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Texas Demand for Mental Health Resources Soars During Pandemic

June 6, 2020

May 12, 2020 By Karina Kling Spectrum News https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2020/05/13/texas-demand-for-mental-health-resources-soars-during-pandemic AUSTIN, Texas — As the coronavirus pandemic persists, you might be experiencing fear, grief, even loneliness. Layoffs, self-isolation and adapting to a new normal are just a few factors that people are struggling with. Crisis hotlines across Texas are seeing a jump in calls. “I think more »

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Why Is APD Responding To Mental Health Crises Like Violent Crimes?

June 4, 2020 By Michelle Raji Texas Observer https://www.texasobserver.org/mauris-desilva-austin-protests-police/ If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  Scientist Mauris DeSilva focused on one of the trickiest parts of the body to heal: the brain. After getting his doctorate in biomedical engineering, DeSilva worked at labs in Florida more »

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Google Partners With NAMI To Create An Anxiety-Disorder Self-Assessment

5/28/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/Google-Partners-with-NAMI-To-Create-an-Anxiety-Disorder%C2%A0Self-Assessment Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7) that helps evaluate a person’s level of anxiety. After taking the questionnaire, Google will point users to more »

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The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

Jun 1, 2020 By Jessica Walthall NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2020/The-Evolution-of-the-Mental-Health-Movement As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, let alone talk about, mental illness. People with mental illness and their families were left in the dark, afraid that sharing their experiences could negatively more »

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Texas demand for crisis mental health resources soars during pandemic

May 12, 2020

April 17, 2020 By Dave Boucher The Dallas Morning News https://www.dallasnews.com/news/investigations/2020/04/17/texas-demand-for-crisis-resources-skyrocket-amid-coronavirus-concerns/ Anxiety about the coronavirus pandemic and an inability to pay bills are among factors driving more Texans to seek crisis mental health services, state and private organizations say. On March 31, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission launched a hotline specifically for those more »

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