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.
Philip Grantham counts on his meds and his MHMRA doctor to stay straight. Too bad Texas is slashing funding.
In a one-of-a-kind short list, HPD names the 30 most troubled mentally ill in the city.
Looking for quick help, some patients instead found themselves locked in a county mental health unit and not going anywhere.
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.
Laura Howard got tossed into a jail treatment program, but it was the wrong one for someone whose mental health was in tatters
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 >>
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 >>
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
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.
Locked in a labyrinth of codependency, Lolly and Roger spend their days warily together
Too scared to leave her house, Sandy has one last chance: a county crisis team that will come to her
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.
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MHMRA restricts Medicaid services at mental health clinic pharmacies
Increasing deficits cause MHMRA to close a new treatment clinic
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
A money-starved mental health treatment unit may die in its infancy
Can the system keep up with the evolution of mental health?
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.
Crisis care for the mentally ill crumbles under the weight of not enough money, too much beauracracy
After seven years and several lawsuits, John Shike goes to jail for tormenting his ex
When it comes to housing the mentally disabled, is better-than-nothing good enough?
Lizzie looked for her home, the one the wrecking ball had already found
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
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.
Need emergency psychiatric care in Harris County? Have a seat. Or call a cab.
When the tax assessor raises the value of one house on a block through the roof, the question is: Who's next?