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Care Ministry

Mental Health Support

In a Mental Health Crisis? Speak with someone now. Call or text 988 to access the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Available 24 hours in English and Spanish.

The Mental Health Team is here to support our community members facing mental health challenges. If you are currently dealing with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, please let us walk with you.

Contact Us:

Phone: 210-271-2708
Email: mentalhealth@fpcsat.org

Options if you are in CRISIS or are witnessing a mental health emergency:

  • 988: Call OR TEXT Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
  • 911: Call, let them know that it is a mental health emergency
  • 210 207-7273: San Antonio Police Crisis Intervention Team (Trained Mental Health Officers)
  • 210 335-6000: Bexar County Sherriff’s Mental Health Unit (Request a Mental Health Deputy and/or emergency dispatch)

The First Presbyterian Church Mental Health Team serves as an extension of pastoral care. The team offers companionship, direction to applicable services, mental health education and awareness, a vetted referral list, and when appropriate, assistance with the cost of crisis care. We desire to love our congregation and community well through the gift of presence during a mental health crisis or ongoing care.

While struggling with your mental health may feel isolating, we want you to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE:

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 25 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24


If you would like information about joining the ministry team, please call Jenn Borges at 707 372-3228 or email jennborges@hotmail.com.

NAMI Mental Health Classes: Family-to-Family and Peer-to-Peer

Wednesdays | January 24, 2024 – March 13, 2024 | FPC Classrooms

Peer-to-Peer | 6:30 PM – 8:30PM | nami-sat.org/peer-to-peer
Family-to-Family | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM | nami-sat.org/family-to-family

Contact: NAMI of Greater San Antonio, 210-734-3349, admin@nami-sat.org

Description: Free, confidential 8-week courses for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery (Peer-to-Peer) as well as for family members of adults living with mental illness (Family-to-Family.) Go to nami-sat.org to register for either class (registration is required.) Registration closes on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, or when classes are filled.

NAMI Walks Event – October Each Year

Please encourage your family, friends, neighbors, and even strangers to join together for the NAMIWalks at the San Antonio Zoo, typically on the first weekend of October each year. Registration and donation opportunities are at nami-sat.org. United, we can bring awareness that mental health is important for all ,whether we meander around to watch the animals eat their morning meal or race around for exercise or just sit on a bench with other advocates. Registration and parking are free, and it is FUN!

Contact NAMI Greater San Antonio at 210-734-3349 or nami-sat.org.

Folks (at FPC) Unite Now – Team Forms Closer to Event

The F. U. N. Team is made up of Covenant Partners, family, and friends of FPC each year. Watch for more information as the event gets closer.

First Presbyterian partners with organizations dedicated to aid in the healing and/or management of various mental illnesses:

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