Subject:

Harris County Psychiatric Center

  • News

    October 17, 2013

    Why Is It that No One Seems to Be Responsible When a 13-Year-Old in State Care Says She's Been Raped?

    CPS hands off kids to placement companies who send the kids to foster families. Something goes wrong, for example, a 13-year-old girl says she's been raped, and accountability vanishes along the way.

  • News

    September 16, 2010

    Mental Cases

    Philip Grantham counts on his meds and his MHMRA doctor to stay straight. Too bad Texas is slashing funding.

  • News

    December 31, 2009

    Houston's Craziest

    In a one-of-a-kind short list, HPD names the 30 most troubled mentally ill in the city.

  • News

    December 24, 2009

    Holiday Madness

    Looking for quick help, some patients instead found themselves locked in a county mental health unit and not going anywhere.

  • News

    June 11, 2009

    The Recruit

    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.

  • News

    December 11, 2008

    Is Harris County Jail the Place for A Mentally Troubled Teen?

    Laura Howard got tossed into a jail treatment program, but it was the wrong one for someone whose mental health was in tatters

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Father Of Murdered UH Prof Blasts Insanity-Plea Deal

    A new face of injustice in Harris County could soon be James Dewald, Sr., father of the University of Houston professor killed by his wife last year. Dewald repeatedly told reporters this morning that the case has ended in a "miscarriage of justice."Kristen Dewald, who confessed to the murder shortl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    It Wasn't The First Time Wife Had Tried To Kill Her UH Prof Husband

    Kristen Dewald was charged with murdering her husband – a University of Houston professor – about a year ago, and according to new documents filed today, Dewald had attempted to kill her husband with a pair of scissors about three weeks earlier. Officers arrested Dewald for that stabbing, a ... More >>

  • News

    September 18, 2008

    Language Barrier at Child Protective Services

    For the first year, Baby Raymond lived happily with his family. Then the agency took him away and even though his Chinese-American family fought to get him back, they couldn't find the right words

  • News

    August 21, 2008

    Gone to Hell: Mental Illness and Harris County Jail

    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.

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Love Hurts

    Locked in a labyrinth of codependency, Lolly and Roger spend their days warily together

  • News

    February 26, 2004

    Getting Out

    Too scared to leave her house, Sandy has one last chance: a county crisis team that will come to her

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Judging Rory

    Jurist Rory Olsen can put you in a mental institution and cost you hefty court fees. Critics wonder whether he can handle the job. Big deal -- he's a bottom-of-the-ballot Republican.

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    Caring for the Kids

    Plus: Last Seen Wearing..., Punch Lines, Looking Down

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Rx for Failure?

    MHMRA restricts Medicaid services at mental health clinic pharmacies

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Mental Lapse

    Increasing deficits cause MHMRA to close a new treatment clinic

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Hands On

    When the sickest of Harris County's mentally ill break down, an ACT team is there to pick up the pieces and put them back together again

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Upstairs Down - and Out?

    A money-starved mental health treatment unit may die in its infancy

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Future Shock

    Can the system keep up with the evolution of mental health?

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Catch Us If You Can

    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.

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Nowhere to Land

    Crisis care for the mentally ill crumbles under the weight of not enough money, too much beauracracy

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    End of the Line

    After seven years and several lawsuits, John Shike goes to jail for tormenting his ex

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Board and Care(less)

    When it comes to housing the mentally disabled, is better-than-nothing good enough?

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Demolished Dreams

    Lizzie looked for her home, the one the wrecking ball had already found

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Downing

    Texas Lottery. Let's buy our tickets and bet on the day that Robert Arthur Pearson finally kills himself in public while we all watch

  • News

    June 12, 1997
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    May 8, 1997

    "One-Man Mob"

    The cops say what John Shike did to his wife amounted to "legalized stalking." And after being hit with one of the largest fines ever at the county family courts, he vowed he'd get the judge, too.

  • News

    October 6, 1994

    Psychotic Reaction

    Need emergency psychiatric care in Harris County? Have a seat. Or call a cab.

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    May 12, 1994

    A Taxing Situation

    When the tax assessor raises the value of one house on a block through the roof, the question is: Who's next?

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