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‘It saved my life’ | Harris County program diverts low-level offenders with mental illness from jail to treatment

December 13, 2019

Published: 9:14 PM CDT June 26, 2019 Updated: 9:22 PM CDT June 26, 2019 By Shern-Min Chow KHOU 11 More than a third of inmates at the Harris County jail are taking psychotropic medications. A year ago, the county began a program to divert low level offender with mental issues from jail to treatment. The jail more »

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Sweet tooth? Shop at a one-day cake shop to help those facing mental illness

Oct. 21, 2019 Updated: Oct. 22, 2019 1:31 p.m. By Tracy Maness Houston Chronicle According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in 25 Americans faces serious mental illness in any given year. The Depressed Cake Shop Houston is slated to be held Sunday, Nov. 3, at Silver Street Studios, located at 2000 Edwards St. more »

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NAMI Applauds FCC Leadership On 9-8-8 Crisis Number

12/11/2019 NAMI This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a more »

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Preventing And Preparing For A Mental Health Crisis

Dec. 09, 2019 By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, NYCPS-P, CPRP NAMI My experience during my crisis made me feel worse than my illness itself. Three armed police officers and two paramedics pounded on my door, entered my small apartment, checked my vitals, strapped me into a wheelchair, forcibly removed me from my home, and escorted more »

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New grant will fund free mental health screenings in Houston area public schools

November 8, 2019

Oct. 31, 2019 12:24 PM CDT By Emma Whalen Community Impact Newspaper Thousands of Houston area students will see increased mental health access thanks to a four-year, $4 million grant awarded to the city of Houston, officials announced Oct. 30. Beginning in spring 2020, students in Houston, Pasadena, Spring and Sheldon ISDs as well more »

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