Philip Grantham counts on his meds and his MHMRA doctor to stay straight. Too bad Texas is slashing funding.
Places all over Houston want Trevor Falk and pitch the wonders of community life. He is 24 and has Down syndrome, which makes him a hot commodity for private group homes.
The managing attorney for Advocacy Inc., a group that represents the rights of the disabled, went over to the Villas on Winkler this afternoon to check on the disabled residents there. Attorney Sarah Guidry was escorted out by security guards as soon as she mentioned she’d like to talk to any of ... More >>
Even though Alexander Hatcher is bipolar and schizophrenic, he wasn't given his meds for his first three months in jail. He got in fights with the guards. Now he's sentenced to prison for a long, long time.
Physically disabled young adults who weren't supposed to live this long find themselves hemmed in by an unprepared heath care system
Two men went into a walled-in courtyard at a mental hospital. One came out alive.
Mario Vidaurre never attracted much good attention in his 41 years of life – at least not after his teenage years when he was a featherweight boxing champ in Louisiana. He had a family who loved him, but that wasn’t able to keep up with his increasing insanities due to his “schizophrenia wit ... More >>
Exploring the rights and wrongs of independent life for the mentally ill
Parents plead with the state not to shut down the state schools for the mentally retarded. But it looks like a done deal.
Steve Chesser went to MHMRA for help. Sent home from its emergency clinic without medicine or therapy, he shot his and killed himself. Diagnosis: A mental health care system in free fall.
Forcing all the retarded from institutions may not be in anyone's best interests
Disabled activists take businesses to task over accessibility