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Mental Health

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    These Bands Know Mental Health Is Serious Business

    The Walk for Mental Health Awareness Houston is a nonprofit organization that hosts events to, as the name implies, raise awareness for mental-health issues in the Houston area. This is an issue that is close to my heart, so I'm happy to report that The Walk will be hosting a benefit show called Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    I'm Bored With My Boyfriend. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! I'M READY FOR THE NEXT STEP BUT SHE ISN'T Dear Willie D: My girlfriend and I have been toget ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Community Shows Video of Fort Bend Deputy Shooting Man to Death

    Newly released footage shows a Fort Bend County Sheriff's Deputy firing eight rounds into the head of a mentally ill man laying on his bathroom floor in November 2013, according to community activist Quannel X. The minister said he is giving a copy of the recording to the FBI and is demanding an inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Harris Count Regains Accreditation for Healthcare in Jail

    The Harris County Jail, recently praised for its care of mentally ill inmates, has been re-accredited for medical treatment by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care according to a release from the county. Inspectors found the downtown jail to be in compliance with 31 national standards ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2014
  • Culture

    April 4, 2013

    Video Rewind: Jonas and Pane in Parallel

    Two dissimilar artists are paired at the CAMH.

  • Film

    February 14, 2013

    May Induce Queasy Pleasure

    Side Effects is well worth risking.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Sunday Fun-day: Five Great Reasons to Allow Liquor Stores to Sell Booze on the Sabbath

    Local Texas state rep Senfronia Thompson has introduced a bill that would allow liquor stores to open on Sunday, something they have not been able to do in my lifetime thanks to "blue" laws that prevent certain businesses from operating on Sunday. In fact, I remember when virtually all stores were f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Love And Madness: The Top 5 Songs Named "Crazy"

    Starting in 1992, October 10 has been known as World Mental Health Day. Started by the folks at the World Federation For Mental Health, it's a day that helps promote awareness and education of depression and other mental health illnesses. It's one of those "days" that isn't nearly as big as those t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Dynamo Fan Gets Tazed at Game (VIDEO)

    In its five-plus years of existence, the raucous folks of El Batallon -- one of four longstanding support groups that show up to Houston Dynamo home matches (and sometimes away games) -- had never gone to the media. That's changed since one of their boys got the stun-gun treatment during the Dynam ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Karena Garcia: Facebook/YouTube Ranter Steals Shrink's Identity to Work in Pearland Clinic (Allegedly)

    CORRECTION: Better Life clinic is not affiliated with MHMRA, contrary to an earlier version of this report. If what Pearland police and the people who run Pearland's Better Life mental health clinic are saying is true, Karena Garcia is what my dad would call "a real piece of work." According to KP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Charles Fischer: Child Psychiatrist at State Home Accused of Molesting Boys Over Last 20 Years

    The Texas Medical Board has suspended the license of the chief child psychiatrist of a state-run treatment center for the mentally ill after the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services accused him of sexually assaulting teen boys in his care over the last 20 years. According to the board ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Happy World Mental Health Day! 5 Crazy Songs

    Delirium is the youngest of the endless. She smells of sweat, sour wines, late nights, old leather. Her realm is close, and can be visited; however, human minds were not made to comprehend her domain, and those few who have made the journey have been incapable of reporting back more than the tiniest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Controversy Fizzing Over New Diet Pepsi "Skinny Can" Campaign

    prnewswire.comIt's beautiful because it's thin. ​Diet soda in a thinner can. A visual reflection of the body you're working towards or looking to maintain by cutting out empty calories. Hey, it makes sense. So why is there so much controversy surrounding Diet Pepsi's new "Skinny Can"? Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Top Five Teen-Idol Rehab Alumni

    ​Checking into rehab is no laughing matter. That said, we at Rocks Off often find inspiration in even the darkest of corners. So when it was announced, much to our surprise, that Dallas-born teen pop starlet Demi Lovato had checked into rehab an inpatient treatment center, we pondered celebri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Music's Top 10 Biggest Post-Drug Comebacks

    ​The list of drug casualties in rock and roll is a long and sad one. All the suicides, car crashes and the stray gang-related murder are outweighed by the amount of people who just can't stop putting junk into their system, or at least moderate it to a point where they aren't lying cold on a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Philip Grantham: One Of Many Who'll Be Affected By Further Cuts In Texas' Mental-Health Budget

    If the proposed funding cuts go through, people like Philip Grantham could suffer. ​For the second time in less than ten years, Texas legislators, faced with a massive budget shortage, are talking about major cuts in mental health funding. If it happens, Texas, which is 48th in the country for suc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Cowboy Junkies' Poetic Restraint at House Of Blues

    Flickr photo by adambowie​Everybody knows that good news always sleeps til noon. -- "Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning" There was a palpable tingle of anticipation in the joint as we waited for the curtain to go up on the Cowboy Junkies' first gig in Houston in a coon's age Tuesday at House ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Somebody Impregnate Jennifer Aniston Already

    ​Imagine you're...a certain relatively famous Hollywood actress. Gradually, and through no real fault of your own, you've seen the fame of your early days starring in one of the most popular sitcoms of all time fade and lead roles dwindle. Meanwhile a parade of your exes have either moved on to r ... More >>

  • 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.

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009

    E. L. Doctorow

    The author of Billy Bathgate takes on the inner lives of hoarders

  • Music

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Houston Firm Can Stop Your Smoking Habit -- Online!!

    Teh Internets can solve almost any problem, it seems, from having to pay for music and news to bringing down Islamofascist dictatorships. Now smoking has apparently joined the list. A small Houston company that runs interactive pay-sites to help with compulsive hair-pulling and skin-picking disord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Harris County Mental-Health Court Still A Ways Off

    After hearing about a recently-approved mental health court for felony offenders, a Katy woman -- who wished to remain anonymous -- was thrilled because she thought it would work perfectly for her 17-year-old son. He'd been in and out of jail since last summer, after originally being arrested for as ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Music

    October 2, 2008
  • Culture

    January 31, 2008

    ASK A MEXICAN

    Mexican Dogs and Drunk Driving

  • Culture

    January 17, 2008
  • News

    January 17, 2008

    Back from Iraq with Plenty of Problems

    Paul Miles returned from Iraq needing help with the death in his head. He got prison.

  • Calendar

    October 25, 2007

    Houston Haunted Houses

    Be afraid, be very afraid

  • News

    October 25, 2007

    Death at West Oaks Hospital

    Two men went into a walled-in courtyard at a mental hospital. One came out alive.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007
  • Calendar

    April 13, 2006

    Rock over Houston

    The Daddy of Rock N' Roll will whip your ass

  • News

    April 13, 2006

    Image of the Week

    Kathryn Svoboda

  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006
  • News

    April 21, 2005
  • News

    November 25, 2004
  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Back in the Saddle

    The Cowboy Junkies ride again

  • News

    July 31, 2003
  • News

    January 9, 2003

    Back in the Saddle

    A former mayoral staffer resurfaces at the county

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Con's Con

    A contained experiment in Medicaid finally gets uncovered

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    Saving Nicholas

    He was hurt by his mother, ripped away from the foster parents who loved him and put in an institution where he was abused. That's when Alice and Ellery Riha really decided to fight.

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    Mission: Impossible?

    SEARCH's mobile outreach team tries to help Houston's homeless off the streets

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Skid Row Scholars

    Recovering alcoholics find financial aid in a unique Texas Tech program

  • News

    May 20, 1999

    School Outings

    Forcing all the retarded from institutions may not be in anyone's best interests

  • News

    November 13, 1997
  • Calendar

    May 16, 1996
  • Film

    June 29, 1995

    Female Trouble

    Two offbeat films chronicle three offbeat young women's struggles

  • News

    June 2, 1994
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