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Jan 09, 2018

Houston To Get New Public Mental Health Hospital — The First In 30 Years

Dr. Jair Soares joins Houston Matters to tell us how this new hospital will be different from what already exists in Greater Houston and how it will affect the mental health needs of area residents. Soares is the chair of UTHealth's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and he's the executive ...
Jan 04, 2018

City rolls out new mental health initiative

The city's Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney announced a new mental health initiative on Tuesday that aims to help people with severe mental illness who have been accused of a crime receive treatment instead of jail time. Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan Porter announced he is ...
Jan 03, 2018

Mental Health Colorado CEO: We need more emphasis on early intervention

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Human Services is ramping up its support of co-responder programs that place mental health professionals alongside police, when officers are handling calls related to people in a mental health crisis. Those programs are intended to keep jails and prisons from ...