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
Zeagler presented with Spirit Award at 22nd Annual Mission Possible conference.

Zeagler presented with Spirit Award at 22nd Annual Mission Possible conference.

On March 8th, at the Mission Possible Conference in Nacogdoches, Buddy Zeagler, retired executive director of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, was presented with the Spirit Award by the SFA School of Social Work. The intent of the award is to identify and honor individuals who may not be social workers, yet they embody the spirit of social work practice.  Zeagler was recognized because of his undying commitment to helping the community. His recent involvement with the School of Social Work and their projects with Impact Lufkin and the San Augustine community service center…— Read more