Lee Shapleigh
Division Chief
(915) 546-8160

DOWNTOWN OFFICE
500 E. San Antonio
5th Floor, Suite 503
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2050
Fax (915) 546-2133

Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

YSLETA ANNEX OFFICE
9521 Socorro Rd.  Suite A-3
El Paso , Texas 79927
Phone (915) 858-2239
Fax (915) 858-0631

Monday-Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm


NORTHEAST ANNEX OFFICE
4641 Cohen St. Suite D
El Paso , Texas 79924
Phone (915) 759-7990
Fax (915) 858-0631

Monday-Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

NORTHWEST OFFICE
435 E. Vinton Rd., Suite B
Vinton, Texas 79821
Phone (915) 886-1075
Fax (915) 546-2133

Monday-Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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County Attorney

  • Mental Health Unit
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  • The County Attorney Mental Health Unit represents the State of Texas in mental health and intellectual disability commitment hearings and advocates on behalf of consumers of mental health and intellectual disability services regarding the delivery of those services in our community.
  • Specifically, the Mental Health Unit:
  • Advocates for access to high quality mental health and intellectual disability services;
  • Facilitates inter-agency collaboration for the development of solutions to problems in the mental health system; and
  • Trains peace officers, medical professionals, social workers, guardians and others on how to access emergency mental health services. 

A member of the Mental Health Unit chairs the Inter-facility Task Force to foster inter-agency collaboration to solve problems in the mental health system

Additionally, the office participates on the Jail Diversion Committee in trying to come up with ways to divert the mentally ill from jail and otherwise assist in matching them up with needed services be they follow up care for their mental health or housing or other services.

If you, a family member, or someone you know is in need of mental health services call the Local Crisis Hot Line at EHN 915-779-1800 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 877-562-6467 or visit the EHN website at www.ehnelpaso.org

If you are able to get the person in need of help to EHN, the local mental health authority, for in-person screening go to 1601 Yandell, El Paso, Texas, 79902