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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

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

State of Mind Event Opens Up Dialogue on Mental Health
Local filmmaker Nate Araya wants to elevate the conversation
"...in 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

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
"...to 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

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

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

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

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

Point Austin: A Blueprint for Mental Health
The Mayor's Task Force issues its report, but the real work is yet to come
"...to 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

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

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

Reinvest Money in Mental-Health Care and Education
"...He said he would like to have his daughter mentally evaluated. Helping the less fortunate is one thing, and..."

Feb. 25, 2009 Postmarks

'Inconsolable: How I Threw My Mental Health Out With the Diapers'
Marrit Ingman's new memoir: an excerpt

Sept. 30, 2005 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Waterloo Counseling Center Will Become a Program of Texas Health Action Alongside Kind Clinic
THA announces vision to combine sexual and behavioral health services
"...Today Texas Health Action announced Austin’s Waterloo Counseling Center will become a..."

Aug. 24, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

Amplify Austin 2015: Mental Healing
Bringing action to mental health awareness
"...For some people, the term “mental illness” is just a phrase you might hear used..."

March 4, 2015 News Post by Tamar Price

The War on Women's Health
To attack Planned Parenthood, lawmakers undermine health care ... and promote more abortions
"...seeking to reallocate funds designated to provide basic women's health care services, the dust was settling. Conservative Republicans claimed..."

April 22, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Dirty South Sex Ed Offers Inclusive Health Information
Irma Garcia educates Black & Indigenous communities & people of color
"...educator Irma Garcia works to spread unbiased, inclusive sexual health information for Black, Indigenous, and people of color here..."

May 16, 2020 News Post by Gianni Zorrilla

The Future of Health Care?
Dell and Central Health "re-think" the way we provide – and pay for – health care
"...printed reports on the patients' overall physical and emotional health. Most of the latter were derived from prior questionnaires..."

March 24, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

AIDS Services of Austin Is Now Vivent Health
Transition enhances services for people affected by HIV/AIDS
"...that serves people affected by HIV/AIDS, is now Vivent Health. With locations in Colorado, Missouri, Wisconsin, and now Texas,..."

April 16, 2020 Events Post

Empowering Queer People of Color Through Health and Wellness
allgo holds its second annual health fair
"...In its efforts to expand health care access to queer people of color, allgo is..."

March 23, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Mikaila Rushing

Sexual Health and Wellness Nonprofit Texas Health Action Opens Third Kind Clinic in Austin
South Austin clinic will be first Kind Clinic with an on-site pharmacy
"...Austin-based nonprofit Texas Health Action opened its third Kind Clinic in Austin on..."

Oct. 29, 2020 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

The State of Trans Health Care
Gender affirming care in Austin is improving. But by how much? And how far must it still go?
"...comes down to training. In Central Texas, medical and mental health care providers often receive little to no instruction..."

April 14, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Dell Medical Is Bringing Health Care to the Homeless
UT school forms a street team
"...chances for a safe life derailed by physical and mental illness that does not improve once on the street...."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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