If you are struggling with mental illness, you are not alone. There are local and low cost or free resources available to help you.
Disclaimer: Please use this information at your own risk; an official diagnosis of mental illness can only be made by a licensed professional. If you feel that you are struggling with a certain type of mental illness, more information and screening tools can be found below.
Depression is a type of mood disorder that presents in many forms and varying durations. It is primarily characterized by persistent sadness or low mood, and lack of interest or pleasure in usually enjoyable activities.
Anxiety is a feeling of fear, dread and uneasiness. It might cause you to sweat, feel restless and tense, and have a rapid heartbeat. It can be a normal reaction to stress or certain circumstances, but when persistent can lead to distress and functional impairment in day-to-day life.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a condition resulting from either witnessing or experiencing a traumatic or terrifying event. Symptoms can vary, but commonly include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable or unwanted thoughts about the event.
Schizophrenia is a serious, long term disorder that alters one's ability to think, feel and behave clearly. Those with schizophrenia often struggle with faulty perceptions, inappropriate actions or feelings, and withdrawal from reality.
Psychosis is a disorder characterized by a disconnection from reality that often results from schizophrenia but may present in other disorders or circumstances.
An alcohol use disorder is characterized by excessive and uncontrollable drinking, and an emotional and physical dependence on alcohol that causes significant impairments in functioning in daily life.
A substance use disorder results from the recurrent, excessive use of and dependence on drugs that causes significant impairment including health problems and functioning in daily life.
If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, help is available.
If you are in crisis or thinking about harming yourself or somebody else please call a number below. If you are in an immediate emergency please dial 911.
Mobile crisis units provide on-site response to mental health emergency situations. Usually available 24 hours a day, a mobile crisis unit is dispatched within one to two hours to the caller's location, or sooner if a high level of danger to self or others is detected. Upon arrival, the mobile crisis team--usually comprised of clinical professionals or trained para-professionals--evaluates the situation and conducts a clinical assessment of the person in crisis. Often, the individual receives brief on-site counseling and assessment and is transported or connected to appropriate local resources.
If you have insurance, contact your provider or employer to discover mental health professionals within your network. If not, below are free or low-cost local mental health treatment resources that may be helpful:
Denton County MHMR
PO Box 2346
Denton, TX 76201
United Way of Denton
1314 Teasley Lane
Denton, TX 76205
Denton County Friends of the Family
4845 S I-35 E, Suite 200
Corinth, TX 76210
Therapeutic services can be costly and may not be easily accessible to all individuals. Given this, online mental health resources can help make therapy more accessible to individuals in need. Below is a list of online, telephone, and app-based resources for mental health problems.
If you or somebody you know has a mental illness or is experiencing emotional difficulties, below is a list of informational resources, handouts, and online support groups: