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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 sound […]

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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 number […]

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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 is doing – and […]