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13 Investigates: Texas at bottom of national rankings for mental health treatment

August 14, 2019

August 5, 2019 By Ted Oberg ABC13 HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — In his first comments in response to the deadly weekend shooting in El Paso, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott focused on improving mental health care statewide. Speaking at a news conference on Saturday, Abbott told reporters, “I can tell you that perhaps the most more »

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Mental illness may cause early death

Posted: 11:13 PM, July 16, 2019 Updated: 11:13 PM, July 16, 2019 By Arman Azad, CNN Click 2 Houston (CNN) – Around the world, people with mental illness die up to 20 years earlier than the general population, and a comprehensive new report suggests that governments and health care providers must do more to stop the deaths. more »

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults more »

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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

By Lisa Dixon, M.D. Aug. 02, 2019 NAMI It’s no secret that the transition from war to civilian life is not easy for service members or their families. Add mental illness, and the already difficult experience can become a debilitating one. Unfortunately, this situation is very common. A 2014 study showed that nearly one out of four active more »

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Texas governor signs bill requiring mental health curriculum in public schools

July 17, 2019

Posted: Jun 3, 2019 / 09:44 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 3, 2019 / 09:44 PM EDT By Will Armbruster ABC8 News AUSTIN (KXAN) — Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 18, an omnibus bill meant to get more mental health services to students in Texas public schools. Amarillo Republican Representative Four Price and Austin Democratic Senator more »

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