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Harris Co. program lowers jail costs, population but cuts out punishment
11/14/2019 -

Harris County is booking hundreds fewer offenders since the Judge Ed Emmett Mental Health Diversion Center opened in September 2018.

Rethinking 911: Are Police The Right Response When Mental Illness Is Involved? Advocates Say No
10/28/2019 -

On a September day in 2017, police were called to a red brick multi-family home on Pratt Avenue in the Eastchester section of the Bronx. They went to perform a “wellness check” at the request of a landlord who was concerned about his tenant.

The Harris Center mentioned in Mundo Latino TV
10/18/2019 -

Training Coordinator Consuelo Martinez and Communications Specialist Jazmin Almanza shared about the services The Harris Center provides (minute 35:45)

How do you find therapy in Houston?
10/11/2019 -

Experts say there are a number of factors to keep in mind when picking a Houston-area mental health professional, such as office location and specialties.

As part of The Mayor's Challenge and National Suicide Prevention Month, Mayor Turner joins local active military and veterans organizations to raise awareness and promote programs that support veterans and their families
9/16/2019 -

MCOT Program Director Sarah Strang provided an interview after the press conference to share about the supports The Harris Center offers

Houston Wants To Raise Awareness Of Veteran Suicides — And Provide Help
9/6/2019 -

The city is participating in an initiative by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. National statistics indicate that 20 veterans die by suicide every day.

Suicide Care Initiative aims to connect Texans with the right resources
9/4/2019 -

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is launching the Suicide Care Initiative across the state to offer additional training for local mental health providers. 

Top 25 Innovators - Wayne Young, CEO, Harris Center for Mental Health
8/21/2019 -

 CEO Wayne Young was named among the top 25 innovators by Modern Healthcare.

Behind the hotline, counselors and others ready to help at the Harris Center
8/5/2019 -

Reaching out for help is often difficult, even more so when you are in a crisis. 

Texas County Pilots Telehealth Crisis Response Program
2/26/2019 -

News article about the Tele-Psychiatry Program. Ann MacLeod, Dr. Vinay Kapoor and Wayne shared with the reporter about this innovative program. 

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