Mental Health Resources

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There are many Mental Health resources to assist students in this area. Here is a listing of Odessa College Resources, your local resources in Odessa, state resources and national resources. 

For Odessa College students, we have the following resources available:  

The following is a list of local Mental Health Resources in Odessa:

Here is a list of Texas Mental Health Resources:

  • 2-1-1: Dial 211 to be connected to Mental Health & Substance Abuse services in your area.
  • Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (for TTY: 1-800-799-4889)
  • Veterans Crisis Line (Suicide Prevention): call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1

Below is a list of national resources: 

  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for Substance Abuse Treatment:  800-257-7810
  • Deaf, hard of hearing and those with speech disabilities Suicide Prevention Hotline who use a TTY 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Hotline and Helpline 1-800-784-2433
  • LGBTQ – The Trevor Lifeline www.thetrevorproject.org, 866-488-7386 - Suicide and crisis helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Youth Suicide Hotline
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/ Press 1 for Veterans Line, available 24/7, languages: English, Spanish
  • Woman and Child Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-243-5788

Other resources:

  • If your employer offers an employee assistance program (EAP), you may have access to confidential services at low or no cost, including counseling sessions and crisis services. Ask your benefits coordinator or HR department for more information. (Please note: ERS does not administer EAPs for agencies or institutions.)
  • The Texas Health and Human Services Office of Mental Health Coordination provides a wide-range of resources related to mental health at https://mentalhealthtx.org.
  • NAMI provides free support, resources and education for those living with mental illness or who have a loved one living with mental illness. Learn more at https://www.nami.org/ or by calling (800) 950-6264.
  • The National Institute on Mental Health provides free information on mental health at https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/index.shtml

Mental Health Resources for Employees

There are many Mental Health resources to assist Employees at Odessa College. Here are some frequently asked questions.

Does our insurance cover mental health?

  • ​Our Insurance does cover mental health, we have a variety of physicians to choose from within the area 

What are the cost associate​d with that?

  • ​You are responsible for the $25.00 co-pay 

Do we have mental health care providers in our area?

  • ​Yes, we have several to choose from. 

Do  you need to have approval from your PCP prior to seeing a mental health counselor?

  • ​You do not need approval from your PCP, but it is recommended you see your PCP first. Your PCP can recommend the appropriate Physician to see. 

Employee Assistance Program:


Permian Basin Community Centers:

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services
3128 Kermit Highway

432-580-2646

Early Childhood Intervention Program
1012 W MacArthur

432-334-0900

Mental Health Serivces and Clinic Routine or Crisis Behavioral Health Services
600 N Grant

432-550-1100

Rainbow House
1012 W MacArthur

432-580-2629

Substance Abuse Services
1012 W MacArthur

432-
335-9659

Turning Point 
2000 Maurice

432-580-2654

Basin Assistance Services
1330 E 8th, Suite 315

432-580-0713

IDD Services Workshop (CLEW)
3116 Kermit Highway

432-580-2647

Free Mental Health Apps

  • Mindshift (anxiety management)
  • Moodshift (depression management)
  • Breathe 2 Relax (relaxation)
  • Thought Diary

24/7 hotlines: