Category: Advocates

Texas – Treatment Advocacy Center

Getting your loved one help in Texas: In a psychiatric emergency, the more you know about your state’s laws and treatment options, the better prepared you will be to respond in the most effective way possible. These resources will help: Essential information on who may initiate proceedings leading to mandatory treatment State standards for emergency […]

Texas continues efforts to get mental healthcare to underserved areas

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Mental health issues in populations can lead to increased crime, increased poverty and lower health conditions. Texas mental health resources are scattered throughout the state and rural and inner city areas are undeserved. Most areas in Texas do not have an acceptable number of mental health professionals and access, according to industry […]

Hope For Mental Health

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) – There is no shame in having a mental illness. That’s the message a new local support group is sending to the families, friends and caretakers of loved ones with mental health issues. Tim and Karen Carr started Hope for Mental Health after their daughter was diagnosed a couple of years […]

Unsung Hero: Student a voice for mental health

Purdue graduate student selected for Dean Betty Nelson Service Award Nichole Ramirez wants people struggling with mental illness to know they are not alone. Ramirez, a doctorate student from El Paso, Texas, studying engineering education at Purdue University, said a stigma surrounds mental illness. That’s why, she said, it’s important to raise awareness, especially on college campuses, where one […]