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Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy Makes The Case For Transforming Mental Health (May 6, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How the former Congressman's own challenges with addiction and bipolar disorder have informed his advocacy for a stronger mental health care system, why Fort Bend County Judge KP George voted against a plan to distribute COVID-19 relief funds, and we meet the city's new poet laureate.

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How The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Is Affecting Houston (April 14, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: How the pause in distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is affecting Houston, the week in politics, maintaining good mental health amid the pandemic, and a competition of youth accordion players.

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Friday’s Show: Managing Coronavirus Anxiety (March 13, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Managing stress and anxiety related to the coronavirus outbreak, how the virus is affecting area nonprofits, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and a Houston couple who inspired a Tony Award-winning musical.

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Full Show: Mental Health And Mass Shootings, The Weekly Political Roundup, And Houston Restaurant Weeks (Aug. 7, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: The Menninger Clinic's new president, the role of mental health in mass shootings, the weekly political roundup, highlights from Houston Restaurant Weeks, and answers from a local astronomer.

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Integrating Mental Health Treatment Into After School Programs

Posted on · In June, the David and Helen Gurley Brown Trust awarded the Menninger Clinic a grant for $7.5 million to develop after school programs. But these programs won’t focus on academic achievements. They’ll seek to improve kids’ social and emotional learning — skills that help create and maintain good relationships, develop empathy, set goals and make […]

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Should You Tell Your Employer About Your Mental Illness?

Posted on · We all know what "coming out" means, but what if we shifted our thoughts on that? Mental illness, whether we like it or not, still has a social stigma attached to it. So what happens if a person decides to "come out" at work as having depression or schizophrenia or social anxiety — or any […]

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Monorail, Code Red Report, and Social Media Impact on Mental Health: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Posted on · Business is bustling in neighborhoods near and along Westheimer toward Post Oak Boulevard. A lot of people work and shop in the Uptown/Galleria area, River Oaks, and surrounding communities. That also means a lot of traffic. A variety of ideas have been floated over the years to address such traffic snarls, including the idea of […]

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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 […]