formerly Mental Health Association in Texas

Mental Health America of Texas is the state's leading source
for mental health information, education and advocacy.

 

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formerly the Mental Health Association in Texas (English/Spanish)

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Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium
Coming Together To Care-Register Today!

June 7-8, 2007
Doubletree Hotel * Austin, Texas
*CEU's Available!

Symposium Overview:

  • Annual Meeting of Texas Suicide Prevention Council
  • Program Sustainability Training for Local and
    State Suicide Prevention Groups
  • Special Meeting & Training for Crisis Line
    Directors and Staff
  • Meeting for Survivors and Presentation on Facilitating Survivor Support Groups
  • Screening of film: Jumping Off Bridges &
    Panel Discussion
  • Question, Persuade & Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Instructors Meeting, Updates &
    Cross-Site Evaluation Training
  • Overview of Suicide Prevention Programs for Youth
  • Exhibits
  • School Programs – TeenScreen, Jason Foundation, Yellow Ribbon, QPR (Question, Persuade & Refer) and SOS (Signs of Suicide)
  • Primary Care Programs
  • Faith-Based and Community Programs
  • Special Populations – Juvenile Justice, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
  • Media Guidelines and Closing

CLICK HERE FOR SYMPOSIUM
INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER!


For more information, contact:
Mary Ellen Nudd, Symposium Coordinator
menudd@mhatexas.org


Public Policy Update


INVISIBLE CHILDREN'S PROJECT
Community Toolkit


In any given year, an estimated 3.1 million adults in Texas are diagnosed with some form of a diagnosable mental health disorder. Many of these people are also parents of minor children. Children of parents with a mental illness have been described as a largely ‘invisible’ population at increased risk of developing mental and physical health problems which can affect their development and impaired their ability to function at work, school, and in the community.

Working With People Who Have a Mental Illness

Caring For Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Read the Press Release

View the Invisible Children's Project Home


Operation Healthy Reunions


Mental Health America is proud to champion Operation Healthy Reunions, a first-of-its-kind program that provides education and helps to bust the stigma of mental health issues among soldiers, their families, and medical staff to ensure that a greater number of military families receive the prompt and high-quality care they deserve.

In partnership with the leading military organizations, Mental Health America distributes educational materials on such topics as reuniting with your spouse and children, adjusting after war, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Visit the Operation Healthy Reunions site...

Women's Mental Health

Depression: What Every Woman Should Know

A fact sheet that describes the symptoms of depression and the reasons why women are more likely to suffer depression. Factsheet in English

Depresión: Lo Que Toda Mujer Debe Saber

Un folleto con datos que describe los síntomas de la depresión y las razones por que el riesgo de sufrir depresión es mayor para las mujeres que para los hombres. También disponible en español


SUICIDE PREVENTION:
COMING TOGETHER TO CARE:
A Suicide Prevention
Toolkit for Texas Communities

View the 2006 Toolkit Now!

About the Bilingual Publication
"Understanding Suicide: The Basics"


Comprender el Suicidio: Lo Fundamental

View the English Version of
"Understanding Suicide: The Basics"
in the 2006 Toolkit


CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKIT


About the 2006 Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Toolkit

View the 2006 Toolkit Now!

For More Bilingual Spanish/English
Mental Health Public Information
for Parents, Families and Professionals

www.ParentingInformation.org (English)
www.InformacionParaPadres.org (Spanish)


WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL ILLNESSES?

Public awareness increases a community's understanding of mental illness and reduces the stigma that keeps many people from seeking help. Mental Health America of Texas formerly the Mental Health Association in Texas encourages
individuals to learn more about the social, health and economic impact that mental illnesses are having on individuals, families and communities.

Read the full press release

The social, health and economic impact
of mental illnesses on Texas
View the Landmark Mental Health Report

Find Community Mental Health
Services in Your Area


Mental Health and Men


Hear>>>Rene Ruballo and
Hear>>>Jimmy Brown


Hear More Real Men Speak About Their Mental Health

Depression is a serious but treatable medical condition - a brain disease - that can strike anyone, including men.
In America alone, over 6 million men have depression each year.

Recognizing and preventing men's health and mental health problems is not just a man's issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men's health is truly a family issue.

Mental Health America of Texas formerly the Mental Health Association in Texas encourages men to take care of their mental health and physical health equally.


Hear >>>Rodolfo Palma-Lulión

Visit the Men and Depression website:
http://menanddepression.nimh.nih.gov/


TEXAS PARENTS AS TEACHERS



Parents as Teachers is an award-winning, early childhood parent education program which supports the parent in their role as their child's first and most influential teacher.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TXPAT

DEPRESSION HELP

Press Release
National Depression Screening Day

For more Depression Information

Find Community Mental Health
Services in Your Area



Can't Afford
Your Medication?


Prescription Assistance Program May Help


LANDMARK REPORT CALLS FOR REFORMS OF STATE’S MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM

The state's leading advocates for people with mental illness today released a landmark report documenting the economic and human costs of failing to prioritize mental health care and proposed a comprehensive agenda for improving the lives of the 4.2 million Texans who live with mental illness, the families who care for them, and the taxpayers who foot many of the bills.

VIEW PRESS RELEASE

VIEW STUDY BROCHURE

VIEW THE LANDMARK STUDY


ADVOCATE Newsletter Online

WINTER '07 ADVOCATE NEWS
FALL '06 ADVOCATE NEWS
SUMMER '06 ADVOCATE NEWS
SPRING '06 ADVOCATE NEWS
WINTER '06 ADVOCATE NEWS

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quarterly newsletter BY MAIL please send your name and mailing address to: mhainfo@mhatexas.org

A Website that
Addresses Stigma in the Texas Workplace

TexansWorkingTogether.org

TexansWorkingTogether.org profiles Texas leaders who have not only dealt with serious mental illness themselves or in their immediate family, but they also had the courage to tell their stories.

Preview the site and become
our partner by linking to the site.

Nursing Home and Older Adult
Depression Toolkit

In a unique collaboration, Mental Health America of Texas formerly the Mental Health Association in Texas and the TMF Health Quality Institute has developed a one-of-a-kind toolkit that nursing home staff can use to improve the assessment and treatment of depression in nursing home residents.
The Depression Toolkit is an educational resource that will guide staff in better assessment and treatment of depression in nursing home residents. TMF Health Quality Institute (TMF) is formerly known as the Texas Medical Foundation.
View AND Use the
Nursing Home Depression Toolkit

Musicians supporting mental health.

VISIT MPOWER


Andrea Yates found
"Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity"


©2007, Mental Health America of Texas, formerly the Mental Health Association in Texas,
is the state's leading source for mental health information, education and advocacy.
It is an original affiliate of the national organization, Mental Health America and
state outreach partner for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).