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How Does Texas Compare to Other States on Mental Health

May 16, 2019

April 10, 2019 By Tony Kerns 92.9 NIN https://929nin.com/how-does-texas-compare-to-other-states-on-mental-health/ Where do you think the Lonestar State stands compared to other states on access to mental health help and the prevalence of mental illness? The idea of mental health is a touchy subject in society, with many believing mental health isn’t taken seriously enough, while others more »

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Solitary confinement worsens mental illness. A Texas prison program meant to help can feel just as isolating.

April 23, 2019  12 AM By Jolie McCullough The Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2019/04/23/texas-prisons-solitary-confinement-mental-health-program/ Prisoners who volunteered for a mental health diversion program say promises of therapy and time out of their cells weren’t fulfilled. And Texas prison officials aren’t regularly tracking success rates — even as they ask lawmakers to fund an expansion of the program.

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NAMI Celebrates Extraordinary Record Of Growth & Announces New Leadership

4/14/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Celebrates-Extraordinary-Record-Of-Growth-Announces-New-Leadership Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family. “For forty years, NAMI has worked to build better lives for people affected by mental illness. Mary’s work in this pursuit has propelled the mental more »

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CBT For Psychosis: Approaches Families Can Use

Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching more »

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Texas Senate approves priority mental health bill

March 14, 2019

The Texas Senate on Tuesday gave unanimous approval to a bill designed to identify children with mental health needs and direct them to treatment before they can harm themselves and others. Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, said her bill was inspired by the Santa Fe school shooting as part of a comprehensive response to improving more »

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