Mental Health Resources


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Mental Health Resources

Emergency: 911

COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

A free 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



PermiaCare now offers a free, Crisis Counseling Program to anyone who has been affected by COVID-19. It is available 24/7 to adults and children. They do not have to have been ill with COVID-19, just affected in some way for example, losing a job due to a business closing.


MC Contact

Shep Grinnan, LPC

(432) 685-4505

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or chat online

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor - 24/7 support at your fingertips

PermiaCare 24/7 Crisis Intervention/Suicide Prevention Hotline

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE or chat online

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Lifeline Crisis Chat
Online live messaging

Self-Harm Hotline
1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800 422-4453

The Trevor Project LGBTQ Youth Hotline
1-866-488-7386 or chat online

2-1-1 TEXAS
Helping Texas citizens connect with needed services
Dial 2-1-1 or find resources online

Planned Parenthood Hotline
1-800-230-PLAN (7526)

American Association of Poison Control Centers

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line

National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia

LGBT Hotline

Veterans Crisis Line

Trans Lifeline

Suicide Prevention Wiki

Texas Targeted Opioid Response Website


How we can help!

Counseling and mental health and Accommodation Services are available to all enrolled Midland College students. Students can communicate with the Counselor in person, by phone and by email. Information is shared with instructors as necessary and appropriate.

Mental health assessments are conducted at the request of a student or faculty/staff member through the MCPD in partnership with the Midland County Sheriff's office.

If needed, a referral to an outside agency will be provided.

MC works with various mental health providers to reduce wait times and cost, depending on the needs of the student.


Shep Grinnan, LPC
(432) 685-4505

MC Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling (ADAC) Center

The ADAC Center specializes in addressing substance abuse issues and some behavioral health issues. Sessions are conducted by advanced ADAC students and supervised by LPC staff at minimal costs.

Stress Management


Stress Reduction Videos

Presentations by Shep Grinnan

Between classes, jobs, and family pressures, you might feel stressed out. Stress is normal. If you are feeling this way, here are a pair of helpful video with tips to manage stress.

What is Stress, and Daily Activities to Reduce It

Kindness and Compassion Benefits

Relaxation and Other Techniques

Benefits of focusing on the present moment


Self-care & Stress Management

Do your best to attend to your physical health and consider the following:

Self Care & Stress Management (pdf)

Stress Reduction List

Here are 99 coping skills you can apply, and enjoy yourself in the process:

Stress Reduction List (pdf)


Test Anxiety

Presentation by Shep Grinnan

MC counselor Shep Grinnan offers advice on dealing with anxiety over tests and examinations.


Walk-in Clinic

Leading county resource conducts screenings and operate on a walk-in basis. The clinic provides a variety of programs and are open insurance and non-insurance. Photo ID, copy of Social Security card, proof of residence, and insurance information are required for services.

Counties Served

Brewster, Culberson, Ector, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Midland, Pecos and Presidio

CRISIS PHONE   1-844-420-3964

MAIN PHONE  (432) 570-3333




8:30 am - 4 pm
Monday - Friday

After hours assessments are conducted in the Midland Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. Specific needs are assessed by a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and referred accordingly.


401 E. Illinois, Ste. 403
Midland, TX 79701


The Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (SBHCC) through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is a resource to help people locate mental health and substance use disorder services, get information about common mental health conditions and social services, and find crisis hotline services. The website also includes mental health resources related to COVID-19.

Texas HHSC: Mental Health Texas website

For those experiencing emotional distress due to natural or human-made disasters, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling (24 hours a day, 365 days a year). This service is provided in more than 100 languages and is confidential. To contact the helpline:

Jon Kabat-Zinn in his 1994 book “Wherever You Go, There You Are” says that mindfulness is paying attention in the present moment, on purpose, non-judgmentally.

Mindfulness meditation has been shown to reduce the effects of pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia and improve blood pressure.  It has also been shown to increase gray matter in the brain and enable people to handle the life stressors better. The basic idea of mindfulness meditation is to focus on the immediate moment by concentrating on something happening in the here and now like breathing.

The UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center has a number of free mindfulness meditations on different subjects like helping with sleep, dealing with difficulties and kindness.

UCLA-MARC Audio Recordings

It can be helpful to understand different mental help topics to understand how to improve yourself and help others.

The Family Resiliency Center of the Permian Basin is an excellent resource for articles related to mental health.

FRCPB Write-Ups and Other Materials

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