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Suicide Care Initiative aims to connect Texans with the right resources

September 18, 2019

Posted: Sep 4, 2019 / 10:19 AM CDT / Updated: Sep 4, 2019 / 07:42 PM CDT By Steffi Lee KXAN https://www.kxan.com/news/texas-works-to-reduce-suicide-among-young-adults-and-veterans/ AUSTIN (Nexstar) — 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. The 39 local mental health authorities in the state will more »

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How to improve mental health resources for students: Austin community weighs in

Posted: Aug 28, 2019 / 03:57 PM CDT / Updated: Aug 31, 2019 / 06:09 AM CDT By Alyssa Goard KXAN https://www.kxan.com/save-our-students/how-to-improve-mental-health-resources-for-students-austin-community-weighs-in/ AUSTIN (KXAN) — Wednesday, in a gymnasium on a campus of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin, a group of panelists who don’t always work side by side exchanged thoughts on the most pressing challenges and more »

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NAMI Statement On Release Of U.S. Presidential Candidate Positions On Mental Health And Addiction

8/27/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Statement-on-Release-of-U-S-Presidential-Candidate-Positions-on-Mental-Health-and-Addiction Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal more »

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What It Feels Like To Be In Psychosis

By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/What-it-Feels-Like-to-be-in-Psychosis I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features when I was 25 years old. My mental health journey unraveled my life to the point where I nearly died. An entire year, spanning most of 2005, drove me entirely out of reality. It remains extremely difficult to explain how something more »

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Expert: The Impact of Texas’ $745 Million Investment in Mental Health

August 14, 2019

July 28, 2019 By Erin Peavey D Magazine https://healthcare.dmagazine.com/2019/07/28/expert-the-impact-of-texas-745-million-investment-in-mental-health/ Texas state lawmakers just wrapped up the 86th legislative session, and as a part of their work, they approved $745 million for the construction of mental health facilities specifically designed to improve the lives of Texans receiving treatment. That’s an investment our country desperately needs. In the United more »

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