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The mission of Saint John’s Mental Health Ministries is:

· To promote an understanding and awareness of mental health issues.

· To reduce the stigma of mental illness.

· To assist the congregation in finding help for those impacted by the challenges of mental illness.

If you would like to get involved with the Mental Health Ministries Team, please contact Paul Mollenhauer or Frances Pearson.

Emergency Resources 

  • Integral Care 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 512-472-HELP (4357) 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 
  • APD / Travis County Crisis Intervention Team: 512-854-3450 
  • NAMI Central Texas (Crisis): The National Alliance On Mental Illness - where to get emergency help in Central Texas 


Low Cost Counseling 

  • Talk to a Pastor at Saint John's: Cheryl Broome at  or 512-452-5737 x228 
  • Samaritan Center (Central Texas) – counseling, wellness education, etc. 
  • Low Cost & Sliding Scale Mental Health Services a list provided by St. Johns MHM 


Information / Education / General 



  • Veterans Crisis Line: hotline, chat, resources for veterans and their families 
  • Saint John's Veterans Group: meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM (contact Al Lindsey at  ) 
  • National Center for PTSD: information from the Department of Veteran Affairs 


Children & Youth 

  • NAMI:  Teens & Young Adults: informational guides for teens and college students 
  • OK2Talk:  an online community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk. 


Substance Abuse / Rehab 

  • Al-Anon / Alateen: for families of persons dealing with alcohol addiction. (I modified the link and text)  Al-Anon meets on Mondays at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Wynona 5908 Youth House. 
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): for persons dealing with alcohol addiction.   
  • Austin Clubhouse: rehab / recovery resources for those with severe mental illness 
  • Communities for Recovery:  alcohol & drug rehab / recovery resources