STEP Toward Recovery: Burke Hosting Outreach Presentation

By Nicole Bradford, Reporter, see the original story here. Nacogdoches, TX (Daily Sentinel) A year ago, LeeAnn Dwire might have seemed like a garden variety troubled teen. Depressed and anxious, the teen often isolated herself. Worse, she began having hallucinations — hearing voices that were not there. “I was in a bad place,” said Dwire, now 18 and holding down a job while preparing for the SAT. “My mom got scared for me and started trying to get me into the Burke system.” The teen was admitted into Burke’s STEP, or Specialized Treatment…— Read more

Closing the Gap in East Texas: Improving Mental Health Care for Disadvantaged, Rural Populations

Recently, Burke therapist, Stephanie Knott was interviewed by Diolog: The Texas Episcopalian magazine. Read below to learn more about Burke's partnership with the Episcopal Health Foundation and the Seminary of the Southwest to improve access to mental health services in East Texas counties. Seven patients. Two clinics. One elementary school. That's the typical day for therapist Stephanie Knott. She works for Burke, a mental health agency serving low-income adults and children across 12 East Texas counties surrounding Nacogdoches and Lufkin. Every patient Knott visits was previously one of the hundreds of people in…— Read more

Burke’s 2018 Provider Network Development Plan Available for Public Comment

Burke’s 2018 Provider Network Development Plan is available for public comment through April 27, 2018.  The Plan applies only to services funded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and is targeted to provider organizations interested in providing full levels of care in our service areas. Please forward your comments to: Donna Moore Director of Quality Management Donna.moore@myburke.org Phone: 936-558-6232 Fax: 936-558-6203— Read more

Upcoming Mission Possible Conference To Address Trauma-Informed Care

Brought to you by Burke, the Alzheimer's Association, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Texas AHEC East, Stephen F. Austin State University School of Social Work and DSHS Rusk State Hospital, Mission Possible XXIII: Communities in Crisis – Breaking the Silence will be held on March 7, 2018, from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. The Alzheimer’s Association invites the community to attend the preconference on Tuesday, March 6 from 6-8 pm at no charge. A panel of professionals will tackle the topic of disclosing your Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, in “To Tell or Not to…— Read more

Burke Broke Ground in Nacogdoches for a new Mental Health Clinic

In January, Burke broke ground on four acres along North University Drive for a new mental health facility in Nacogdoches. Goodwin, Lasiter, and Strong of Lufkin, TX designed the building, and Cox Contractors of Nacogdoches started the construction process at the beginning of the year. Project completion of the $4.5 million, 32,000 square foot building is expected in January of 2019. The current building is located on North Stallings Drive, where Burke moved to in 2008 after vacating smaller offices in downtown Nacogdoches. This facility is part of a regional system where Burke…— Read more