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Texas lawmakers are prioritizing mental health for school safety. But advocates worry about stigma.

April 9, 2019

March 19, 2019, 12 AM By Marissa Evans The Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2019/03/19/advocates-warn-mental-health-legislation-not-enough-prevent-shootings/ Mental health is at the forefront of gun violence prevention conversations among Texas legislators this session, but advocates for people with mental illness are wary of that focus. After the Santa Fe High School shooting in May that left 10 dead and 13 others wounded, more »

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Behavioral health firm plans to build 48-bed Central Texas hospital

Posted: Mon 11:56 AM, Mar 18, 2019  |  Updated: Tue 6:35 PM, Mar 19, 2019 By Staff KWTX https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Behavioral-health-firm-plans-to-build-48-bed-Central-Texas-hospital-507305171.html WACO, Texas (KWTX) Oceans Healthcare, with 16 facilities in three states, will break ground Thursday for the 48-bed Oceans Behavioral Hospital in Waco. The company says the hospital at 5931 Crosslake Parkway near Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest more »

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Four Lessons From Four Years Of Therapy

Apr. 01, 2019 By Laurie Katz https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/Four-Lessons-From-Four-Years-of-Therapy I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow student on more »

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NAMI Joins 16 Patient Groups To Protect Access To Health Care

4/2/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-16-Patient-Groups-to-Protect-Access-to-Health-Care Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the more »

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Proposal would add more mental health education for Texas students

March 14, 2019

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — A proposal in the Texas Legislature aims to provide more mental health education for public school students in the state. The legislation authored by State Rep. Shawn Thierry, D-Houston, would encourage school board trustees in districts across the state to appoint a health care advisory council to make recommendations for those districts. more »

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