24-Hour Crisis Line: 713-970-7000, option 1

Crisis Text Line

Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


To reach our mental health Crisis Line counselors, please call 713-970-7000, and press option 1.
You may also text us.  Before using this service, please read the following information. You may contact The Harris Center by phone at 713-970-7000 or by e-mail at CrisisLine@TheHarrisCenter.org with questions at any time.
Using the text line is not a replacement for ongoing mental health treatment. Text responders will provide support and community referral information. It is your decision to determine what to do with that information once it is provided.
We take your privacy and security very seriously. Security controls, including encryption and authentication, are in place to ensure the protection of your information. Despite these protections, SMS remains an imperfectly secure environment, and The Harris Center Text Line cannot guarantee protection from intruders or interceptors. Your text message may be stored on the servers of telecommunications providers. Unauthorized individuals may access your text messages if there is a breach of the telecom providers’ servers.
If you mobile device is lost, stolen, or recycled, unauthorized persons may access your text messages.
If you tell us that you are at immediate risk of harming yourself or someone else we will attempt to provide you immediate support.
By engaging in a text conversation with a text responder with The Harris Center you are acknowledging that you understand this information. Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to opt out, or HELP for help. Message frequency varies.

24-Hour Crisis Line

If you are experiencing a mental health or IDD-related crisis or if you are a current client and have an after-hours medication concern, please call our 24-hour Crisis Line at 1-866-970-4770.