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May 19, 2021

Urge Senators to Vote HB 133 and HB 707 Out of Committee TODAY!
We need all hands on deck! The Senate Health & Human Services Committee is meeting TODAY to consider HB 133, which extends Medicaid to women up to 12 months post-partum, and HB 707which 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!

Disaster Behavioral Health 101
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*
To RSVP for the Disaster Behavioral Health 101 event: 
please click here
Member Spotlight
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.

To learn more about Cypress Creek Hospital and its service areas, you can visit the website at: CypressCreekHospital/BehavioralHealthPrograms.
Mental Health Month
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 
  • Radical acceptance
To download the 2021 Mental Health Month toolkit, click here
Member Announcements
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 the link

Menninger Clinic
Issues and Recommendations for Mental Health Treatment in the AAPI Community
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
To register, visit: Mental Health Treatment in the AAPI Community

Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
To register, visit: Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients

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
NBHP Learning Corner
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Regulatory Change Newsletter
Please take a look at the newest MMHPI Regulatory & Reimbursement newsletter that provides a summary of state and federal regulatory changes: You can access it here
For a list of our members, please visit: Members. If you are a behavioral health provider interested in joining NBHP, please visit Membership  for more information.
NBHP Contact Information

Andrea Usanga
Executive Director
Phone: 713-970-7046

Sineria Ordóñez 
Project Manager
Phone: 713-970-3410

Alexis Campbell 
C3 Project Manager
Phone: 713-970-3910 

Sydney Carter
Mental Health Policy Fellow
Phone: 713-970-7061 
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