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In The News: NAMI Greater Houston

October 7, 2015

Officials last week announced the launching of an app that can be used by veterans to get information on services.
The app — which can be downloaded on smartphone and tablets — was described as a tool that will help veterans get a variety of services faster.
“This app is a great way for Texas veterans to instantly access information and connect with other vets,” said Suzanna Hupp, associate commissioner for veteran services of the Texas Health and Human Services.
“Every Texas veteran,

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  • Texas Strives To Lure Mental Health Providers To Rural Counties
  • In her third year of medical school, Karen Duong found herself on the other side of Texas. She had driven 12 hours north from where she grew up on the Gulf Coast to a panhandle town called Hereford. “Hereford is known for being the beef capital of the world,” she says, laughing. “There’s definitely more cows than people out there.” It’s even named after a breed of cattle. Out here, there aren’t many people who provide mental health care. In fact, there
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week October 4-10, 2015
  • View the MIAW 2015 Website Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the first full week of October, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. We believe that these issues are important to address year round, but highlighting these issues during Mental Illness Awareness Week provides
  • Annual Member Meeting-October 17th
  • October 17, 2015 – October 17, 2015 50 Waugh Dr.
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    Map and Directions | RSVP HERE Description: Please plan to attend our major citywide meeting with a special screening of the Mental Health Channel (think of it like the Discovery Channel, only online and focused solely on mental health and wellness). Learn the story behind this initiative, which originates in Houston, and experience its engaging and enlightening episodes. After the Mental Health Channel presentation, NAMI Greater Houston will hold
  • Governor rebuts allegations Scientologists played role in mental health veto
  • AUSTIN – After Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed a bill allowing emergency-room patients to be temporarily detained by doctors who think they may be dangerously mentally ill, attention centered on one headline-inducing entity that wanted the measure dead. “Meet Scientology’s favorite GOP governor,” blared Salon. Newsweek wrote, “Critics Link Texas Governor to Church of Scientology.” Both cited opposition from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, co-founded by the Church of Scientology as a check on psychiatric practices. It was first highlighted in a
  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
  • September 2015 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people and is often the result of mental health conditions that effect people when they are most vulnerable. Suicidal thoughts and
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