Mental Health e-News (June 2016)
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A Statement from
Susan Fordice, President and CEO

Mental Health America of Greater Houston joins the nation in mourning those who died and those who were injured in the attack on the Orlando night club. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones, and the community.

We recognize the trauma of this horrific act has left people outraged, emotional, and sensitive as they deal with loss, personal fears and anxiety of such an atrocity. Organizationally, we are also reminded of the many stigmas of this case, including the correlation between people with mental illnesses and violence.  Read the Full Statement >>

New Officers, Board Directors Introduced at 2016 Annual Meeting
On June 2nd, Mental Health America of Greater Houston hosted its Annual Meeting and Reception at the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center located on the historic River Oaks estate, Bayou Bend—the former home of our founder, Miss Ima Hogg.  Pictured (l to r): Michael Jhin, 2015 Board Chair, Gwen Emmett, 2016 Board Chair,   Diane Scardino, Board Director, Andrew Keller, Ph.D., the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute  Read More >>
MHA of Greater Houston Receives BridgeUp at Menninger Model Grant

The David and Helen Gurley Brown Trust and The Menninger Clinic, one of the nation’s leading mental healthcare systems, announced an inaugural $1 million in grants awarded to seven Greater Houston recipients. The grants will establish BridgeUp at Menninger, an innovative model that integrates evidence-based social and emotional learning programs into after-school initiatives to help vulnerable students succeed in school and beyond. This funding is made possible through a $7.5 million grant awarded to Menninger by the Brown Trust.

Mental Health America of Greater Houston and ProUnitas, Inc. are partnering with the Kashmere Community Council to deliver after-school programming that includes recommendations from the Harris County School Behavioral Health Initiative, such as support groups, restorative justice circles and mentoring.  The program will benefit students and teachers at Key Middle School and Kashmere High School.    Learn More About BridgeUp at Menninger >>

VBHI and Friends Kick off Veterans Court Volunteer Drive With BBQ  
On Friday, May 27, the Veterans Behavioral Health Initiative at Mental Health America of Greater Houston along with The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, Wounded Warrior Project, Lone Star Veterans Association, U.S.VETS-Houston and The Mission Continues hosted its first volunteer drive and barbeque at Lone Star Veterans Association.   We appreciate the cooking team, our guests and our partner organizations for making this happen.
It’s No Secret That Men Don’t Typically Like Going To The Doctor
Generally speaking, men tend to put off regular visits with physicians until they really need it, and don’t have the same frequency of visits as women, but since June is Men’s Health month, Mental Health America of Greater Houston wants to encourage men to learn more about mental health and talk to their healthcare provider about the effects mental health has on their overall health and wellbeing.
Learn More About Men's Health >>
Upcoming Workshops,
Professional Trainings & Events

MHA of Greater Houston is your one-stop resource for mental health education and training, advocacy events and integrated health care learning opportunities. 
View Monthly Calendar >>

Reverse Happy Hour

Thursday, June 30th
7:00 - 9:00 PM | Smart Casual Attire
$35 per person includes:
Appetizers + Two Drinks (Cash bar available)

For More Details and Tickets  >>

2016 Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium Registration is Open!
For the 14th year, Texas will host one of the nation’s largest suicide prevention events on August 4th at Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, San Marcos, Texas. National subject matter experts are slated to address many of the highest priority suicide prevention topics.   Learn More and Register >>

Basic Training - Veteran Peer Mentoring Class
Are you looking for a way to get engaged with the veteran community? Are you veteran interested in becoming a mentor to fellow vets in need of support?  Register For Next Class  >> 

Volunteer With Us
Come volunteer on Friday morning July 15th with Hope Farms, a Houston-based, non-profit urban agriculture education project from Recipe for Success. Volunteering is open to all veterans, families and friends.  For More Details >>

Print, Order and Share Mental Health Resources 
The Guide is a listing of mental health resources in Greater Houston and Harris County that are low-cost and/or affordable. It features resources for Children/Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults/Elderly and Veterans, and identifies several resources for Spanish speakers. The Guide is widely used and distributed by schools, hospitals, clinics, mental health professionals and call centers.  Order Free Copies Here >> 
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Making A Difference in Mental Health
Mental Health America of Greater Houston, a United Way of Greater Houston Agency since 1958, enhances the mental health of all Houstonians and improves the lives of those with mental illnesses through collaborations, education, outreach and advocacy. 
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