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In The Media

As part of The Mayor's Challenge and National Suicide Prevention Month, Mayor Turner joins local active military and veterans organizations to raise awareness and promote programs that support veterans and their families
9/16/2019 -

MCOT Program Director Sarah Strang provided an interview after the press conference to share about the supports The Harris Center offers


Houston Wants To Raise Awareness Of Veteran Suicides — And Provide Help
9/6/2019 -

The city is participating in an initiative by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. National statistics indicate that 20 veterans die by suicide every day.


Suicide Care Initiative aims to connect Texans with the right resources
9/4/2019 -

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is launching the Suicide Care Initiative across the state to offer additional training for local mental health providers. 


Top 25 Innovators - Wayne Young, CEO, Harris Center for Mental Health
8/21/2019 -

 CEO Wayne Young was named among the top 25 innovators by Modern Healthcare.


Behind the hotline, counselors and others ready to help at the Harris Center
8/5/2019 -

Reaching out for help is often difficult, even more so when you are in a crisis. 


Texas County Pilots Telehealth Crisis Response Program
2/26/2019 -

News article about the Tele-Psychiatry Program. Ann MacLeod, Dr. Vinay Kapoor and Wayne shared with the reporter about this innovative program. 


Resources for Santa Fe students, parents as classes resume
5/29/2018 -

HOUSTON - For students and parents in Santa Fe, every day since the shooting has been an emotional battle. Even small tasks, like going to the school to get backpacks, have a heightened sense of anxiety...


Newsmakers for Jan. 7: Mental health help for Harvey victims
1/4/2018 -

HOUSTON - As we start 2018, the challenges created by Hurricane Harvey remain.

The recovery process is still slow for some and stressful for all. That’s where Texans Recovering Together can help those dealing with problems that can lead to serious mental health concerns...


How do you talk to your kids about the Vegas shooting?
10/3/2017 -

HOUSTON--The mass shooting in Las Vegas has added another horrific moment to the American history books.

Today, October 3 is the 274th day of the year and according to the Gun Violence Archive, in 2017 there have been 273 mass shootings and counting...


County mental health agency hires new CEO
9/28/2017 -

The agency in charge of Harris County's indigent mental health services has selected a Fort Worth administrator as its new CEO, the first change in its top leadership in a quarter century.

The trustee board for the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, formerly known as the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority, Tuesday voted to hire Wayne Young, senior vice president of behavioral health for the Tarrant County Hospital District.


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