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Mental health reform has a chance of success

The House puts aside a budget of $152 million to fund the mental health reform, around $95 million for a committee’s recommendations. Rep. Four Price introduced around 20 bills dealing with mental health issues. Major mental health reform will be a reality in Texas if House leaders have any say about it. Last session, House […]

This incredibly cheap house was 3D printed in just 24 hours   

An on-site house 3D printed in Russia offers a glimpse into what the future of construction might look like. Apis Cotr, 3D printing specialists based in Russia and San Francisco, say the walls of the building were printed and painted in just 24 hours. 3D printing a home usually involves creating the parts off-site and […]

Texas has a serious mental health problem

There are a lot of upsetting numbers laid out in the new report on mental health from the Texas Judicial Council, chaired by Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht. Texans who experience serious mental illness in a given year: 1 million Texans with substance use disorders: 1.6 million Emergency room and justice system costs to […]

First-of-its-kind facility in Central Texas moves forward to address homelessness and mental health issues

Rendering courtesy of Integral Care’s Housing First Oak Springs Austin—Integral Care announced today that it will soon break ground on Housing First Oak Springs, a multi-story permanent supportive housing community, developed on the principles of Housing First, an approach designed to address the needs of homeless individuals with mental illness. Construction is slated to break ground […]

Local state senator files bill to help recruit psychiatrists to Texas

AUSTIN – A local state senator has proposed a measure that could help Texans get mental health treatment faster. The following is a press release from Senator Charles Schwertner’s office: Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed SB 674, legislation requiring the Texas Medical Board (TMB) to create an expedited licensure process that would allow out-of-state […]

Restoration Center: San Antonio’s answer to mental health

SAN ANTONIO — The plan was simple: instead of arresting the mentally ill for crimes, treat them for their illness. Keep them out of the jails and emergency rooms and instead provide them with a one-stop shop where they can be treated with psychiatric care, counseling and rehabilitation. The plan in this Texas city was to help […]

San Angelo Clubhouse to continue work in new home

The old Float 404 Tapas Bar building is getting new tenants. The San Angelo Clubhouse, a nonprofit program under the umbrella of the MHMR Services of the Concho Valley, is setting up a members-only clubhouse for adults with mental illness. “It’s new to San Angelo, but it’s an organization that has been around for 70 […]