Self Help Resources

Self Help Resources

Mental Health Screenings 


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The Counseling Center now offers self-help for mental and emotional well-being via TAO Connect.

Anyone with a Del Mar College email account may log in and use a slate of resiliency-strengthening and wellness-enhancement tools.

TAO Connect may be accessed online or via the app. You can use TAO to help change thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a positive direction.



Del Mar College recognizes that our students are impacted by life barriers that may jeopardize your academic and personal success, such as food, housing and utilities, child care, and clothing. These campus and community resources are intended to help eliminate those barriers and support our students so they can meet their academic goals.  


    Crisis and Support

    • Call 2-1-1 (
      Speak with a live, highly trained professional in your area. All calls are confidential. Accessible 24/7, all languages.
    • Coastal Plains Community Center 1-800-841-6467
      24/7 Crisis Hotline
    • Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741-741 (
    • LGBT National Hotline 1-888-843-4564 (
      The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Hotline provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. All of our services are free and confidential. We speak with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more. HOURS: Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, pacific time (Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, eastern time) Saturday from 9am to 2pm, pacific time (Saturday from noon to 5pm, eastern time)
    • Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities 888-767-4493 (
      24 Hour Crisis Hotline
    • Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860 (
      The Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.
    • The Trevor Project 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (
      The Trevor Project offers a 24-hour toll-free confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
    • The Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 and press 1
      The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.

    Suicide Prevention

    • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Dial 988 ( 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 in the United States.
    • The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386 (
      The Trevor Project offers a 24-hour toll-free confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
    • Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 (
      The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.


    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can chat with a Lifeline counselor 24/7 by:

      • For deaf or hard of hearing ASL users, call 988 Videophone – click here to read the terms of service
      • Online chat – Click the chat button below
      • 988 Text – Send any message to 988 to start a text conversation
      • For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.
    • If you are a Veteran or service member with hearing loss, or any person concerned about someone who is, there are several ways to contact the Veterans Crisis Line:

      • Text with a Veterans Crisis Line responder – Send a text message to 838255
      • Online chat with a Veterans Crisis Line responder – Click the chat button below

    Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

    • The Purple Door 1-800-580-4878 or 361-881-8888 (
      The Purple Door is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas. The agency provides FREE services to victims and survivors of family violence and sexual assault throughout a 12-county region of South Texas. They offer support and empowerment to individuals through a safe shelter, non-residential services/programs, and outreach.
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673) (
    • Texas Advocacy Project Legal Line 800-374-HOPE (4673) (
      The phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Texas Advocacy Project attorneys can help you with a variety of legal concerns related to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. 
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1−800−799−7233 ( TTY 1-800-787-3224

    Eating Disorders

    Human Trafficking

    Maternal & Postpartum Mental Health

    • Call or text the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline at 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262) for 24/7 free access to professional counselors for women and families seeking support.
    • Call or text “Help” to the Postpartum Support International helpline at 1-800-944-4773 or visit for information, resources, and support groups for women, partners, and supporters.

    Substance Abuse


    • Alcoholics Anonymous- Coastal Bend Intergroup Association (361) 992-8911 or Texas toll free 1-866-672-7029 (

      Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses or opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Reprinted with permission of The AA Grapevine, Inc.  

      Do you want to stop drinking, but are having difficulty doing so? Do you find, when you want to, you cannot quit entirely, or have little control over the amount you drink? If you are concerned about your drinking, Alcoholics Anonymous is here to help.  Use the “find a meeting” tab at the top of the page to find a meeting nearest to you!  

    • Amistad Community Health Center 361-884-2242 (
      Amistad Community Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that aims to improve the overall wellness of the people in Corpus Christi, TX. To achieve this, we strive to provide all of the services they need, especially those concerning: Behavioral Health, Dental Health, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Women’s Health and Psychiatric Services.
    • Bayview Behavioral Hospital 361-986-8200 ( Bayview Behavioral Hospital is a campus of Corpus Christi Medical Center ( and provides a comprehensive range of services in the Coastal Bend, including treatment for both addictive disorders and mental health issues. From children to adults, services are available to best treat both the patient and the illness. An expert team of professionals including psychiatrists, nurses, therapists, dietitians and other mental health professionals provides our inpatient and outpatient services.
    • Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation 361-814-2001 (
      The mission of the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation is to take the lead in providing health and wellness initiatives through treatment, awareness, education, advocacy, and services.
    • Coastal Plains Community Center 1-888-819-5312 (
      Provides community services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health services to children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and severe clinical depression.
    • Corpus Christi Hope House 361-852-2273 (
      Hope House assists women and their dependent children and newborn babies when in need. They provide shelter and assistance to women and their dependent children regardless of race, age, ethnicity, religion or disability. Our shelter gives these clients the opportunity to accept responsibility, to care for their children, further their education, obtain employment, permanent housing and become productive, self-sufficient members of our community with the support of our staff, volunteers and educational programs.
    • Corpus Christi Metro Ministries 361-887-0151 (
      Metro Ministries serve more than meals. They serve Corpus Christi Area homeless by lifting them up through mind, body and spirit. They go beyond your basic soup kitchen and focus on getting homeless off these streets and into sustainable jobs and homes. Metro Ministries is a program that is committed to feeding those who are hungry for change. Those who are hungry to better themselves and willing to put in the effort to achieve better. Everyone deserves a fighting chance. They provide that chance. Rainbow House is a program for homeless women and children. Rustic House is a program geared towards homeless men.
    • Corpus Christi Mission 911 361-882-0911 (
      Mission 911 does not believe in handouts, but in offering a helping hand to those in a crisis and sincerely want a positive change. Last year they screened applications, conducted personal interviews and background checks, and used various other criteria to accepted 530 individuals and families for the “Positive Change Programs.”Once accepted, they are technically no longer homeless. They have “a home” where Mission 911 provides a clean and secure place to sleep, food, clothing, new job opportunities, transportation, along with other special need requests, spiritual guidance and activities. They have strict, but fair, rules for staying here as well as expectations for personal cleanliness, orderly housekeeping with weekly assignments, paying a monthly nominal rent, a curfew and a no-tolerance rule for any use of alcohol, drugs, profanity, aggressive behavior, etc.
    • Counseling and Training Clinic at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 361-825-3988 (
      The Counseling and Training Clinic offers counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children for a suggested donation of $5 per session, with a maximum of $20 per family per month. They welcome donations from the public, which allow them to offer scholarships for those unable to afford the fee for services.  All sessions are facilitated by counselor trainees. Sessions are completely private and confidential and are supervised by fully trained licensed professionals in an environment of safety and trust.
      Se habla español - they have Spanish-speaking counselors.
    • Family Counseling Service 361-852-9665 (
      Family Counseling Service treats individuals, couples and families. Professional therapists teach life skills such as communication, anger management, problem-solving, relationship enrichment, parenting, anxiety and stress management, recovering from loss and grief and building self-esteem.
    • Family Endeavors 210-431-6466 (
      The Mission of Endeavors™ is to provide comprehensive, effective, and innovative services that empower people to build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Clinics in San Antonio, El Paso, and Killeen.
    • Good Samaritan Rescue Mission 361-883-6195 (
      For people who are homeless, the bottom has dropped out of their world, and they are left with just memories of better days. Many suffer with depression, confusion, bitterness, and fear for their future. Good Sam exists for so much more than food and shelter. We want to help them get their life back or begin a new one with a fresh start. We want to help them become independent and stable and REMAIN stable, which takes far more effort than running them through on a conveyor belt of various programs.
    • Mission of Mercy 361-883-5500 (
      Mission of Mercy provide free diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care in addition to medication assistance. Free eye clinic and discounted eye wear, free behavioral counseling, diabetes education, and healthy cooking classes. In addition, approximately 13 clinic days per month are provided with late afternoon/early evening appointments two to three times a month and two to three mobile clinic days in rural Sandia.
    • Mother Teresa Shelter 361-883-7372 (
      The mission of the Mother Teresa Shelter is to provide comprehensive, community-based outreach services to homeless individuals and families, by creating opportunities that will help break the cycle of homelessness.
    • New Life Refuge Ministries 361-946-6331 (
      New Life Refuge Ministries educates the community about child sex trafficking, partners with other organizations in the fight against modern day slavery and provides a refuge of hope and healing for child survivors.
    • Narcotics Anonymous    (361) 992-2113  (  

      NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We are not affiliated with any other organizations. We have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political, religious, or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion. We are not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections were, what you have done in the past,  how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help. The newcomer is the most important person at any meeting, because we can only keep what we have by giving it away. We have learned from our group experience that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay clean.  Use the meeting finder to find a meeting nearest to you.

    • Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities (
      • Crisis Hotline 
      • Administration
      • Adult Mental Health Services
      • Youth Mental Health Services
      • Intellectual Disabilities Services
    • Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center 361-855-7303 (
      The Juvenile Justice Center consists of several units/sections working together to ensure the best possible resolution for troubled juveniles, juvenile offenders, and victims.
    • The Purple Door 361-881-8888 (
      The Purple Door is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas. The agency provides FREE services to victims and survivors of family violence and sexual assault throughout a 12-county region of South Texas. They offer support and empowerment to individuals through a safe shelter, non-residential services/programs, and outreach.
    • Salvation Army 361-884-9497 (
    • Search for the Truth Mission 361-882-4143 (
      The primary mission of SFTM is to provide and operate a Christian, gospel based transitional housing for homeless men in the Corpus Christi area.
    • Texas Advocacy Project 800-374-HOPE(4673) (
      Texas Advocacy Project's mission is to prevent domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking throughout Texas by providing free legal services, access to the justice system, and education. Our attorneys, staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors are actively working towards the day that all Texans live safely in hope, not fear. The phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
    • Tri-Co. Christian Services Aransas Pass 361-758-1988
      Since 1984, Tri-Co. Christian Services has used donations to feed and clothe people in the community that are in need. They have recently expanded their services to include educational programs, job searches, and even occasional health related services.
    • Women's and Men's Health Services of the Coastal Bend, Inc. 
      361-855-9107 (
      Women’s & Men’s Health Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency providing preventive and primary care services. Medical services address acute and chronic conditions, general health maintenance, reducing teen and unplanned pregnancy, preventing STD’s and HIV, and involving men in family planning.
    • Veterans Administration Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS),
      1-855-864-0516 (
      Practices a mission to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.

    • Career Development Services (
      The Career Development Center is a comprehensive career planning and employment services for Del Mar College students and alumni of all majors and classifications, providing one point of contact to expedite the recruiting efforts of companies and organizations.
    • Center For Access and Advocacy (
      • Access Services (
        Del Mar College faculty and staff in general — and the Access Services staff in particular — are committed to ensuring equal access to College services, programs, and activities for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, The ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and applicable Texas state laws. As such, students shall not be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of the College.
      • Advocacy Services (
        Students experiencing situations that may be impeding their academic success - to include having difficulty in balancing life's priorities with the demands of attending college - are encouraged to contact the Office of Advocacy Services.
    • DMC Foundation Scholarships (
      Learn about Del Mar College Foundation scholarships and find out about requirements, how to apply, and important dates.
    • Math Learning Center (
      The Math Learning Center offers free math tutoring to Del Mar College students on a walk-in basis.
    • Stone Writing Center (
      The Stone Writing Center supports student learning of grammar, composition, literature and research through instruction, resources, technology, and facilities
    • Student Leadership and Campus Life (
      The Del Mar College Office of Student Leadership & Campus Life is committed to promoting campus life and student leadership through cultural, social and leadership development.
    • Student Success Center (
      Student Success Center (SSC) is located on the first floor of the St. Clair building on the East Campus. DMC students will find peer tutoring, workshops and seminars, and technology resources to assist them to succeed and promote positive learning outcomes. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an additional service that is housed at the SSC.
    • TRIO Programs (
      Programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs. Del Mar College has the following TRIO programs available:  Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), and Student Support Services (SSS).
    • Veterans Services (
      Veterans Services assists students in acquisition of the educational benefits that they have earned and are entitled to receive, and Provide access to resources designed to assist in student success.
    • Valdar's Market (
      Valdar's Market, formerly known as the Del Mar College Viking Pantry, in partnership with the Coastal Bend Food Bank, strives to alleviate food insecurities by providing food options to students who have limited resources and are experiencing difficulty meeting their basic needs.

    The following categories are not a comprehensive list of mental health and wellness topics. If you do not see what you are looking for, please use the links below to find a more extensive list.

    For basic overviews of a wide array of mental health and wellness topics visit: Psychology Today Basics ( National Alliance on Mental Illness fact Sheet Library (

    Adult Offenders Returning To College 

    AFrican american and Black Mental health



    Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Mental Health


    Coping with Losing Someone to Suicide


    Distance Learning

    Eating Disorders

    Family Issues


    LatinX and Hispanic Mental Health





    Psychotropic Medication


    Rape & Sexual Assault

    Stress Management

    Substance Use

    • Alcohol and Any Drug of Choice (
      This resource provides facts and information about a wide array of drug classes.
    • Marijuana Abuse (
    • Project Know (
      This website covers many topics surrounding drug and alcohol use including the effects on the mind and body, tolerance and dependence, addiction treatment and more.
    • Synthetic Cathinones “Bath Salts” Abuse (

    Suicide Prevention

    • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (
      AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
    • The Half of Us (
      This website provides informational videos and other resources for college students struggling with depression.
    • Texas Suicide Prevention (
      Access a wide range of information about suicide, suicide prevention and other important topics.

    Technology and Internet Safety



The Del Mar College Counseling Center maintains this internet site as a service to the college community. It is intended as a resource to inform and to educate. Included are direct links to other internet sites which we believe may be helpful. However, this does not imply that the Counseling Center endorses all of the information provided at each of these sites. Furthermore, while we attempt to monitor and update our listings on a regular basis, the Counseling Center cannot make any claims or assume any responsibility as to the reliability or functionality of the internet addresses (URL's) provided or the information contained at these sites.

Readers are encouraged to evaluate the materials and to use what they find to be helpful. Information provided in our website and at other internet sites is not intended as a substitute for assistance from a qualified mental health professional. For personal assistance, Del Mar College students should contact the Counseling Center at (361) 698-1586 to schedule an appointment with one of our staff. Del Mar College faculty and staff can contact the Counseling Center for a consultation appointment.

Page last updated May 31, 2024.

Contact Information

Counseling Center
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1586

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