24-Hour Crisis & Substance Use Helpline:

800-316-9241 or 210-223-SAFE (7233)

Treatment Centers

Clarity Child Guidance Center exists to transform the lives of children and families. They are the only nonprofit treatment center specializing in children ages 3-17 in San Antonio and South Texas.

Clarity Child Guidance Center
Main Campus (Inpatient and Outpatient Services)
8535 Tom Slick
San Antonio, Texas 78229
210.616.0300 (o)
877.676.KIDS (toll-free)

Laurel Ridge is a psychiatric hospital offering a comprehensive continuum of behavioral healthcare services, including acute programs for children, adolescents and adults, and residential treatment for children and adolescents.

Laurel Ridge Treatment Center
17720 Corporate Woods Drive
San Antonio, TX 78259
210.491.9400 (o)
800.624.7975 (toll-free)

Meridell Achievement Center is a medical model Residential Treatment Center for children (ages 5-11) and adolescents (ages 12-17) with emotional and behavioral problems including impulsive/explosive aggression, attention difficulties, memory and learning problems and are often treatment resistant and have experienced multiple treatment failures. Meridell offers 2 distinct and separate programs: a Traditional Behavioral milieu and a Neurobehavioral milieu.

Meridell Achievement Center
PO Box 87 / 12550 West State Hwy 29
Liberty Hill, TX 78642
512-528-2100 (Main)
800-366-8656 (Toll Free)

Willow Springs Center is a locked residential treatment facility that helps children and adolescents recover from emotional, psychiatric, behavioral and substance abuse problems. Their DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) program is one of only a few teen residential DBT programs in the United States. They are a TRICARE preferred provider.
Willow Springs Center
Residential Treatment for Kids
690 Edison Way
Reno, Nevada 89502
800.448.9454 (o)
775.858.4557 (f)

Helpful Websites

The purpose of this resources section is to offer helpful information for individuals, family, and other individuals who desire to understand the symptoms and attributes of commonly treated psychological conditions. This information can be particularly helpful for coping with one’s own condition or that of a loved one.

We strive to make the information thorough and understandable by the average person. However, a psychological condition can take on various forms; therefore, what we’ve offered here are general coping strategies. Please note that they may not apply to everyone and it is important to discuss specific situations with your provider.

We are always adding new information to this section, for your information. Therefore, please check back often for information that may prove helpful to you.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – This is a great, comprehensive website. It is an organization that was created to educate and provide support for people who suffer from a mental illness. This is a great source of information on what mental illness is, with pages dedicated to explaining particular mental illnesses, what medications are available to treat particular illnesses and what side-effects the medication may cause. There are also communities that you can join based either on common interests (such as faith or parenting) or on mental disorders. The communities are primarily for getting support and tips on coping with an illness or coping with living with someone with an illness, but they also function to alert you about the latest medical research on a particular illness. NAMI San Antonio 210-734-3349

National Institute of Mental Health – This is a major organization that funds research on mental illness. It is a great place to learn about how mental illness works and the latest research.

CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – This is a non-profit organization that publishes the “Attention!” magazine. Their website offers information on AD/HD, and it has helpful tips on coping with (and helping your child or student cope with) AD/HD. The organization is also proactive in student assistance programs in primary and secondary schools.

ParentsMedGuide – This has two guides: one on treating AD/HD through medications and one on treating depression through medications.
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation – This has resources for parents with children suffering from bipolar disorder. It has information on the disorder, medications used to treat it, community support groups (both local and online) and legal information.

Mayo Clinic Health Solutions – This award-winning consumer website offers health information and self-improvement tools. Their medical experts and editorial professionals bring you access to the knowledge and experience of Mayo Clinic for all your consumer health information needs, from cancer, diabetes and heart disease to nutrition, exercise and pregnancy.

WebMD – This also has great resources on mental illness. They have information on symptoms of illnesses and medication treatments as well as support communities and other helpful resources.

MedicineNet – This site is owned by WebMD and is a great resource. In particular, it has a dictionary of medical terms.

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