KTRE-TV Receives Frank M. Adams Award for Mental Health Awareness

In June of 2017, KTRE was presented with the Frank M. Adams award at the TX Council's Annual Conference. Burke nominated KTRE for their work in promoting mental health awareness in their weekly Survivor Series. Watch this video to learn more about the award.   KTRE's Survivor Series highlights members of the local community and the challenging obstacles they have overcome in life. KTRE journalists work to showcase these "survivors" in a compassionate way.  Every story ends with a life lesson that may provide hope and promise for someone coping with a similar…— Read more

Burke counselor uses life experiences to help children with mental illness

By Caleb Beames, Multi-Media Journalist, see the original KTRE story here. LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Everyday at Burke, employees help people who find themselves deep in depression and dealing with anxiety. One of those is Callie Hunt. Hunt not only listens to her patients, she also understands what they are going through. Twelve years ago, Hunt was getting to graduate from Lufkin High School. Hunt was one of the popular students. "I was very active," Hunt said. I was in groups and I was on the dance team," Hunt said. "I grew up…— Read more

Nacogdoches special needs teacher overcame extreme shyness, depression

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - At one time or another, even the most outgoing person has experienced some degree of shyness. Fewer people are so shy it prevents them from functioning at all. One Nacogdoches woman overcame her shyness and the depression it created following mental health counseling from Burke. Violet Porter is tonight's Survivor. It's difficult keeping up with Violet Porter, a certified teacher of elementary children. "Oh I love it,” Violet said. Violet barely comes up for breath while on her way to the classroom. "Usually I work in this portable,” Violet…— Read more

Burke Presents: The Traumatic Stress Response. A Continuing Education Opportunity

On Friday, April 21, Burke is offering a continuing education opportunity: The Traumatic Response – A Basic Understanding of Trauma and Treatment.  The training will be conducted by Jose I. Carbajal, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor of Stephen F. Austin State University’s School of Social Work. The training will be held at Angelina Mental Health Services, 1522 West Frank Street, Friday, January 20, 2017.  Arrive for check-in from 8:00 – 8:30 am, the training begin at 8:30 and last until noon. Program Description: This program provides a review of trauma theory, the underpinning of…— Read more