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10 Ways Houstonians Can Find Help Right Now
12/8/2020 - Houstonia Magazine

Get back on your feet with these organizations.

From Consolidation to Innovation, Behavioral Health Executives Share Their 2021 Predictions
12/8/2020 - Behavioral Health Business

In 2020, the COVID-19 emergency turned the behavioral health industry upside down, impacting everything from reimbursement and revenues to service delivery and demand itself.

‘Pandemic within a pandemic’: Mental health issues surge during pandemic in Houston area
12/8/2020 - KPRC Local 2

The Houston Health Department’s new hotline to address mental health issues during the pandemic has received hundreds of calls since launching in October.

13 Investigates 'safer ways' for homeless to get mental health, addiction help
11/25/2020 - ABC13

When Jason Cavitt started feeling hopeless again, his family said the 40-year-old thought the best way to get help for his addiction and mental health struggles was to get arrested again.

‘Groundbreaking’ New Center Tackles Homelessness, Serious Mental Illness with Unique Model
10/8/2020 - Behavioral Health Business

Homelessness and mental health issues often go hand-in-hand, making it hard for behavioral health providers to successfully solve one of those problems without also addressing the other. And now, COVID-19 has complicated things even further.

City, county partner on COVID-19 homeless rehab center
10/7/2020 -

The City of Houston and Harris County are making an effort to help a community that has become one of their most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Houston, Harris County each pledge $5 million to mental health center for homeless
10/2/2020 - Houston Chronicle

The city of Houston and Harris County each invested $5 million in a new respite and rehabilitation center for people experiencing homelessness.

Houston To Launch COVID-19 Mental Health Support Program
9/30/2020 - Houston Public Media

The program — called “Let’s Beat COVID-19: Health Education, and Support Services,” or HESS — launches Thursday, and includes a support hotline, virtual support groups, and other resources, according to the city’s health department.

Dallas on Forefront of Nationwide Effort to Fix Problems with Mental Illness, Criminal Justice System
9/25/2020 - NBCDFW

Dallas Deflects, a model based off of The Harris Center's Jail Diversion program, is set to launch in the coming weeks. Featured in the story is our Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Young.

Mental health minute: Police training for mental health crises
9/22/2020 - KHOU-TV Ch. 11

Of the nation's roughly 18,000 police departments, only about 3,000 get specialized training in handling mental health crisis calls...

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