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For People Struggling With Mental Health, ‘Social Distancing’ Can Be More Difficult
4/16/2020 - Houston Public Media

Social distancing guidelines, recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent the spread of COVID-19, could cause more psychological distress on those who already suffer from mood disorders and other mental health issues.

Feeling stressed? How positive reframing may help
4/10/2020 - KPRC Local 2

Many of our lives have been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. Some of us are parenting and working from home. You may be worried about you or someone you love getting sick. We are in is a stressful time.

Crisis concerns coming into Harris County hotline
4/6/2020 - KPRC Local 2

Since March 18, the Harris Center for Mental Health has been taking calls from across Texas.

They’ve found many of us are experiencing abnormal amounts of anxiety, fear, and feelings of isolation.

New statewide support line for mental health needs related to COVID-19
4/2/2020 - KLTV

Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.

Watch our interview with Judge Lina Hidalgo on coronavirus in Texas and its impact on Harris County
3/30/2020 - Texas Tribune

We hosted an interview Friday with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, who discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Houston community.

COVID-19 mental health support line opens to Victoria area
3/25/2020 - Victoria Advocate

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD located in Houston is providing a COVID-19 24/7 mental health support line that covers Victoria.

People with Medicare can now visit doctors from home
3/19/2020 - KPRC Local 2

 There are now more options for people who might need to see a doctor without having to leave their homes.

GCSW Alumna Jennifer Battle Discusses Harris County Crisis Diversion Program and Mental Health
3/4/2020 - University of Houston College of Social Work

As discussions regarding mental health have become more socially acceptable and a frequent topic of conversation, many social workers have been spearheading these efforts throughout their careers. 

Texas To Get Funds To Improve Suicide Prevention Lifeline
12/4/2019 -

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
12/3/2019 -

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.

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