Mental Health, Emergency and Crisis Counseling

At Prairie View A&M University, assistance is available for students experiencing mental health concerns.  During office hours, 8:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. on Monday –Wednesday, and 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. on Thursday –Friday, please call Student Counseling Services at (936) 261-3564 or come to our office located is Suite 226 Owens-Franklin Health Center for assistance.

Some of the professional staff in Student Counseling Services are a part of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) and the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Program for PVAMU students. During regular university hours, the Student Counseling Service’s staff is available for crisis counseling.  For after-hours emergencies, an on-call counselor will be available by calling the crisis hotline number at (936) 553-0990 or call the PVAMU Police Department at (936) 261-1375 or 4-911, or visit the Emergency Room at the closest hospital.

Nearest Mental Health Authority is:

Texana Behavioral Healthcare Clinic

Behavioral Healthcare Clinic at Rosenberg
4910 Airport Avenue
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Phone: 281.342.6384

Local Numbers:

  • Student Counseling Services (SCS)
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m./ M-W/ 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. 936-261-3564
    PVAMU Police Emergency (DPS) 24 Hour assistance: 936-261-1375 or 4-911
  • DPS Anonymous TIPS Line:  936-261-2222
  • Owens-Franklin Health Center (OFHC) 9:00-6:00/M-F/ 936-261-1400
  • Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) 936-261-3550
  • Relationship Sexual Violence Program (RSVP) 936-261-3564
  • Student Counseling Services 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 936-553-0990
  • Houston Crisis Hotline 24 Hour Assistance: 713-228-1505
  • County Crisis Hotline 24 Hour Assistance: 1-800-633-5686
  • Focusing Families Crisis Line:  979-826-0000
  • LGBT Switchboard of Houston (713) 529-3211

Alcohol & Drug Treatment Services

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (24hr Referral Hotline) (713) 686-6300
  • Al-Anon Family Group Service (713)-683-7227
  • Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire (Detox, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation) (713) 600-9500
  • Career and Recovery Resources (United Way) (713) 754-7000
  • The Council on Recovery (United Way) (713) 914-0556
  • Cypress Creek Hospital (Chemical Dependency Treatment, Detoxification) (281) 586-7600
  • Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) (713) 939-7272
  • Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) (281) 589-4832
  • Phoenix House Prevention and Intervention Services of Houston/Galveston 1 (888) 671-9392
  • The Right Step (844) 756-2657 24 hours
  • Way Out Recovery Program (LBGT/ HIV Recovery Services) (713)-529-0037

National Numbers:

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-888-4036
  • Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network Hotline 1-800-656-4673
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
  • National Substance Abuse Hotline 1-800-662-4357
  • Poison Control Center 1-800-764-7661
  • National Hopeline (800) 784-2433
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255
  • NeuroPsychiatric Center (NPC) Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) (713) 970-7070
  • NeuroPsychiatric Center (NPC) Crisis Stabilization Unit (713) 970-4634

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services

Counseling is available for students involved in sexual violence through Student Counseling Services. Taking advantage of a person sexually who is mentally or physically incapable of giving consent (for example, intoxication) is rape. Although rape is usually a crime committed against women, it can also happen to men. If a student is a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking, he or she may contact and/or seek the assistance of or file a student complaint with:

  • the Title IX Coordinator, Alexia M. Taylor, in Alvin I. Thomas Bldg., Room 017, at (936) 261-2123.
  • the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Denise Simmons, in Evans Hall at (936) 261-3554.

University Police may also be contacted at (936) 261-1375, as well as local police, if a student chooses to do so. Possible sanctions are listed under the Code of Student Conduct.  Other support services include the following:

  • Hope Alliance Crisis Hotline (24hr) (800) 460-7233
  • Houston Area Women’s Center (Physical and Sexual Abuse, Shelter and Helpline) (713) 528-2121
  • Rape Crisis Center (713) 528-7273
  • Innovative Alternatives (Free Crime Victim Counseling) (713)-222-2525
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-4673