disabled adults.

Volunteer Center of Lubbock
Thinking about getting involved as a volunteer?  You can check out which opportunities may be available by contacting the Volunteer Center of Lubbock.  The Volunteer Center of Lubbock is a community agency organized for the purpose of meeting community needs through the promotion and enhancement of volunteerism, and for the provision of management assistance services for nonprofit organizations.

The National Association of Broadcasters has launched a campaign to educate the public on  mental health.  A new survey highlights the need for the OK2TALK series, focused on raising awareness about mental illness, reducing stigma and encouraging people to seek help. 

Public Service Announcement.

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