Texas Association of Counties produced this video to explain how communities across Texas are facing significant challenge providing services to their citizens with mental health needs.
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, […]
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 […]
Published in the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel on May 16, 2016 News Editor’s note: The following feature is the second in a series highlighting May as mental health month. Names have been changed to protect the family’s privacy. By Colin Rowan, Burke Edward and Victoria have had difficult conversations in the last year, but none was […]
Collaborative Effort Between Burke & Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas Fills Critical Service Gap (Lufkin, Texas – October 5, 2015) A new short-term medical detoxification program for people addicted to alcohol, prescription medication and/or illegal drugs is now available in Lufkin. This voluntary, in-patient program provides medical safeguards to individuals undergoing symptoms of withdrawal.The program is a partnership between […]
Our friends at Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the University of Texas have posted a great animated video that explains the role that peer specialists can play for people managing a mental illness. If you’ve worked with a peer specialist, you know how helpful and comforting they can be when navigating your way […]