Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance

Welcome! We’re working to improve mental health for residents in 27 counties of northwest Texas by:

  • Helping rural communities address their own unique needs around community wellness and access to care.
  • Working with the justice system to improve care for those with mental health and substance use issues.
  • Attracting and retaining mental health professionals through the region.

While on this website, you can learn more about our organization, find behavioral health resources, see PBHA in the news or contact us if you’re interested in getting more involved.

If you’re in a crisis situation and need immediate help, call 1-806-359-6699 locally, call 1-800-692-4039 for toll free, or dial 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

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Frontier Communities: Hereford
Mental Health & Resource Fair

Social workers & LPC's, service providers, first responders, school teachers, family & friends of loved ones with mental illness or substance use addiction, and any community members are welcome to attend the Mental Health & Resource Fair in Hereford to learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and hear local community members share their stories regarding mental illness, substance use, and suicide survivorship.

The event is free to attend and lunch is included. Click on the images to learn more.

RSVP is required at: https://rebrand.ly/HerefordFrontier24

Join us for the 2024 Non-Profit and Behavioral Health Fair at WTAMU Canyon Campus in the JBK Commons!

Target audience:

  • Students from West Texas A&M University and Amarillo College,
  • High school students from the area,
  • General public; and
  • Anyone interested in the behavioral health field

Representatives from our local area will be present to share:

  • The careers available in their organization,
  • Services offered to the community; and
  • The importance of their role in the agency and to the community

Panhandle Mental Health Guide

Use this search box for a service directory of mental health and substance use disorder resources in the Texas Panhandle!
If the search box is not working, please go to www.PanhandleMentalHealthGuide.org

Meet Rosie the Resilient!

As the pet mascot of the Panhandle Mental Health Guide, Rosie epitomizes the belief that healing can come through the availability of resources to those most in need.

Rosie was born into a hoarding situation and was only a few months old when the house caught fire. Fortunately, she was caught and fostered by a trainer who provided her a loving, calm home to begin healing.

Since being adopted, Rosie loves spending time with her family and helps them maintain a healthy balance between work and play. She has gained a loving home that has helped her overcome the trauma in her early life.

Rosie's experience is an excellent example that people and animals can overcome early hurdles through the availability of resources like the Panhandle Mental Health Guide, an essential tool for connecting people in need with the region’s resources that exist for mental health care and addiction.

Contribute to PBHA!

And help us continue our efforts to improve mental health and well-being.

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PBHA members may also pay membership dues via the link above. 
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Take a Free Mental Health Test

A screening is a tool that has been proven by research to help identify symptoms of a mental health disorder. MHA's screening tools provide an anonymous, free and private way to learn about your mental health and if you are showing warning signs of a mental illness. A screening only takes a few minutes, and after you are finished you will be given information about the next steps you should take based on the results.

A screening is not a diagnosis, but it can be a helpful tool for starting a conversation with your doctor or a loved one about your mental health.