A mission-aligned project to connect young adults with timely and appropriate mental health support.
The Amplify Center is a young adult-specific clinic designed to effectively intervene in mental health challenges that develop during adolescence and young adulthood. The center is part of UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School.
The center is the product of a multifaceted partnership between Austin Community College and Dell Med that strives to improve the quality of life among young people experiencing mental health distress by helping them obtain support grounded in their personal interests and lives — including work, school and relationships.
Building on several years of community engagement, collaboration and input, the pilot phase of the Amplify Center launched in late 2022 at the Austin Community College Eastview Campus, with services available to ACC Eastview students ages 18-29. In addition to offering personalized support and guidance, the center serves as a welcoming space for young adults to visit and connect with mental health professionals. Ultimately, the goal is to expand and replicate this work to support adolescents and young adults, and embedded research — part of a learning health system model — will inform future phases.
The Amplify Center is a program of the Center for Youth Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Dell Med. To create a model of change, the center’s team focuses its work on four critical components of care: awareness, innovation, collaboration and advocacy.
Within the Center
The Amplify Center connects with young adults through their desired and available preference — either in person, over the phone or virtually via video chat. Its services are focused on mild to moderate mental health challenges. For individuals with needs beyond the center’s scope, the center works with its community partners to assist with additional and personalized support.
Need Urgent Help?
If you or someone you know needs immediate help, especially if someone is hurt or in danger, please use the following services. They are available 24/7, year-round.
- Integral Care help line: Call 512-472-4347.
- Suicide and crisis lifeline: Dial 988.
- Emergency services: Dial 911.
- Crisis text line: Send a text message to 741741.