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Hiding in Plain Sight: Community Mental Health Resources

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Thanks for your interest and participation in the community screening and discussion of “Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness" held on Saturday, May 20. 

Below, you’ll find bios of the panelists along with a list of mental health resources in the San Antonio community. 

Click here to watch the full film on PBS LearningMedia

Click here for panelist bios

Community Mental Health Resources

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Rise Recovery
  • San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness
  • Bethel Prevention Coalition Facebook page
  • The Center for Healthcare Services Foundation
    Services they offer: The Center for Health Care Services Foundation provides treatment programs for women, men and children who are experiencing mental illness or addiction.
    Contact information:  Phone: (210) 261-1114
  • Pride Center SA
    Services they offer: Pride Center San Antonio was born with the purpose to promote the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally community in Bexar County.
  • Fiesta Youth
    Services they offer: Our organization serves LGBTQIA+ teens, young adults, and their allies. Our goal is to empower youth to build a future where ALL people are accepted, affirmed, and loved as they are. We create safe spaces for events, trainings, and programming that aims to support our youth and grow together as a community.
  • Clarity Child Guidance Center
    Services they offerClarity is the only nonprofit mental health treatment center in South Texas, specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents ages 3 to 17, struggling with serious mental, emotional, or behavioral problems.
    Contact information: 8535 Tom Slick Drive, 78229 (210) 593-2148 office (210) 616-0300  main
  • Project Worth
    Services they offer: Promoting the health and well-being of children and teens in San Antonio through education, collaboration, and empowerment
  • Dream SA
    Services they offer: DreamSA is an online platform and community youth engagement initiative that serves to educate, connect, and empower youth in San Antonio to reach their dreams. Our vision is that all youth in San Antonio will have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. And yes, this includes you!

    To find the support you need to achieve your dreams, we invite you to explore and connect with our local and online resources in Higher Education, Careers, Volunteering, Health & Well-being, and the Arts. Or, share your dream for the future on our community Dream Board. When you believe it, you can achieve it!

Trauma-Informed Care/Adverse Childhood Experiences

  • City of San Antonio Violence Prevention:
  • South Texas Trauma-Informed Care Consortium
  • Healthy Start – one of the maternal and child health programs providing case management services, education, and depression screenings/referrals for healthy pregnancies and healthy births. Amanda Ponton: Maternal Child Health Interventions Coordinator with the Healthy Start program
  • Viva Health! – the City of San Antonio’s nutrition education program. Viva Health includes information eating habits while managing stress: Arisa Larios (Registered Dietician) and Johnathon Espinoza (Health Program Specialist)
    Contact information: (210) 207-8780


Resources for Families

  • Autism Community Network
    Services they offer: Autism Community Network (ACN) was established as a 501(c)(3) in 2008 by a consortium of health care funders concerned about the lack of development services available to vulnerable children suspected of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ACN addresses the diagnostic, therapeutic, interventional, and recreational needs for families affected by ASD living in Bexar, and surrounding, counties.

    Autism Community Network will be providing "Coffee & Connection" session every Friday morning from 9am to 10am via Zoom teleconferencing platform.  The sessions are geared toward the caregivers of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This series is free and open to the public.

    Contact Information: To Sign up for Coffee & Connection please email Patty Vela at
  • Family Wellness Center
    Services they offer: Family Wellness Center provides mental health services to children, teens and families utilizing professional support services from various mental health disciplines. The clinic is affiliated with helpful referral sources for the following needs: neuropsychological assessment, speech and language issues, occupational and physical therapy, general medicine and pediatrics and pediatric neurology.

    Contact information:
  • Family Service Association
    Services they offer: Counseling services for children 0 to 8 years of age offered at home or on-site in partnership with schools, doctor offices, and child care centers. Counseling services for individuals, groups, families, teenagers, and adults offered at home or our office locations.  Our behavioral health services are provided through a combination of individual, family, and group sessions and provide services for adolescents, adults, and families. All sessions are tailored to your individual needs. Our counselors are trained in evidence-based, cognitive therapy.

    Contact information: Call us at 210-299-2406 to schedule your appointment.
  • Communities in Schools - San Antonio
    Services they offer: Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.
    Contact information: 210-520-8440
  • Stone Oak Psychiatry
    Services they offer: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry
    Contact information: Please contact the office for appointment availability at (210) 403-2074.
  • Mayor’s Fitness Council: Fit From the Neck Up: A Mental Health Resource Guide for Schools
    Services they offer: The Mayor’s Fitness Council of San Antonio in collaboration with members of the San Antonio Health Advisory Board, practicing psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have worked to provide a streamlined and easy to navigate mental health resource guide for the San Antonio area and surrounding counties that supports mental and behavioral health. The toolkit features twelve local mental health providers and resources in the San Antonio community with an easy to reference city map that highlights where the providers and resources are located across the city. Also listed is national crisis hotline information, as well as resources for suicide prevention and the veteran’s crisis hotline. Community organizations will find that the mental resource guide is an efficient community mental health resource to share with employees through their corporate wellness team.

    Contact information: For more information on the mental health resource guide, please reach out to Andrea Bottiglieri –


LGTBQ+ Mental Health Resources


Resources from KLRN and PBS


PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs

  • On Our Minds Podcast: On Our Minds is a student-led and student-produced podcast about the biggest mental health challenges young people face. In each episode, two teen reporters guide you through stories by high schoolers from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs about the teenage experience that will connect, educate and inspire listeners of all ages.

Other Resources for Teen Mental Health

Child Safe Resources

Bilingual Resources from Sesame Street