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Documentary ‘Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness’ airs on PBS

Posted on · Executive producer Ken Burns presents both the unbearable obstacles faced by those who live with mental disorders and their hope for a better life in a two-part series airing tonight on all PBS platforms and TV 8 at 8 pm CT. Today, the filmmakers of the series and local mental health experts help shed a light on the mental health crisis among America’s youth.

Houston Matters

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 […]

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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 […]