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Mental Health Hotline Open to All Texans During Pandemic
5/21/2020 - NBC Dallas

There's a new hotline open to Texans battling the secondary health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic: the strain on mental health.

The Texas Health and Human Services department is running the COVID-19 crisis hotline as an outlet for moments of crisis or just a listening ear.


New Harris Center COVID-19 Support Line Offers Comfort Across the Lone Star State
5/21/2020 - Houstonia Magazine

The hotline is free and operational 24/7.


Quarantine Anxiety: Do you or someone you love need help?
5/13/2020 - KPRC Local 2

The impact of the coronavirus is taking a mental health toll on so many. More people are taking anti-anxiety medication and experts believe it could get worse.

How do you know if you might need help? What about someone you love? We are here to help.


Doctors seeing major increase in anxiety, depression among patients amid COVID-19 pandemic
5/12/2020 - KHOU 11

Mental health care professionals and others in the medical community are seeing the coronavirus pandemic take its toll on their patients.


Strong demand for mental health support in Houston area
5/12/2020 - KPRC Local 2

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t just caused physical pain and suffering. It’s also taken quite a toll on the mental health of thousands of Texans.

The COVID-19 crisis is taking a mental toll. Anxiety and anger over the potential infection, job loss, and isolation are showing up in calls for help with mental issues. 5/12/2020


Mental health hotline is helping Texans navigate the pandemic
5/11/2020 - Brownsville Herald

Within the first month of its launch, the state’s new mental health support line received nearly 2,000 calls from Texans in 100 counties who were struggling with fears of getting sick, feelings of isolation from social distancing and anxiety over a crashing economy caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


Mental health hotline helping Texans navigate COVID-19 pandemic
5/8/2020 - Texas Tribune

The Harris Center, a health authority in the Houston area, and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission — which had seen a 500% jump in traffic to its webpages on mental health and substance abuse resources — joined forces and provided the service to callers statewide March 31.


We’re Living in Traumatic Times Thanks to Coronavirus, So Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself
4/28/2020 - Houstonia Magazine

Houston mental health experts discuss how the pandemic is affecting our brains, and what that means.


Mental health organizations see increase in demand as COVID-19 crisis continues
4/28/2020 - The Houston Chronicle

Health, financial security, and a multitude of other anxieties can corrode mental health during the novel coronavirus pandemic. These factors have combined to create a spike in people seeking mental health resources in the greater Houston area.


High school friends team up to give cookies to area hospital
4/28/2020 - Fort Bend Star

An executive for BP Oil’s Houston office, Butler also runs Missouri City-based bakery DB Delectables, while Long is a data systems manager for the Harris Center for Mental Health. They said they took a break from their jobs April 7 and teamed up to deliver 700 cookies and treats to the staff at CHI St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital, where Long’s sister, Dawn, works as a nurse.


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