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.
How coronavirus could affect suicide rates in Greater Houston
4/21/2020 - Community Impact News
Suicide rates, which had been on the rise long before the coronavirus pandemic, could continue to increase because of it, according to Cammy Hazim, southeast Texas area director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Leadership Conversations: The Harris Center
4/17/2020 - Lifesize
We spoke with Wayne Young, CEO of The Harris Center, about how his organization uses the Lifesize platform to deliver personalized care and consultations to their clients.
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.