In a one-of-a-kind short list, HPD names the 30 most troubled mentally ill in the city.
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 >>
Not everyone buys into crisis intervention for the mentally ill
Laura Howard got tossed into a jail treatment program, but it was the wrong one for someone whose mental health was in tatters
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 >>
Too scared to leave her house, Sandy has one last chance: a county crisis team that will come to her
Houston is scrambling for psychiatric and emergency medical services. But hoping for better state funding is just another psychotic episode.
Area housing for the mentally ill remains deplorable, but a state subsidy might improve conditions
MHMRA restricts Medicaid services at mental health clinic pharmacies
Increasing deficits cause MHMRA to close a new treatment clinic
A money-starved mental health treatment unit may die in its infancy
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