The importance of Mental Health Treatment

Depression is a very complicated disease. It is not a sign of personal weakness or failure. It can’t be willed or wished away. If you have major depression you can’t just “pull yourself together and get over it.” Treatment is often needed. Getting the right help is very important for you and your child’s health and well-being. Driscoll Health Plan provides Behavioral Health Services to help treat mental health conditions. No referrals needed to get started. Click here for a list of services available to you.

Know the warning signs and when to seek help! Check your mood below and find helpful tips.

Mental Health Crisis Hotline 24hrs/7days: 

STAR Kids Nueces: 1 (888) 215-0585 
STAR Nueces: 1 (888) 244-4142 
CHIP:  1 (877) 330-3312 
STAR Hidalgo:  1 (888) 423-0264
STAR Kids Hidalgo:  1 (888) 215-0596 

Call my health care provider when:

  • My medicines have not been helping me.
  • I feel worthless.
  • I gained or lost weight.
  • I have not slept for 3 to 4 days.
  • Appetite, sleep, or mood have changed.

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