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Spotting the Warning Signs for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Among Teens

Posted on · A community conversation about mental illness and substance abuse among teens will be held Thursday, Jan. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Clear Springs High School in League City. We preview the event, called “Speak Your Mind” by speaking with social worker Melissa Tucker and teenager Matt Ferree, who works with the Gulf Coast chapter […]

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Child Protective Services and Texas Hill Country Wineries: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Posted on · Kristopher Sharp entered the foster care system in Texas when he was 10 years old. Until he aged out of the system at 18, he was placed in 20 different foster homes, mostly group homes. Along the way, he suffered abuse. He says face-to-face visits with Child Protective Services caseworkers were rare. On this edition […]

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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 […]