Getting REAL About Mental Health

Getting REAL About Mental Health

Most of us know mental illness is a REAL issue. But, unlike other illnesses, mental illness is not discussed openly. It is talked about in hushed tones that convey shame, pity or guilt. In observance of Mental Health month, the Lufkin Daily News has partnered with Burke to initiate a discussion about mental illness. Mental illness will affect one in four adults this year alone. As noted in the article: "America has a mental health problem. And despite the fact that many of us know someone who is struggling with mental illness — or we are…— Read more
RETHN Polk County Local Advisory Board Meets

RETHN Polk County Local Advisory Board Meets

The Polk County Local Advisory Board of the Rural East Texas Health Network (RETHN) recently met at Livingston City Hall.  Board members reviewed admissions data for the Burke Center’s regional Mental Health Emergency Center (MHEC), as well as the mental health crises delivery system for Polk County. The RETHN is a network established by Burke in 2006 to address the challenges and needs of the mental health emergency delivery system for our Deep East Texas area.  The RETHN consists of eleven Local Advisory Boards across the region, as well as a Regional Board…— Read more
RETHN Jasper/Newton Local Advisory Board Meets

RETHN Jasper/Newton Local Advisory Board Meets

The Jasper/Newton Local Advisory Board of the Rural East Texas Health Network (RETHN) recently met at the Jasper County Sheriff's Department.  Board members reviewed admissions data for Burke's regional Mental Health Emergency Center, as well as discussed the mental health emergency delivery system for both Jasper and Newton counties. The RETHN was established in 2006 by Burke in response to the tremendous need within our rural communities for a strategic plan/infrastructure to improve the mental health delivery system for our region.  The purpose of the RETHN is to maintain a line of communication…— Read more
RETHN Angelina County Local Board Meets

RETHN Angelina County Local Board Meets

The Angelina County Local Advisory Board of the Rural East Texas Health Network (RETHN) recently met at CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial Lufkin. Board members reviewed admissions data for Burke's regional Mental Health Emergency Center, as well as discussed the mental health emergency delivery system for Angelina County. The RETHN was established in 2006 by Burke in response to the tremendous need within our rural communities for a strategic plan/infrastructure to improve the mental health delivery system for our region.  The purpose of the RETHN is to maintain a line of communication between stakeholders…— Read more
Register Now To Be Part of MISSION POSSIBLE

Register Now To Be Part of MISSION POSSIBLE

20th Annual Conference to be held at SFA The 20th Annual Mission Possible conference will begin Thursday, March 12th, 2015 with a pre-conference event and will conclude with a full day conference on Friday, March 13th, 2015. This marks twenty years of providing an educational and networking experience for providers and the general public who are concerned with mental health services in East Texas. The conference is being held on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in the theater of the Baker Pattillo Student Center in Nacogoches. There will be a…— Read more