Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority

  • HelpLine: Provides over-the-phone counseling for crisis situations as well as referrals for mental health treatment and intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD) services. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The phone number is 713-970-7000.

  • Psychiatric Emergency Services: An emergency unit in the Neuropsychiatric Center that provides assessment, medication, stabilization, and linkages to resources for individuals experiencing psychiatric crises. The address is 1502 Taub Loop (next to Ben Taub General Hospital).

  • Crisis Intervention Response Team: Experienced law enforcement officers who are certified in crisis intervention training partner with MHMRA licensed master-level clinicians to respond to law enforcement calls involving individuals who are exhibiting signs of a mental health crisis. This program operates in partnership with the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sherriff's Office.