TOTA Mental Health Resource Center 
The TOTA Mental Health Resource Center provides a wealth of information for OT practitioners in mental health. It includes assessments, interventions, and links to additional appropriate resources for inpatient, outpatient, community, and school settings. The Resource Center also contains videos, downloadable PDFs, and other information for OTPs working with adults, children, and adolescents. 

To access the TOTA Mental Health Resource Center, you must create a username and password for TOTA's Learning Management System (LMS) Teachable. This username and password will be separate from your TOTA account.  
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TOTA Mental Health Advocacy Efforts 
On May 22, 2024, Claudette Fette, OTR, PhD, Cynthia Hoskins, OTR,MOT, DBH, CCTS-I, Judith Joseph, OTR, MA, CDRS, and Sally Harris King, COTA  were invited to present the Role of Occupational Therapy in Mental and Behavioral Health to the Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (SBHCC).  The meeting was recorded and you can view the video clip below. ⬇️ 
Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (SBHCC) Recorded Meeting

TOTA is a proud member of the Texas Coalition of Healthy Minds 

TCHM member organizations are actively involved in many areas of behavioral health; we are focused on eliminating the stigma surrounding the various diagnoses of mental illness and substance use disorders, working to achieve parity for treatment and insurance, and creating equal access to the continuum of care. We believe Texas should have a fair and compassionate criminal justice system, and develop housing options for people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.


 TOTA Mental Health Resource Center
AOTA's Mental Health Resources
Information on Veterans' Mental Health
Mental Health Texas


The Adhoc Committee has been dissolved and is transitioning into a mental health special interest group (SIS).  If you are interested in helping to form this SIS group, please contact us at [email protected]

 “Our distinct value for people living with severe mental illness includes our deep understanding of functional performance in the areas of play and leisure, rest and sleep, ADLs and IADLs, and work. If we are not in community mental health, many who need our support will not have access. We have specific skills to support participation in occupations that they need and will not receive without occupational therapy’s ability to serve them in the community”. Claudette Fette, OTR, Ph.D.