We need all hands on deck! The Senate Health & Human Services Committee is meeting TODAY to considerHB 133, which extends Medicaid to women up to 12 months post-partum, and HB 707, which would require a study on expanding recovery housing! Both of these bills can help expand access to needed behavioral health services and supports for vulnerable Texans, but time is running out!
Please click below to urge the committee members to vote these bills out of committee TODAY!
NBHP invites you to the upcoming Disaster Behavioral Health 101 event scheduled for Thursday, June 3, 2021. Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1, and preparing for disaster behavioral health is key to effective response and recovery efforts.
RSVP and learn more from experts on how your organization can prepare for the 2021 Hurricane Season.
*The Zoom link will be sent to those to register through a calendar invite*
Today we are highlighting the work of Cypress Creek Hospital for May's Member Spotlight.
Cypress Creek Hospital is a fully accredited, 128-bed acute care psychiatric facility that has been serving the greater Houston community for more than 25 years. It offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient programs for adolescents, adults and first responders suffering from mental illness. It provides services for those in crisis who need 24-hour behavioral healthcare and supervision in a safe and supportive environment.
Cypress Creek Hospital designs treatment plans to suit those who require acute inpatient or outpatient psychiatric care. All of its programs feature an individualized treatment plan developed by an interdisciplinary team of professionals.
NBHP proudly supports Mental Health Month! Launched in 1949 by Mental Health America (MHA), May is recognized nationwide as a time to promote mental health awareness.
Mental Health America has designated this year's theme as Tools 2 Thrive, focusing on providing practical tools that anyone can use to improve one's mental health and increase resiliency regardless of their personal situation. In keeping with this theme, MHA has developed a toolkit that includes sample materials for communications and social media, as well as printable handouts on the following topics:
Adapting after trauma and stress
Dealing with anger and frustration
Getting out of thinking traps
Processing big changes
Taking time for yourself
To download the 2021 Mental Health Month toolkit, click here.
Check out announcements and upcoming virtual connections from our member organizations:
Family Houston Virtual Mental Health Resources Resources include articles, videos, and interviews on important topics in English and Spanish. Access a collection of mental health resources from Family Houston by clicking on thelink.
Mental Health America of Greater Houston Mental Health Screening Take 5 minutes to check-in on your mental health by taking the MHA of Greater Houston screening test. For more information, visit: Mental Health Screening
The Council on Recovery Virtual Narcan Training Join The Council on Recovery for a FREE training on narcan. Narcan is a widely available, affordable, and fast-acting remedy for an opioid overdose. Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
For more information, visit: Virtual Narcan Training
The purpose of the Network of Behavioral Health Providers is to provide a forum for the leadership of Houston’s mental health and substance use providers, both public and private, to communicate, coordinate, and collaborate to improve the community’s behavioral health system. The mission of the Network of Behavioral Health Providers,