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Where parents and students in Texas can turn for help with mental health concerns

February 27, 2021

Jan 13, 2021 By Aliyya Swaby The Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2021/01/13/texas-schools-mental-health-resources/ Over the last year, Texas children have experienced higher rates of clinical depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation as the pandemic leaves them socially isolated, scared and uncertain about the future. Some already grappled with mental health challenges. Others experienced them for the first time. Pediatric more »

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She answered honestly about mental health. Then the state revoked her driver’s license.

Feb 4, 2021 By Dillon Collier KSAT https://www.ksat.com/news/defenders/2021/02/05/she-answered-honestly-about-mental-health-then-the-state-revoked-her-drivers-license/ Kathy Francis said her troubles with the Department of Public Safety started in March 2019, while applying to renew her driver’s license. “Let’s get this handled, because I’m a rule follower,” said Francis, recalling the conversation she had with her wife. The couple lives in rural Bandera more »

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NAMI Seeks Participants For Survey On Lived Experience Of Borderline Personality Disorder

2/18/2021 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2021/NAMI-Seeks-Participants-for-Survey-on-Lived-Experience-of-Borderline-Personality-Disorder NAMI is working with a clinical research partner that is interested in learning more about the lived experience of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to improve future research on the condition. To support this person-centered research, NAMI is conducting a Virtual Advisory Panel — an online platform for participants to anonymously answer a more »

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The Many Impacts of Self-Stigma

Feb 08, 2021 By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/February-2021/The-Many-Impacts-of-Self-Stigma The mental illness label is one of the most stigmatizing. Most people with mental illness face stigma at some point from external sources, whether from friends, family members, employers or health care professionals. However, what’s even more damaging is when we internalize that more »

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East Texas health professionals concerned about mental health effects from pandemic

January 25, 2021

January 7, 2021 By Victoria Lara KLTV https://www.kltv.com/2021/01/07/health-officials-concerned-about-mental-health-effects-pandemic/ TYLER, Texas (KLTV) – While a vaccine will fight off physical symptoms of COVID-19, health officials are concerned about a deeper issue they expect will outlast the pandemic — mental health. A Gallup poll from last month shows Americans mental health is the worse it’s been in more »

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