Follow these links to connect with support, more information, and other organizations who can help you and your family deal with the effects of chronic pain.
Travis County Integral Care can include psychiatric evaluations, 24-hour crisis interventions, medication treatment, inpatient treatment, employment and vocational services, service coordination, family support and respite care, housing, information and referral, supported living and residential services. They also operate Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES), a 24/7 walk-in psychiatric emergency clinic staffed by licensed clinicians, psychiatrists, nurses, and qualified mental health professionals. PES provides psychiatric assessment, crisis intervention, linkage with resources, and physician services to children/youth and adults experiencing psychiatric distress. To make an appointment, call the 24/7 Crisis Hotline (512) 472-4357.
Lone Star Circle of Care provides adult primary care, pediatric primary care, senior care, comprehensive OB/GYN services, general dentistry, psychiatry and behavioral health, and pharmacy services. They accept all Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare and uninsured patients as well as those with insurance. To make an appointment, call 1-877-800-5722.
NAMI Austin (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a vital resource for individuals and families, NAMI advocates and offers more than nine education and support group programs for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. To make an appointment, call (512) 374-1335.
Seton Mind Institute Health Services Resource Navigator are specialists trained to connect people with resources they need. They will assist in finding a therapist, psychiatrist, support group, or other resources to assist with: depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and worry, medication concerns, lack of social support, relationship problems, drug or alcohol use/abuse, or problems with work or school. To make an appointment, call (512) 324-2039.
Self-Compassion provides information on self-compassion — very helpful for those struggling with appreciating one’s self-worth, self-dignity, and acceptance of one’s life situation with kindness towards one’s self. Dr. Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor in Human Development and Culture, Educational Psychology Department, University of Texas at Austin.
Online Support Groups
Support Groups is an online discussion board for more than 200 health-related topics. Users can search for specific topics of interest and post questions and responses for other members.
Daily Strength is an online forum featuring more than 500 searchable mental health-related topics. Allows users to connect with other members, post questions on discussion boards and research specific conditions and treatment options.
Health Talk Online is information relating to 50 different illnesses and conditions. Users can research specific topics and hear stories from other affected individuals.
MD Junction is an online discussion board and forum for a variety of medical and mental health topics. Users can join groups of their choice, post messages and connect with other members.
Genotox Labs is for individuals who are interested in pharmacogenomics and seeing their ability to metabolize certain medications/drugs.
Share Care is for those with general questions about pain.
U.S. Pain Foundation is a non-profit organization which serves those living with pain, by offering resources and inspiration.
The Pain Community is an online community offering information, education, advocacy and support to those living with pain.
American Cancer Society supports research, has educational programs, offers many services to patients and families, and provides booklets on cancer.
Cancer Care provides free, professional support services for those affected by cancer.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has guidelines for managing specific symptoms such as pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and neutropenia.
Read the results of a Boston Scientific clinical study, co-authored by our own Dr. Matt McCarty, about significant improvement in lower back and leg pain through advanced technology. Read the summary