Mental Health Resources
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.1-833-986-1919
CRISIS COUNSELING PROGRAM, COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline
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.
Shep Grinnan, LPC
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Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor - 24/7 support at your fingertips
Maternal Mental Health Hotline
1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) in English and Spanish, accessible by phone or text.
The Maternal Mental Health Hotline is not intended as an emergency response line and individuals in behavioral health crisis
should continue to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or call
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
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
The Trevor Project LGBTQ Youth Hotline
1-866-488-7386 or chat online
Helping Texas citizens connect with needed services. Dial 2-1-1 or find resources online
Planned Parenthood Hotline
American Association of Poison Control Centers
Veterans Crisis Line
Dial 988 then Press 1, chat online, or text 838255
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
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 Reduction VideosPresentations 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:
Presentation by Shep Grinnan
MC counselor Shep Grinnan offers advice on dealing with anxiety over tests and examinations.
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.
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
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
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.
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:
- Call 800-985-5990. Spanish speakers can call 800-985-5990 and press 2
- Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline website:
Disaster Distress Helpline website
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.
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