Make Your Voice Heard

Texas Mental Health Survey


We are helping Texas improve mental health services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We know people need better mental health care. You can help!

To start, we need Self-Advocates, family members, friends, and professionals to tell us about mental health needs.

If you are not a self-advocate, please take the survey as if you are.

Encuesta de salud mental de Texas


Estamos ayudando a Texas a mejorar los servicios de salud mental para personas con discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo. Sabemos que las personas necesitan una mejor atención de salud mental. ¡Puedes ayudar!

Para empezar, necesitamos auto defensores, familiares, amigos y profesionales que nos informen sobre las necesidades de salud mental.

Si usted no es un auto defensor, responda la encuesta como si lo fuera.

Important Notes

This survey was created with lots of help by Texas Self-Advocates.
This project is funded by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities.

Notas Importantes

Esta encuesta fue creada con mucha ayuda de los auto defensores de Texas.
Este proyecto está financiado por el Consejo de Texas para Discapacidades del Desarrollo.

Texas Advocates Conference 2020

What a thrill to speak at the Texas Advocates Annual Conference! We missed seeing our friends and colleagues in person. But we were pleased to share information about keeping your mental health in good shape. We are also excited to connect with self-advocates as we move forward with our project.

For those who missed it, here’s a snippet from our presentation. This short video shows how different people are working on mental health during the pandemic.

Many thanks to Brooke, Deborah, Annessa, and the self-advocates, sponsors, and other who made this a great conference!

Project Welcome: Complex Mental Health Needs

Did you know that people with IDD are more likely to also have mental health challenges? And that often, these challenges are never diagnosed?

Strategic Education Solutions (SES) and University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) are working on a new project about mental health. We will research what’s happening now in mental health care for people with IDD. We’ll also do a survey, asking self-advocates about their experiences. Then, we’ll start building tools and training to help self-advocates and their families and friends get better mental health care. We’ll also teach service providers, mental health specialists, and others to serve people with IDD better. Stay tuned for updates!

Our Team