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COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line Helps Thousands of Texans
9/20/2021 - HHCS

Since it launched in March 2020, HHSC’s COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line has helped Texans gain access to mental health services during the pandemic.

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD operates the line, using staff who are trained in crisis counseling and can connect callers with the 39 local mental and behavioral health authorities throughout the state.


Holmusk signs agreements with UTHealth and The Harris Center
8/18/2021 - First Word Med Tech

Holmusk, a leading global data science and health technology company building the world's largest Real-World Evidence (RWE) platform for behavioral health, has signed data license agreements with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (The Harris Center) in Harris County, Texas.


Local program helps arrested people with mental illness
7/23/2021 - KPRC

A local program aims to divert people with mental illness from the Harris County jail to a center for mental health treatment. 


Hispanics, Latinos face challenges with mental illness
7/9/2021 - KPRC

People can seek treatment at places like The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD. “We do have case managers, physicians, therapists who are Spanish speaking.” said director of Business Operations Ana Philip. 


Tarrant County’s largest mental health center? The jail. Why that’s about to change
5/28/2021 - Fort Worth Star Telegram

"... At the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD in Harris County, more than 80% of the people who go to the diversion center were picked up for trespassing, CEO Wayne Young said."


Impact of racial violence, police brutality on mental health in communities of color
5/25/2021 - Fox 26 Houston

For mental health hotlines and resources in the region, please call The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD at 713-970-7000.


Organization provides mental health help and services to the community
5/17/2021 - Univision Houston

Dr. Muzquiz discussed the importance of caring for your mental health along with some of our important programs such as the crisis line and Project CHANGE.


Black Mothers Know the Toll of Gun Violence
5/12/2021 - New York Times

The impact of gun violence on Black families.  The Harris Center’s own Suicide Care Initiatives Program Manager WyKisha McKinney is featured in this story along with several other amazing and brave moms. 


New Program Seeks to Help Those in KC Most At-Risk for Recidivism
5/11/2021 - Kansas City News

"We're constantly working towards a viable solution to address the rate of recidivism amongst people that fall into the co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse category,” said Judge Carter, who is overseeing the KC Second Chance Program.


Speak Your Mind Podcast: Autism Awareness Month
4/30/2021 - Speak Your Mind

In today's episode, we are bringing light to Autism Acceptance Month for the month of April. Listen in as we sit down with Amanda Willis, Practice Manager here at The Harris Center with our IDD Clinical Services and Kristin Prichard, Licensed Professional of the Healing Arts with IDD Intensive Needs.


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