Free mental health resources, counseling available for Mesquite residents
Mesquite reminds residents of free year-round access to mental health resources during the suicide prevention awareness month of September.
The city has offered free counseling and guidance services since last year through a partnership with the Dallas-based AZAR Foundation. Residents can call 833-298-9111 to schedule a virtual or in-person session.
The AZAR Foundation offers virtual or in-person counseling tours for individuals, couples, families or groups. Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer said in a press release last year that the $ 25,000 partnership agreement with the AZAR Foundation prioritizes residents referred by the Mesquite Police Department.
In addition, city officials are working on a comprehensive plan that will include training and adding staff with mental health expertise so that the city can take a “multi-faceted approach” when responding to a call that may be. require a mental health professional, according to a city statement. .
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If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately. If you are in a crisis or have difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255), according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
If you are not comfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI at 741-741 to be connected to a free and trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.