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The coronavirus pandemic has brought a year of grief. A Texas expert tells us how to cope
4/8/2021 - The Houston Chronicle

For many of us, our mental health has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be helpful to talk to someone in times like these, especially if you’re facing anxiety, depression or stress.


Lake Houston-area organizations providing services to disability community offer stability throughout pandemic
4/2/2021 - Community Impact News

While offering virtual services has posed challenges, participation has remained consistent in most programs, said Robert Stakem, vice president of the IDD division at the center.


Speak Your Mind Podcast: EmpowHER - Female Leaders in Mental Health
3/29/2021 - Speak Your Mind

March is Women's History Month! The Harris Center's: Speak Your Mind Podcast recorded a special episode to celebrate Female Leaders in Mental Health. We sat down with Tiffanie Williams Brooks, Director of Child and Adolescent Services at The Harris Center and Carmen Martinez, Director of Development at NAMI Greater Houston to recognize the work they are contributing to their fields. 


Governor Abbott Appoints Keeney to Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports
3/22/2021 - Office of the Texas Governor

Jon Keeney of Taylor Lake Village is the Mayor of the City of Taylor Lake Village. He is a former member of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and former board chair of The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, Interfaith Caring Ministries, and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. 


Alternatives to Policing
3/18/2021 - Harvard Magazine

“We found a number of cities that were doing neat things,” says Roberts. In Texas, Houston and surrounding Harris County law enforcement officials have worked closely since the 1990s with a mental-health organization, the Harris Center, whose clinicians assist officers in responding to crises; clinicians themselves respond to mental-health emergency calls, and the organization serves as a crisis drop-off center for police officers bringing in people who need such support. 


The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Partners with Ascend HR Corp for Chief Medical Officer Search
3/9/2021 - Houston Chronicle

Largest behavioral and developmental disability community center in Texas treats nearly 80,000 patients each year partners with Ascend HR Corp | HR Maximizer Inc on Chief Medical Officer (CMO) search.


Support line available if you feel stress/anxiety over mask mandate removal & the reopening of Texas
3/8/2021 - CW39 Newsfix

The Harris Center has a free 24/7 Mental Health Support Line for Houstonians who might be experiencing anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges, due to the Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order lifting the mask mandate and reopening Texas.


Free mental health support for Houstonians
3/4/2021 - Fox 26 Houston

As the pandemic continues to affect people's mental health, Jennifer Battle, Director of Access for the Harris Center, was featured on Fox 26 this morning to discuss our COVID Mental Health Support Line


Funding Cuts So Deep They Kill
3/2/2021 - Houston Chronicle

In the fall of 2018, Harris County established the Judge Ed Emmett Mental Health Diversion Center, where people picked up on low-level misdemeanors can be sent for mental health support instead of jail.


The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD and the Texas Health and Human Services Continues to Offer the COV
1/14/2021 - Woodlands Online

Texas HHS launched a statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges.


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