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Houston police reform advocates seek to bolster resources for mental health interventions
1/10/2021 - Community Impact News

This article is the third and final part of a series exploring Houston’s police reform task force report

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD and the Texas Health and Human Services Continues to Offer the COV
12/28/2020 - The Katy News

 In March 2020, the Texas Health and Human Services launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Operated by the Houston-based The Harris Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Development and Disability  (The Harris Center), the support line continues to offer trauma-informed support and psychological first aid as COVID-19 cases increase and the pandemic brings new challenges during the holiday season.

Support line offers Texans free mental health help amid COVID-19, holidays
12/24/2020 - The Houston Chronicle

This holiday season, COVID-19 concerns and gathering restrictions can leave people feeling lonelier and more anxious, but there is a number Texans can call for free confidential support.

Where to donate in Houston this giving season
12/22/2020 - The Houston Chronicle

The year might be ending, but there's still a lot of need in the Houston area as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues.

ZT Corporate CEO Taseer Badar Joins The Harris Center for Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Board of Trustees
12/9/2020 - Business Wire

The Harris Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Development and Disability (The Harris Center) announced today Taseer Badar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Houston-based private equity firm ZT Corporate, has joined its Board of Trustees, effective immediately. 

10 Ways Houstonians Can Find Help Right Now
12/8/2020 - Houstonia Magazine

Get back on your feet with these organizations.

From Consolidation to Innovation, Behavioral Health Executives Share Their 2021 Predictions
12/8/2020 - Behavioral Health Business

In 2020, the COVID-19 emergency turned the behavioral health industry upside down, impacting everything from reimbursement and revenues to service delivery and demand itself.

‘Pandemic within a pandemic’: Mental health issues surge during pandemic in Houston area
12/8/2020 - KPRC Local 2

The Houston Health Department’s new hotline to address mental health issues during the pandemic has received hundreds of calls since launching in October.

13 Investigates 'safer ways' for homeless to get mental health, addiction help
11/25/2020 - ABC13

When Jason Cavitt started feeling hopeless again, his family said the 40-year-old thought the best way to get help for his addiction and mental health struggles was to get arrested again.

‘Groundbreaking’ New Center Tackles Homelessness, Serious Mental Illness with Unique Model
10/8/2020 - Behavioral Health Business

Homelessness and mental health issues often go hand-in-hand, making it hard for behavioral health providers to successfully solve one of those problems without also addressing the other. And now, COVID-19 has complicated things even further.

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