Updated: Jul 30
Friday, July 24th several mental health professional of the Bastrop County community came together in hopes of normalizing mental health struggles during COVID-19 and beyond. This virtual town hall offered messages of support, skills and resources to attendees during this unprecedented time of uncertainty and isolation. Meeting objectives were identified as:
It’s okay and normal to experience mental health struggles, especially during COVID-19
Basic strategies for continued well being
Who to call for mental health support in Bastrop County
Ways to communicate with youth about their mental health needs
Supporting our Inner Strength
Town Hall presenters offered the following resources to community members as they search for support in many areas of need.
For a general list of providers, visit:
Bastrop County Cares: https://www.bastropcares.org/behavioral-mental-health
Lone Star Circle of Care: https://lonestarcares.org/
Thriveworks Counseling & Coaching: https://thriveworks.com/bastrop-counseling/our-counselors/
Psychology Today for a robust search engine to search by your zip code: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us.
Teen Specific Resources:
Bluebonnet Trails- 24 Hr. Crisis Hotline- 800-841-1255 or http://bbtrails.org/
Connections Individual & Family Services: 830-629-6571 or https://connectionsifs.org/, 24-hr crisis hotline: 800-532-8192
COVID Mental Health Support Hotline: 833- 986-1919
Teen Talk and Text App Te 310-855-4673 TEXT TEEN to 839863
Talk to your primary care physician for a list of names. You do NOT need a medical referral to see a clinician, you can self-refer.
Contact your insurance carrier for a list of names or EAP (Employee Assistance Program) to help.
Talk to trusted family members, clergy or friends to gain names and referrals.
For counselor looking to connect with other clinicians in the area, please visit Bluebonnet Counseling Association Chapter https://txca.org/blca/index.php.
Click here for a recorded version of the town hall: ITS OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY