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Mental Health Crisis Plan Still Lags Behind Austin’s Needs
Trying to change how the emergency response apparatus handles mental health calls
"...Last summer, a report from the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute looked into how Austin's emergency response..."

July 17, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Rep. Doggett Secures $2M for Central TX Mental Health Data Map
"One-stop shop" slated for clinicians, policymakers, and nonprofits to understand the landscape of mental health
" federal appropriations for the new Central Texas Community Mental Health Sur­veil­lance Collaborative, a project that aims to create..."

April 1, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

I’m Not Okay: LA’s Weathers Discuss Mental Health and Writing Music During COVID
An interview with the soundtrackers of millennial burnout
"...2016’s hit single “Happy Pills” and continues to champion mental health awareness in their sophomore album, Pillows & Therapy,..."

Sept. 24, 2021 Music Post by Clara Wang

Largest Mental Health Care Provider in Austin Plans Layoffs
Integral Care could cut up to 5% of positions
"...Integral Care, the largest provider of mental health services in Travis County, is planning to lay..."

Aug. 17, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

State of Mind Event Opens Up Dialogue on Mental Health
Local filmmaker Nate Araya wants to elevate the conversation
" the Age of Communication, but the topic of mental health doesn’t always seem to. Young Austin filmmaker Nate..."

Nov. 7, 2018 Events Post by Shalavé Cawley

Selena Gomez Sparks Mental Health Conversation at SXSW
The star talks embracing treatment, Girl, Interrupted, and a new app
"...Emmy-nominated actress Selena Gomez discussed the importance of prioritizing mental health in everyday life...."

March 10, 2024 SXSW Post by Miranda Garza

Mental Health Care in Your Pocket
Journal to Save Your Life launches fundraiser for app development
"...program. Now, founder Holly Werstein plans to take her mental health initiative mobile...."

Aug. 5, 2016 Screens Post by Annamarya Scaccia

Food Industry Field Day to Raise Awareness for Mental Health
HEARD fundraises for support groups in Republic Park on Oct. 28
" the steadily growing eradication of the stigma around mental health issues...."

Oct. 28, 2019 Food Post by Lina Fisher

Beside the Point: Making Mental Health a Priority
We don't spend enough time looking at how untreated mental illness is contributing to crime
"...I've been struck by how frequently the topic of mental health comes up. It's not because anyone is trying..."

Oct. 16, 2015 News Column by Amy Kamp

Opinion: Sex Ed Is Not the Enemy – It’s Mental Health Care
We can help our communities lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives by increasing access to reproductive health resources
"...of us were raised with different attitudes toward reproductive health care and information – if we were raised with..."

Oct. 7, 2022 Column by Isabella Verratti

Depressed Cake Shop Aims to Make Talking About Mental Health Delicious
NAMI Central Texas, local bakers inspire important conversations
"...but the Central Texas branch of National Alliance on Mental Illness aims to slice through the notions of mental..."

May 6, 2022 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

Mental Health Care Meltdown
The mental health care system for Austin and Travis County is increasingly overwhelmed, with no relief in sight.
"...Austin Police Department mental health officers Art Fortune, Joel Pridgeon, and Sgt. Jeff..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Austin Women Dispelling Stigma and Moving Mental Health Issues Forward
From Sheriff Sally Hernandez to state Rep. Celia Israel, local women are changing the conversation
"...I didn't do that." The stigma of suicide and mental illness caused a snowball effect in Ranus' family. First,..."

July 5, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

How Austin Handles Mental Health Emergencies
Police, EMS, and Integral Care work together to serve people in psychiatric crisis
"...brings someone to the Judge Guy Herman Center for Mental Health Crisis Care, they're greeted in a clean, white,..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

AISD’s Therapy Provider Struggles to Meet Demand Amid Mental Health Crisis
Students and parents find help is out of reach
"...District had hired Gramercy Specialty Clinic as its new mental health services vendor until Decem­ber 2021, almost a year..."

April 15, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

With Mental Health Diversion Center Forthcoming, Sheriff Still Wants More Humane Jail Facilities
Can healing happen in jail?
"...Hernandez has made improving mental health care in jail one of her top priorities..."

Dec. 29, 2023 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Mental Health Care Meltdown: Is There Room for Hope?
Austin police and mental health advocates make recommendations for patching Travis County's tattered safety net.
"...Will Travis County's mental health care system take flight or remain mired in..."

April 4, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

New Mental Health Court Aims to Increase Treatment While Reducing Jail Stays
Nick Chu will take over the court Oct. 1
"...much of their time to developing new routes for mental health diversion – instead of sending folks to jail,..."

Sept. 27, 2023 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

Point Austin: A Blueprint for Mental Health
The Mayor's Task Force issues its report, but the real work is yet to come
" plow through the "Final Report" of Mayor Wynn's Mental Health Task Force, released last week. It's a dispiriting..."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Mental Health by the Numbers:
A statistical summary of mental health care in Texas.
"...Texans with mental illness: 3.1 million..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature

SXSW EDU Takes on School Board Wars and Mental Health on Campus
Speakers take on top educational problems, March 7-10
"...challenges facing education in a post(ish) pandemic world. From mental health to remote learning, there's hardly a topic at..."

March 4, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Texas Lege Preview: Guns! Mental Health! Can the Lege Decide?
In the wake of Uvalde massacre, lawmakers float weapon restrictions, new programs
" public – pivots to promise to instead improve mental health services that could keep troubled young men (mostly)..."

Jan. 13, 2023 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Low-Cost Mental Health Services in Austin
Overwhelmed? Finding help doesn't have to be hard.
"...From individual to group counseling, there are several low-cost mental health service providers in the Austin area. Some entities..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Features Feature by Beth Sullivan

Focusing on Mental Health at the Capital City Black Film Festival
The online version of the fest becomes a celebration of healing
"...had made it a personal mission to focus on mental health."..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Luv Doc: A Mental Health Problem
We should all be deeply ashamed that we have let things go this far
"...Last week another 26 people were killed by a mentally ill man with a legally purchased assault weapon. This..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

Finding Funds for School Mental Health
Foundations help save 16 campus-based clinics
"...More than a dozen campus-based mental health care facilities that were facing closure in the..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Panel Recap: Therapy 2.0: Mental Health for Geeks
Dr. Keely Kolmes talks about Information Anxiety
"...when the telephone was new? Has the definition of mental health changed? How do we define mental health?..."

March 19, 2009 SXSW Post by Rebecca Farr

Layoffs at County’s Largest Mental Health Provider Approved by Board of Trustees
Nurse describes “sloppy and dysfunctional” leadership
"...Integral Care is the largest provider of mental health care services in Travis County and it plays..."

Sept. 1, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Art Heals Festival Aims to Eliminate HIV, Mental Health Stigma Through Artwork
Black, queer-led event highlights healing creative space
"...Festival, a multidisciplinary arts festival put on by local mental health awareness organization Whatsinthemirror, creators living with HIV or..."

Sept. 28, 2022 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

Mike & Sherry Project Supports the Mental Health of Austin Hospitality Workers
When things get tough, the tough get help from Mike & Sherry
"...Counseling (back in March of 2019) to support the mental health of people working in Austin's restaurants and bars...."

May 13, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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