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Texas To Get Funds To Improve Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Texas Health and Human Services is getting a financial boost from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline aimed to help more Texans get the mental health help they need… The other organizations that receiving grant funds are the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, Integral Care in Travis County and Emergence Health Network in El Paso County.


State Capital Highlights: Hegar transfers excess revenue into rainy day, highway funds 

Grant to enhance Lifeline - Health and Human Services plans to contract with four local mental health authorities to implement the grant in March 2020: The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD; Integral Care (Travis County); MHMR of Tarrant County; and Emergence Health Network in El Paso County.


Texas County Pilots Telehealth Crisis Response Program 

News article about the Tele-Psychiatry Program. Ann MacLeod, Dr. Vinay Kapoor and Wayne shared with the reporter about this innovative program. 


Resources for Santa Fe students, parents as classes resume 

HOUSTON - For students and parents in Santa Fe, every day since the shooting has been an emotional battle. Even small tasks, like going to the school to get backpacks, have a heightened sense of anxiety...


Newsmakers for Jan. 7: Mental health help for Harvey victims 

HOUSTON - As we start 2018, the challenges created by Hurricane Harvey remain.

The recovery process is still slow for some and stressful for all. That’s where Texans Recovering Together can help those dealing with problems that can lead to serious mental health concerns...


How do you talk to your kids about the Vegas shooting? 

HOUSTON--The mass shooting in Las Vegas has added another horrific moment to the American history books.

Today, October 3 is the 274th day of the year and according to the Gun Violence Archive, in 2017 there have been 273 mass shootings and counting...


County mental health agency hires new CEO 

The agency in charge of Harris County's indigent mental health services has selected a Fort Worth administrator as its new CEO, the first change in its top leadership in a quarter century.

The trustee board for the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, formerly known as the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority, Tuesday voted to hire Wayne Young, senior vice president of behavioral health for the Tarrant County Hospital District.


Houston Harvey victims tending to their mental health needs during suicide prevention month 

HOUSTON -- When Annie Woodard's Sunnyside home flooded out, she went to Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church in southeast Houston for shelter and supplies. But what she found, was someone to talk to...


Texas Prisoner Responds To Theory That He’s Responsible For Galveston Serial Murders 

Houston Matters recently brought you the story of two investigators who have a theory as to who might’ve killed eleven young women in and around Galveston in the 1970s...


Harris County needs more funds to address scope of mental health concerns 

“The good news is, in a world that has become very partisan and very uncivil in terms of politics, everybody agrees mental health is an issue we can all work on,” Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said.


Texas falls short on mental health access, spending 

As part of the program, the county works with law enforcement to identify individuals with multiple arrests who have potential behavioral health issues. Instead of booking them again in the county jail, individuals are referred to health care professionals for medical care.


Baylor moves aspiring psychiatrists into new classroom: Harris County Jail 

Psychiatric residents treat inmates as part of new program. The Harris Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Developmental Disorder, a county agency formerly known as MHMRA that serves the jail, received $60,000 in new state money to fund a correctional psychiatry rotation with Baylor College of Medicine residents, making the jail a sort of unorthodox teaching hospital.


Why (and when) outsourcing security makes sense 

Offloading security strategy and day-to-day operations to a managed security service provider can free up IT resources. But be prepared: It’s not an entirely hands-off proposition.