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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.


New county initiative hopes to provide services to keep homeless, substance users and mentally ill out of jail
4/27/2021 - Austonia

Travis County officials announced plans to build a diversion center that will connect homeless people and those with substance use disorders and mental illness to housing, healthcare and jobs outside of a jail setting.


Harris County Sheriff's Office 2020 Special Projects Annual Report
4/22/2021 - Harris County Sheriff's Office

Collaboration is central to the way we lead. We work closely with residents, advocacy groups, nonprofits, law enforcement agencies and mental health care centers, such as The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD.


Texas County Expands Tele-Crisis Response Program
4/13/2021 - Psychiatric News

One hundred and fifty deputies—including many training officers—in the Houston region now have access to mental health specialists via iPads as part of the countywide expansion of the Clinician and Officer Remote Evaluation program.


Closing the gap in healthcare
4/12/2021 - Business Chief North America

Wayne Young has spent his entire career working in the field of behavioral health. Wayne is passionate about the planning and delivery of large-scale behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities services to a population who rely upon safety net systems of care.

This article can also be found in Healthcare Global Magazine and Technology Magazine.


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