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Construction begins on first public mental health hospital in Harris County in more than 30 years

July 17, 2019

June 26, 2019 Updated: June 27, 2019 4:58 p.m. By Natalie Weber, Staff writer Houston Chronicle https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/health/article/Construction-begins-on-first-public-mental-health-14054220.php The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston broke ground Wednesday for its new psychiatric hospital, the first new public psychiatry hospital in Houston in more than 30 years. The $125 million hospital, built in partnership with the Texas more »

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Responding To Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though. For example, during my first psychotic more »

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NAMI Joins Seven Leading Organizations To Launch Mental Health For US Coalition

6/10/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-Seven-Leading-Organizations-to-Launch-Mental-Health-for-US-Coalition NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.

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VA mental health therapy in your living room

June 26, 2019

June 11, 2019 10:00 am By Todd Goodman VAntage Point Contributor US Department of Veterans Affairs https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/61431/va-mental-health-therapy-living-room/ Veterans receiving care at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas, can now connect to mental health services remotely using a computer, smartphone or tablet. The system, called telemental health, has helped nearly a thousand Houston area more »

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Houston’s New Poet Laureate Plans To Tackle Mental Health Through Poetry

May 29, 2019, 3:14 PM By Catherine Lu Houston Public Media https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/arts-culture/2019/05/29/334915/houstons-new-poet-laureate-plans-to-tackle-mental-health-through-poetry/ During her two-year term as the Houston Poet Laureate, Leslie Contreras Schwartz will teach writing workshops, with an emphasis on outreach to vulnerable populations, especially youth. “Helping people who do direct service for homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, youth in detention, youth going through rehab more »

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