Subject:

NeuroPsychiatric Center

  • 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.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    HPD's Pilot Program To Deal With Mentally Ill Becomes Permanent

    In December, we published a story that involved the Houston Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team, and one of its new programs that only a couple other departments in the country were trying.That program, the Crisis Intervention Response Team, pairs street officers with counselors from MHMRA ... More >>

  • News

    December 11, 2008

    Is Harris County Jail the Place for A Mentally Troubled Teen?: Mind-sets

    Not everyone buys into crisis intervention for the mentally ill

  • 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 10, 2008

    Web Extra: Video Interview with Laura Howard from "How to Save a Life"

    Laura Howard, a teenage girl diagnosed as bipolar and obsessive compulsive, attempted suicide during spring of last year, and the Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to the call. The deputies could have taken Howard to the county's NeuroPsychiatric Center, designed for mentally ill suspects as ... More >>

  • 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

    July 25, 2002

    Reality Check

    Houston is scrambling for psychiatric and emergency medical services. But hoping for better state funding is just another psychotic episode.

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Common Cents

    Area housing for the mentally ill remains deplorable, but a state subsidy might improve conditions

  • 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 1, 2001

    Upstairs Down - and Out?

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

  • 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

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