Ten Organizations Collaborate to Promote Local, Free Mental Health Services

Free COVID-19 Mental Health Support Available through Heart of Texas MHMR

Ten local organizations are partnering with Heart of Texas MHMR to promote free, confidential mental health services available to all Central Texans. Mental health needs have risen with COVID-19 and these organizations want community members to know there is help available at no cost to the recipient.

Heart of Texas MHMR is participating in the Texans Recovering Together Crisis Counseling Program. This program provides short-term interventions to help people impacted by COVID-19. The program is available to anyone impacted by COVID-19 and is designed to reduce stress and provide emotional support as well as connect people with other agencies that can help in the recovery process. All services are free, anonymous, confidential and available virtually.

While many organizations are working together to promote a safe, healthy environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health cannot be overlooked. The uncertainty brought on by the virus coupled with job loss, financial burdens, education complexities and health concerns has led to an increase in stress, anxiety and other mental health needs across the county. Texans Recovering Together is here to help our community get through this crisis.

The organizations participating in the campaign include McLennan Community College, United Way of Waco-McLennan County, Prosper Waco, Baylor University, Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Waco Foundation, the City of Waco and McLennan County.

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