Mental Health Resources

Knowledge is a powerful tool – when our friends and loved ones need help, we want to help them find it. Here are some organizations who want to help:

Ethos Wellness
Food and Beverage management and staff can sign up to access one-on-one counseling with this local mental health care provider by clicking here. Once you provide your contact information, an Ethos team member will contact you to make arrangements for you to access these services. 

About Ethos Wellness: Our serene healing centers situated in the Houston and Chicago areas, Ethos Wellness offers compassionate outpatient therapy for navigating emotions, processing life transitions and exploring the self in relation to others. This includes mental, behavioral health and substance use disorders.

Mental Health America of Greater Houston
Established in 1954 by philanthropist Ima Hogg, this is the area’s longest serving mental health education and advocacy organization. Publisher of The Guide, a free listing of mental health resources in Harris County that are low-cost and/or affordable.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Houston (NAMI GH)
The local chapter of the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots mental health organization sponsors no-cost, evidence-based education programs, peer-facilitated support groups, community information and referral programs, and strategic advocacy efforts that enable families and individuals affected by mental illnesses to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Southern Smoke
A beneficiary of WellWeek 2018 and 2019, this local non-profit provides emergency funding for hospitality industry employees, including support for mental health services. Free mental healthcare is now available to all Texas-based food and beverage employees and their children.

Additional Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s network of local crisis centers with suicide prevention resources for the public.

Ben’s Friends
Ben’s Friends is a food & beverage industry support group offering hope, fellowship, and a path forward to professionals who struggle with substance abuse.

Chefs with Issues
A forum for hospitality industry folk to share their experiences and resources in facing depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders and more.

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text.

Grant Gordon Foundation
In honor of Grant Gordon, The Grant Gordon Initiative For Chefs, Inc. was formed to award financial assistance to a Houston area chef or individual in the hospitality industry who has gone through a crisis or hardship, due to an illness, or other reason.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
DBSA envisions wellness for people living with depression and bipolar disorder, and provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

Hope and Healing Center
A comprehensive mental health resource dedicated to transforming lives and restoring hope through education, training, clinical services and research.

Legacy Community Health Mental Health Services
This federally qualified health center offers a full range of counseling and psychiatric services, including prescribing and managing medications, regardless of ability to pay. Legacy’s Behavioral Health providers conducted 88,646 patient visits in 2017, with 60% of visits for individuals younger than 19 years of age.

The Montrose Center
Established in 1978, TMC provides sliding scale behavioral health services specifically designed for the LGBTQ and HIV positive communities who face disproportionate numbers of behavioral health issues in comparison to their heterosexual peers. Professional individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy is provided for issues impacting the target population uniquely and faced generally among other vulnerable populations.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

re: Mind
Free and confidential support groups for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by, depression and bipolar disorders.

Shades of Blue Project
Founder Kay Matthews is dedicated to helping minority women before, during and after childbirth with mental health advocacy, treatment and support.

Tales of the Cocktail
A non-profit organization serving as a global leader in spirits education and a platform to tackle issues facing the industry. The Foundation aims to educate, advance, and support the hospitality industry through programs that benefit individuals and organizations in the community.

United Way Houston
Trained HELPLINE specialists are good listeners, blending understanding and expertise to provide information and referrals drawn from a comprehensive database of social services, including mental health services. Dial 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in many languages.

This federally qualified health center provides services for adults, teens and children. Counseling professionals are bilingual (English and Spanish), licensed and experienced. Treatment options include individual, group, family and couples’ therapy.