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Athletes Need Treatment For Mental Health Issues As Much As Sore Ankles

Posted on · Mental health issues are common among athletes and are just as important to treat as physical injuries, according to a Houston-area sports psychologist and sports medicine specialist.

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Comedy Concert Benefits Veterans and Their Service Dogs

Posted on · Some things in this world are incredibly complicated. Others are simple. Take military veterans and mental health. We don’t always know when a veteran is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Some seek out help from the V.A. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) only to experience delays. Some struggle so much they end up homeless. Others […]

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Houston Event Spotlights Suicide Prevention Research, Programs in Texas

Posted on · More than 800 people from across Texas are gathering in Houston today (Aug. 18, 2015) to discuss suicide prevention. The 11th Annual Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium is co-presented by the Texas Suicide Prevention Council and Mental Health America of Texas. The event features suicide prevention research and programs, along with discussions of what are called “postvention” – actions taken […]

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Ben Hall Mayoral Candidate Interview: Tuesday’s Show (August 18, 2015)

Posted on · For the next several Tuesdays on Houston Matters, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the city of Houston. We continue on this edition with Ben Hall. He’s a former city attorney who previously ran for mayor in 2013, losing to Annise Parker. […]

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Professor Calls for More Discussion of Suicide on Campus

Posted on · For college students, suicide is the second leading cause of death, after traffic accidents. That’s according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Two suicides of University of Houston students in recent months prompted communication professor Temple Northup to write a Houston Chronicle article calling for more discussion of the issue on campus. Northup joins […]

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Safety v. Privacy, College Suicide and The Flatlanders: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Posted on · Harris County Commissioners Court is approving District Attorney Devon Anderson’s nearly $2 million plan to purchase hundreds of body cameras for Houston police officers and Harris County sheriff’s deputies. Calls to equip law enforcement with body cameras come in the wake of the police shootings in Missouri and Indiana. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss […]

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Preventing Suicide: Houston Psychologist Discusses Dealing with Mental Illness

Posted on · Tonight at 8, Houston Public Media TV 8 will present a special edition of Pioneers of Television, remembering the late Robin Williams. The actor and comedian died of an apparent suicide last month. His death, and others like it, nationally and locally, have brought the subject of suicide front and center. We learn what Houston is doing – and […]

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Recycling and Race, Suicide Prevention, and the Flower Garden Banks: Houston Matters for Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Posted on · Texas Southern Professor Robert Bullard argues Houston has a long history of locating landfills and incinerators – and their pollution – in mostly African-American and Latino neighborhoods. Now, some worry history could repeat itself, as a result of the One Bin For All recycling program. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear those concerns from […]