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West Texas community mental health partners offering in-person and telehealth services

Three agencies in the Concho Valley are offering face-to-face mental and behavioral health services, as well as telehealth.
Credit: West Texas Guidance & Counseling

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Community partners, West Texas Counseling & Guidance, MHMR Services for the Concho Valley and the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley, are continuing serving the community during this unique and unprecedented time of COVID-19.

The coalition understands the importance of behavioral health services continuing without interruption within the Concho Valley, according to a press release.

"At this time, all three agencies are able to provide face-to-face services, as mental and behavioral health, are considered essential to care for our community; however, we are also utilizing technology to provide these critical services through telehealth, as well as providing access to suicide prevention services and a 24-hour hotline. Mental health resources are in need now more than ever as depression, anxiety and negative coping often increase with isolation, inactivity, and unconnectedness with one another," the release said.

If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health/ or substance misuse issues, please don’t hesitate to call the following numbers to gain rapid access to these services:

MHMR Services for the Concho Valley Crisis Line – 325-653-5933 or 800-375-8965

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley 24-hour Crisis Line – 800-880-9641

West Texas Counseling & Guidance – 325-486-8255

Emergency services operator – 9-1-1