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Tightness of the chest, breathing problems, and other disturbing effects of a time bomb exist inside of you. Your boss has just asked you to sit in on an important meeting where you have no idea of its purpose so you panic. Anxiety attacks your system in segments, but you try to swallow it all […]
After spending a year away from the court receiving treatment for depression and bipolar disorder, 18-year-old Ty Groce is prepared to showcase his basketball talents once again. “I have never felt better,” Groce, who received a scholarship to play at Northeastern University but transferred closer to home to Eastern Michigan University (EMU) to take care […]
Jonny Benjamin, who was suicidal, managed to complete the marathon with the stranger who talked him down from a bridge when he was at his lowest point. The two were elated as they finished the race together. Neil Laybourne, the “stranger on the bridge”, said “what an amazing experience!” as they ran the last mile.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo said Saturday that the Legislature should increase funding for mental health for police officers, adding this is likely to be a tough issue to tackle ahead of a tight-fisted legislative session. “It’s something that I’m starting the conversation for,” Acevedo said. “Doing this is not about being punitive. It’s […]
Mental illness and substance misuse touch every demographic group, but there are disturbingly strong correlations between poverty, mental illness, and harmful substance use. My mood began to fluctuate rapidly between manic and depressive episodes when I was sixteen. Looking back, I’m sure I expressed symptoms of other mental health problems, especially anxiety, even earlier. Based […]