Who we are: We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) providing free mental health support for medical workers in Texas directly involved in the COVID-19 response.

We have built a community of support and resiliency for healthcare workers in Texas who are directly involved in the COVID-19 response. As the tireless battle against COVID-19 continues, our community is relying on our medical professionals and support staff now more than ever to protect our public health. But long work hours, a deluge of dying patients, isolation, and the ever-present fear of infection all add to the challenge. The stress and fear that is being placed on these heroes and their families is yet to be fully realized, and we cannot let them battle alone. That is why we are stepping up to provide the mental health support and relief our healthcare heroes need to remain in action and at the top of their games, all at no cost.

If you are on the frontlines of COVID relief and are feeling the stress of your job weighing on you, it is okay to get a little relief. Our licensed counselors have been specifically trained in medical culture to listen to you and provide you tools needed to cope with the unique challenges the medical industry is facing.

With our initial call, we offer free crisis interventions for individuals who are feeling overwhelmed by their role in the response to the Coronavirus – all done with HIPAA-compliant telehealth platforms. The initial crisis intervention calls (provided free of cost) focus on trauma intervention, bringing chaos to calm, and developing a plan for moving forward. This will vary on an individual basis and will offer traditional counseling and education components to keep the calm as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. For those who require ongoing assistance, we aim to provide long-term access to mental health providers to maintain the calm well after we beat the pandemic—through whatever else life throws at these heroes. All therapists are Texas licensed clinicians trained in trauma response, the intervention process, and the medical culture.

Every penny you give helps Texas healthcare workers who desperately need support.


Your donation makes a difference.
Mental Health for Heroes is an organization focused on raising funds to provide mental health support to COVID-19 medical professionals in Texas. A $1,000 donation will provide twenty (20) crisis intervention sessions or ten (10) counseling sessions.
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Frequently Asked Questions

A: All calls are absolutely free to healthcare workers and support staff on the frontline of COVID relief.

A: YES! Sometimes all you need is to be able to talk in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. In fact, we encourage you to talk with a counselor long before reaching a crisis point. Whether the call will be an opportunity for you to vent, or a deep discussion on processing a specific trauma, we have a licensed and trained counselor that is the right fit for you waiting to connect.

A: No. We understand working on the frontline of COVID relief reaches many professions and we are here to support you as well. This program is available to anyone in the healthcare industry or immediate support thereof that faces challenges from their fight against the virus. Hospital-based essential employees include both clinical personnel offering direct care to patients; as well as non-clinical, non-direct care hospital employees.

A: No. Your conversation with your counselor is designed to be completely confidential and compliant with all state and local laws regarding privacy and reporting requirements. Nothing you share with your counselor will be made available to your employer or hospital, and you do not need to let anyone know you are seeking help unless it is your choice to do so.

A: If you have a positive experience after your initial call and talking with your counselor continues to be a good fit, we will assess your needs for continued care free of charge under the program, and even work with insurance if necessary. 

Need to schedule your intervention call? Book here. 

Fill out the form below and the counseling office will contact you within 24 hours to schedule an appointment. Your appointment will be a 30 to 60 minute crisis intervention check with a licensed clinician. Appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm, and Saturdays, 10am-3pm.

Need Help Right Now?

Call 911

or

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

or

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Our Ask: Help Mental Health for Heroes rally support for the medical community by bringing together mental health resources throughout Texas and making them readily available to our medical professionals. 

If you’re a licensed clinician, here’s how to get involved

Mental Health for Heroes, by and through its partners at the Readiness Group, is establishing a network of trained therapists to provide crisis intervention responses seven (7) days per week. Participating therapists will receive training on the culture of the medical community as well as how to carry out the Crisis Intervention calls.

Suicide Hotlines / Prevention Resources

If you have any questions, please contact us at hello@mentalhealthforheroes.org.

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*NOTE* – Mental Health for Heroes applied for expedited 501(c)(3) tax status on April 16, 2020. We are confident that status will be obtained, but make no guarantees. If granted, your donation should be treated as any other donation you make to a recognized 501(c)(3) organization. However, we are not CPAs and this is not tax advice. Please consult an accountant.