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From Couch to 5k: Living a Healthier Lifestyle

From Couch to 5k: Living a Healthier Lifestyle

Dancing, flu shots, turkey chili, learning how to use a fire extinguisher as well as bone density exams all in one day? That’s right, The Harris Center’s Wellness department hosted it’s annual Health and Wellness Fair in which employees were able to participate in different activities as well as learn about different resources community partners and vendors had to offer.

New Diversion Center will Keep People with Mental Illness out of Jail

New Diversion Center will Keep People with Mental Illness out of Jail

Harris County now has a new resource to help keep people with mental illness out of the Harris County Jail. The new Judge Ed Emmett Mental Health Diversion Center provides law enforcement with a community-based alternative for persons with mental illness who have been picked up for low-level, non-violent offenses such as trespass. The Diversion Center celebrated its ribbon-cutting and dedication October 1, 2018 at 9 a.m.

 

The PES Renovation  - Providing a more suitable space for children and adolescents in crisis

The PES Renovation - Providing a more suitable space for children and adolescents in crisis

The Harris Center Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) located at the NeuroPsychiatric Center (NPC) is one of the major public mental health emergency programs in Harris County. Started in 1999, services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to anyone in Harris County experiencing some type of mental health crisis. 

The Community Training Department - Empowering with knowledge

The Community Training Department - Empowering with knowledge

As The Harris Center’s crisis division, the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) provides services to individuals in Harris County experiencing a mental health crisis.  From its 24-hour Crisis Line to its internationally-recognized collaborations with law enforcement, the CPEP is constantly working to reach those who need help.

Living in Recovery - Picture Progress

Living in Recovery - Picture Progress

What does recovery look like? When you fracture a bone, you get a cast to help it heal. Once the cast is off and you are able to return to normal activities, it is assumed that you are recovered from the fracture. For those living with mental illness, though, recovery is not as simple to define because each person’s journey is unique. The children and adolescents who visit our  Southwest Family Resource Center are illustrating their individual stories of recovery in a colorful and visible way by creating recovery posters. 

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