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Local and Online Resources

As part of The MH-RITES Research Center's mission to disseminate research and increasing access to mental health care, we are compiling a growing list of resources to support students, community members, and other researchers.

Treatment Services and Referral Organizations

Crisis Intervention Hotline of Houston Suicide Hotline:  832-416-1177

University of Houston Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): 713-743-5454

Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD: 713-970-7000

Mental Health America of Greater Houston: 713-523-8963

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Houston713-970-4419 

The Council on Recovery: 713-942-4100

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)1-866-488-7386

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255


As always, if you have a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911


Research Articles

Dixon, L. B., Holoshitz, Y., & Nossel, I. (2016). Treatment engagement of individuals experiencing mental illness: review and update. World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)15(1), 13–20.

Gearing, R. E., Townsend, L., Elkins, J., El-Bassel, N., & Osterberg, L. (2014). Strategies to predict, measure, and improve psychosocial treatment adherence. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 22(1), 31–45.

Kim, H. S., Munson, M. R., & McKay, M. M. (2012). Engagement in mental health treatment among adolescents and young adults: A systematic reviewChild and Adolescent Social Work Journal29(3), 241-266.