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Texas agency proposes new rule limiting housing options for homeless people with criminal records

November 17, 2020

November 10, 2020 By Payton Weidman CBS 19 https://www.cbs19.tv/article/news/local/texas-agency-proposes-new-rule-limiting-housing-options-for-homeless-people-with-criminal-records/501-fce1af8b-882c-41d8-bd7a-980ce50eeca3 TYLER, Texas — Supportive housing developments help to reduce homelessness and provide services to those in need. A proposal by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs would make it harder for certain people to access affordable housing. The agency plans to block prospective tenants more »

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Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas focus on mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

November 14, 2020 By Tiffany Liou WFAA https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/girl-scouts-northeast-texas-mental-health-covid-19-pandemic-ok-to-say-campaign/287-d0f74e24-24b8-4038-aada-4479a321b75f DALLAS — Mental health is an important part of the conversation when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas aren’t shying away from it. “I am very worried for the girls,” said Jennifer Bartowski, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. more »

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When You Have an Anxiety Disorder, Courage Is Subjective

Nov 4, 3030 By Gina Perkins https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/When-You-Have-an-Anxiety-Disorder-Courage-Is-Subjective “I’m dying. Right here on this sidewalk. Alone. I’m going to die.” That was the narrative running through my mind during my first panic attack when I was 20 years old. I had been enjoying dinner with my family at an Italian restaurant, when out of nowhere the more »

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During Open Enrollment, Be Sure To Review Your Health Plan Options

11/2/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/During-Open-Enrollment-Be-Sure-to-Review-Your-Health-Plan-Options Nov. 1st began the annual enrollment period to get health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, or you need to renew your plan, make time to review your health plan options before open enrollment ends on Dec. 15th. Some companies advertise health plans that don’t cover mental health or substance use care more »

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COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line Offers Confidential Help

October 8, 2020

Sep 16, 2020 By Claudia Alvarez Patch https://patch.com/texas/north-austin/covid-19-mental-health-support-line-offers-confidential-help PFLUGERVILLE, TX — As the effects of the pandemic continue impacting communities, residents experiencing stress, anxiety or emotional changes are reminded Texas Health and Human Services offers a 24/7 COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line to help Texans struggling during the current public health crisis. Free and confidential counseling services are available more »

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