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Be Well, Be Connected – Mental Health


Be Well, Be Connected is committed to providing access to quality mental health care. Our program is for students, ages 9-17, from five Houston-area school districts and serves youth who are at high risk for developing serious emotional disturbances (SED). We offer direct services and family support in their homes. See our brochure.


Who Do We Serve?


Be Well, Be Connected offers access to mental health care for youth ages 9-17. Eligible youth include students from five Houston-area school districts, as well those who are referred from the community. School-based screenings, referrals, home and community-based services are provided. Direct services are offered to youth who are experiencing disruption and interference in their lives from serious emotional disturbances (SED), including first episode psychosis and services include family support that is offered in their homes and communities.

Our therapists can work with you and your family to help you:

  • Understand how the way you think may affect your behavior
  • Learn how to effectively cope with unpleasant emotions
  • Manage difficult situations and improve life satisfaction

Services We Provide


Be Well, Be Connected is a collaboration between the City of Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and several other medical organizations, that serves school-age youth who need help with their emotional and mental well-being.

With our support, you can receive:

  • School-based assessments for signs of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other potential issues
  • Referral to highly qualified professionals, including psychiatrists, counselors and primary care physicians
  • In-home services for serious emotional disturbances
  • Additional community resources
  • Telemedicine consultation in an online format
  • Evidence-based therapies for emotional disturbances

What Problems Can I Get Help with?


The purpose of the Be Well, Be Connected program is to connect school-age youth, age 9-17, to high-quality professional and medical help in a broad variety of situations, including:

  • Challenges in Relationships: student is argumentative with friends, teachers, or family members; may have sudden changes in friendships or romantic relationships; or may have notable disinterest in previously important relationships
  • Changes in Behavior or Mood: student is sad or angry, cares less about school, friends, or activities, changes in how they talk or think or becomes isolated.

How to Contact Us?


Students can get connected by calling or emailing us directly. Students and parents can also ask their pediatrician, primary care, or other doctor to make a referral.

Teachers, counselors, school administrators, and coaches can also call us to make a referral.

Our phone number is 713-798-2567 and our email is BeWellBeConnected@bcm.edu.

Please note, if a student is experiencing an immediate crisis, please call 911 and have them transferred to the nearest emergency center.

Our Mission

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)