||There are a few of our community partners
available to you that may provide additional information
on mental illness,
intellectual disability, substance addiction,
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.
The mission of Advocacy, Inc. is to advocate
for, protect and advance the legal, human, and service rights of people
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 is the national organization of and
for people with intellectual
disability and related developmental disabilities
and their families.
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
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.
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 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 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 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
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
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.
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
The Texas Department of Health and Mental
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
so that they can increase their opportunities and abilities to lead
lives of dignity and independence.
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.
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.
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.
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