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Burke wants to build a community that supports everyone who faces mental illness. One where we all know what to look for and where to turn. One where everyone feels safe when they seek help. And we need your help.

On this REAL campaign page, you’ll find information, media reports, videos and other resources that will help educate you and the people around you about what to look for and where to find help for the people you care about.

If you are struggling with mental illness or know someone who is, help is a phone call away. Burke’s Mental Health Crisis Hotline is answered 24 hours a day at 1-800-392-8343.

REAL Information about Mental Illness

Burke has developed a series of infosheets about a number of important mental health issues. Click on each one below to read more or download a printable PDF file.

REAL Stories

Browse the list below to read the remarkable stories about East Texans who are bravely and actively managing their mental illnesses — and the people in our community that help them.

One of the best online resources for mental health stories is the Mental Health Channel.  See a sample below and visit them online for all of their stories.



Our campaign will include a multi-media ad push throughout the region.

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REAL Outreach & Training

Burke conducts Mental Health First Aid training (a nationally-recognized curriculum) and other outreach sessions at employers, organizations and schools throughout East Texas. If you’d like more information about our training sessions, email