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The PES Renovation  - Providing a more suitable space for children and adolescents in crisis

The PES Renovation - Providing a more suitable space for children and adolescents in crisis

The Harris Center Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) located at the NeuroPsychiatric Center (NPC) is one of the major public mental health emergency programs in Harris County. Started in 1999, services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to anyone in Harris County experiencing some type of mental health crisis. 

The Community Training Department - Empowering with knowledge

The Community Training Department - Empowering with knowledge

As The Harris Center’s crisis division, the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) provides services to individuals in Harris County experiencing a mental health crisis.  From its 24-hour Crisis Line to its internationally-recognized collaborations with law enforcement, the CPEP is constantly working to reach those who need help.

Living in Recovery - Picture Progress

Living in Recovery - Picture Progress

What does recovery look like? When you fracture a bone, you get a cast to help it heal. Once the cast is off and you are able to return to normal activities, it is assumed that you are recovered from the fracture. For those living with mental illness, though, recovery is not as simple to define because each person’s journey is unique. The children and adolescents who visit our  Southwest Family Resource Center are illustrating their individual stories of recovery in a colorful and visible way by creating recovery posters. 

The Coffeehouse - Brewing a fresh new you

The Coffeehouse - Brewing a fresh new you

For many of us, the chance to sit down and visit with family and friends over a cup of coffee is a cherished tradition.  Whether the conversation is about work, hobbies or the latest reality television show, it is a way to form and maintain connections with others.

Interpretation Services - Sharing understanding, spreading hope

Anyone who has lived in Houston for a little over a week has come across people who speak a language other than English. As one of the most diverse cities of the world, Houston is home to people from all the continents, and a substantial portion of them are not fluent in English. These individuals make up a significant amount of Harris Center clientele. 

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