The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) shares in the state’s grief following the tragic incident in Uvalde, Texas, and we are actively working to respond to the immediate behavioral health needs of the local community, as well as the longer-term impacts of the incident. Our Disaster Behavioral Health Services team arrived on-site Wednesday morning, […]
Due to the potential for icy road conditions, we will delay opening all Burke facilities on Friday, Feb. 4 until 10 a.m. Clients with appointments during this time will be contacted by staff to reschedule.
U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, issued an advisory on Protecting Youth Mental Health this week. The Advisory describes a decade-long increase of mental health challenges for youth and highlights the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of children, adolescents, and young adults. Further, the Surgeon General issued recommendations to improve the mental health of youth […]
By Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) CEO The theme of World Mental Health Day this year is “Mental Health Care for All: Let’s Make It a Reality.” Why is this theme important? Well, did you know that the average delay between symptom onset of a mental illness and treatment is […]
The Mission Possible planning committee was hoping to host an in-person conference in the fall of 2021. However, due to current COVID-19 trends in our region, the committee has decided to change our in-person conference to a virtual mini-series. The committee and sponsors invite interested community members to virtually attend the Mission Possible Mini-Series with […]
The month of September is devoted to Suicide Prevention Awareness. HHSC reminds everyone about the importance of resiliency and hope, two protective factors toward maintaining health and wellness. Hope promotes a general positive outlook and resiliency is the ability to recover and continue in the face of adversity. Below are some ideas to maintain your […]