Special-Interest Non-profits with referrals for

support and education

Alzheimer’s Association—provides a free 24-hour resource line for caregivers and is staffed by licensed counselors. 800-272-3900. www.alz.org

Black Mental Health Alliance—develops, promotes, and sponsors trusted, culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings, and referral services that support the health and wellbeing of Black people and other vulnerable communities. www.blackmentalhealth.com

Combined Arms—Texas-based non-profit whose mission is to connect active and veteran military individuals and families with services, including mental health support. Many services are provided at no cost to participants through generous donations to this group. www.combinedarms.us

Employee Assistance Program—an employer-based benefit providing free counseling for mental health, financial or legal concerns. Check with respective employer to see if this benefit is offered.

Mental Health America—provides education and training as well as a comprehensive database of free or low-cost mental health supportive services.  www.mhahouston.org/mental-health-resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness—a grassroots organization which provides support groups and educational resources. www.namitexas.org

National Suicide Prevention Hotline800-273-8255. Provides free and confidential support and referrals to resources. www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Remind—a depression, bi-polar--free peer support group for individuals and friends and caregivers. www.remindsupport.org

United Way—Offers a resource line which can be accessed by dialing 2-1-1 or entering information onto the web based directory. www.referral.unitedwayhouston.org

Brenda Henning, MS, LPC