24/7 CRISIS HOTLINE: 877-466-0660
24/7 NTBHA CRISIS HOTLINE: 866-260-8000

Children Services

Mental health is important at every stage in life. A child’s mental health can affect their mood and behavior and the way they think and feel about themselves.

Mental health is important at every stage in life. A child’s mental health can affect their mood and behavior and the way they think and feel about themselves. The need for comprehensive, intensive mental health services coordinated with high quality services from education, health, Medicaid, foster care, juvenile justice and vocational rehabilitation agencies places upon our communities a critical responsibility to claim these children, youth and families as our own. A variety of services and supports are available for children and youth. Families who need mental help services or support for their children can select a county closest to them for more information and services that are provided for that area.

Adult Services

Addressing the mental health needs of adults is important to Lakes Regional and we would love to help.

Addressing the mental health needs of adults is important to Lakes Regional and we would love to help. We are continuing to work towards a recovery-oriented system of care which focuses on a network of services and supports. This includes state-run behavioral health programs, community-based care, peer-run services, involvement with family and other support efforts that incorporate the values and principles associated with a healthy recovery.

We want all individuals to restore, rebuild and reclaim control of their lives by increasing their resilience and focusing on their strengths. Lakes Regional Community Centers offers many services to help.

Next Steps

Next Steps for NTBHA Counties: Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties

Next Steps for NTBHA Counties: Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties

  1. Individual will need to call or go to a facility closest to them to complete a brief screening process.
  2. Individual will be scheduled for intake and a financial appointment if screen indicates need for a full assessment.
  3. Individual will come in for the appointments. Financials typically take 30-45 minutes and the intake can take 3-4 hours.
  4. Individuals should bring the following to financial appointment.
    • Proof of identity (Driver’s License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate or other photo ID)
    • Proof of income (two most recent check stubs, Social Security Award letter, current tax return or verification of assistance)
    • Proof of residency (address on Driver’s License or current utility bill) and
    • Insurance cards
  5. After we establish the individual qualified clinically, we will schedule them to see one of our prescribers. Individuals not eligible for Lakes Regional Community Center services are referred to a more appropriate provider.

Next Steps for These Counties: Camp, Ellis, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris and Titus

  1. Contact the Lakes Regional Community Center in your county of residence for “Open Access” hours.
  2. Lakes Regional Community Center has Open Access hours available each day for individuals to walk in and request services.
  3. Individuals should bring proof of income to initial appointment (two most recent check stubs, current tax return or letter of support).
  4. Anyone that walks in will be assessed and evaluated for services.
  5. At the end of the evaluation, individual will be informed if they are eligible for Lakes Regional Community Center services or will be referred to a more appropriate provider.

What to look for

A mental illness is a health condition that causes changes in a person’s thinking, mood or behavior. It is sometimes easy to forget that our brain, like all of our other organs, is vulnerable to disease.

A mental illness is a health condition that causes changes in a person’s thinking, mood or behavior. It is sometimes easy to forget that our brain, like all of our other organs, is vulnerable to disease. Mental illness is a health condition just like diabetes or asthma. Mental illnesses are more common than cancer and heart disease combined. One in five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, and one family in four has a member who is mentally ill and who will require some type of treatment. Good mental health is an essential component of good physical health. Anyone can have a mental health concern. It is a lot more common than most of us realize.

Below are some of the most common symptoms and warning signs you might feel or see in someone else:

  • Depression
  • Withdrawal or preferring isolation from others
  • Significant increase or decrease in sleep or appetite
  • Inability to enjoy activities
  • Tearfulness
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Racing thoughts
  • Spending too much money
  • Nervousness or frequent anxiety
  • Inability to focus or concentrate
  • Frightening feelings of being out of control
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Destructive or high-risk behaviors
  • Hearing or seeing something that isn’t there
  • Constant feeling of being watched or that others are against you
  • Change in personal hygiene and/or appearance
  • Use of alcohol or other substances to alter one’s mood
  • Consuming large quantities of alcohol or other substances to achieve intoxication
  • Substance-related legal problems (DUIs, public intoxication, etc.)

Children May Show Problems in Different Ways, Such As:

  • Behavior seems to slip back to an earlier developmental phase (ie: bed wetting)
  • Reporting feeling lonely, having few friends
  • Involved in frequent fights
  • Refusing to obey parents/teachers
  • Cannot seem to sit still, having too much energy

Lakes Regional Can Help

If you, a family member or friend are experiencing these symptoms or others that concern you, we encourage you to seek help from a qualified Mental Health professional. There are solutions that work – no one needs to feel embarrassed that they might have an illness or substance use problem. We are a comprehensive outpatient Mental Health clinic staffed with trained and credentialed psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, licensed counselors, and social workers. Our goal is to provide the highest quality services in a respectful and caring environment focused on the needs of each client.

Substance Use

Counseling & Treatment For Teens & Adults.

The Lakes Regional Community Center Substance Use program is designed to help adults and teens, by providing counseling to assess a variety of problems associated with chemical dependency. It serves those in need of substance use treatment. Services include intensive outpatient and supportive outpatient.

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder, there is help available.

Our outpatient substance use treatment program assists individuals with understanding the reasons why they turn to drugs or alcohol and teaches coping skills so that you or your family member are less likely to try to deal with emotions by drinking or using other substances.

Many times, chemical dependency is a symptom of deeper underlying issues masked by substances in order to deal with a mental health disorder. Our integrated approach combines Lakes Regional Community Center’s outstanding behavioral health team with our chemical dependency specialists. This team approach enables us to provide individualized services designed to create healing and recovery with the least disruption to family, school or work schedules by offering day and evening group sessions.

Our group sessions allow individuals to enter the treatment cycle at any point in the 6 week cycle. Progress toward goal attainment is evaluated throughout the program to determine transition to the next level of care.

Early Childhood Intervention

Intervention From Birth To 36 Months.

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) helps babies and toddlers, ages birth to 36 months, with disabilities or delays in their development. ECI supports families through education and family services to help their children reach their potential.

Families and staff work as a team to develop a plan outlining services for the child and family. Most services are provided in the home or community to help children learn the basic skills that are a part of their family’s daily routines. Services are provided in the home and community settings and help children learn basic skills as part of their family’s daily routines.

Mental Health Services

Caring. Confidential. Courteous. Prompt.

At Lakes Regional Community Centers, we specialize in providing caring, confidential and qualified services. With each and every Lakes Regional Community Center contact, you will experience sensitivity to your needs; caring, courteous/prompt service; and respect for you and your personal information.

Our qualified professional psychiatrists, counselors and skilled medical team provide medication management, individual, couple, family and group therapy and coping skills to assist individuals of all ages in reaching their desired wellness goals. Individuals with Mental Illnesses may qualify to receive Case Management Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Skills Training, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The goal of Mental Health services is to improve an individual’s ability to function and succeed in the community of their choice.

For more information, visit our LOCATIONS page to get in touch with the community center closest to you.

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