Mental Health America of Greater Houston

Mental Health America of Greater Houston Founded in 1954, MHA of Greater Houston is the area’s longest-serving mental health education and advocacy organization. Our mission is to drive community solutions to promote good mental health for all.

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Some 22.3 million Americans recently received counseling or therapy from mental-health professionals, an increase of mor...
08/25/2021
U.S. Mental Health Under Growing Strain in Covid’s Second Summer

Some 22.3 million Americans recently received counseling or therapy from mental-health professionals, an increase of more than 5 million compared with last year.

It’s been nearly a year since the U.S. Census Bureau started asking Americans about the mental-health effects of the pandemic -- and the latest survey shows just how much worse things have gotten since then.Some 22.3 million Americans recently received counseling or therapy from mental-health prof...

Mindfulness is one method to reduce the impacts of emotional and physical stress. Here are 6 simple mindfulness practice...
08/23/2021

Mindfulness is one method to reduce the impacts of emotional and physical stress. Here are 6 simple mindfulness practices you can achieve in daily life. #MindfulMonday

Mindfulness is one method to reduce the impacts of emotional and physical stress. Here are 6 simple mindfulness practices you can achieve in daily life. #MindfulMonday

Spend time with the senior citizens you know. Let them know they are appreciated and loved. It may also be a good day to...
08/21/2021

Spend time with the senior citizens you know. Let them know they are appreciated and loved. It may also be a good day to volunteer at a retirement home. Share your smile with those who may not otherwise get a visitor today. #SeniorCitizensDay2021

Spend time with the senior citizens you know. Let them know they are appreciated and loved. It may also be a good day to volunteer at a retirement home. Share your smile with those who may not otherwise get a visitor today. #SeniorCitizensDay2021

Helping Kids Stay Positive: 7 Ways to Cultivate Happiness
08/20/2021
7 Ways to Cultivate Happiness

Helping Kids Stay Positive: 7 Ways to Cultivate Happiness

Dr. Parker Huston provides seven ways to help kids cultivate happiness, even during difficult times.

Transitioning back to early childhood programs or school— or starting them for the first time—can create extra challenge...
08/18/2021
Helping children transition back to school

Transitioning back to early childhood programs or school— or starting them for the first time—can create extra challenges during a pandemic. Learn what parents and teachers can do to help children make a successful transition to in-person learning and care.

Children and parents need help with the transition back to school

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not overly reactive or o...
08/16/2021

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us. #MindfulMonday

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us. #MindfulMonday

5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Technique for AnxietyStart by bringing your attention to your breathing, and taking deep, slow breat...
08/13/2021

5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Technique for Anxiety

Start by bringing your attention to your breathing, and taking deep, slow breathes. Once you find your breath, go through the following steps to help ground yourself:

5: Acknowledge FIVE things you see around you.
4: Acknowledge FOUR things you can touch.
3: Acknowledge THREE things you hear.
2: Acknowledge TWO things you can smell.
1: Acknowledge ONE thing you can taste.

This five-step exercise can be very helpful during periods of anxiety or panic by helping to ground you in the present when your mind is bouncing around between various anxious thoughts.

5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Technique for Anxiety

Start by bringing your attention to your breathing, and taking deep, slow breathes. Once you find your breath, go through the following steps to help ground yourself:

5: Acknowledge FIVE things you see around you.
4: Acknowledge FOUR things you can touch.
3: Acknowledge THREE things you hear.
2: Acknowledge TWO things you can smell.
1: Acknowledge ONE thing you can taste.

This five-step exercise can be very helpful during periods of anxiety or panic by helping to ground you in the present when your mind is bouncing around between various anxious thoughts.

Trauma is described as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Everyone experiences trauma differently but unders...
08/11/2021

Trauma is described as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Everyone experiences trauma differently but understanding the impact of trauma on mental health is critical. Your trauma is real and valid, and you deserve a space to talk about it. It's also a great idea to make sure you're practicing self-care and that you're checking in with your own well-being.

Trauma is described as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Everyone experiences trauma differently but understanding the impact of trauma on mental health is critical. Your trauma is real and valid, and you deserve a space to talk about it. It's also a great idea to make sure you're practicing self-care and that you're checking in with your own well-being.

A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. Make your mental health and wellbeing a priority #MindfulMonday
08/09/2021

A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. Make your mental health and wellbeing a priority #MindfulMonday

A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. Make your mental health and wellbeing a priority #MindfulMonday

Here are 6 ways you can do to value your mental health.
08/06/2021

Here are 6 ways you can do to value your mental health.

Here are 6 ways you can do to value your mental health.

If you know someone who is struggling with depression or anxiety, please encourage them to visit www.mhahouston.org for ...
08/04/2021

If you know someone who is struggling with depression or anxiety, please encourage them to visit www.mhahouston.org for a free mental health screening and important wellness resources.

If you know someone who is struggling with depression or anxiety, please encourage them to visit www.mhahouston.org for a free mental health screening and important wellness resources.

A little inspiration as you start your week off #MindfulMonday
08/02/2021

A little inspiration as you start your week off #MindfulMonday

A little inspiration as you start your week off #MindfulMonday

Thanks to UnitedHealthcare and UnitedHealthcare Empowering Health for the generous $40,000 #EmpoweringHealth grant! Your...
07/30/2021

Thanks to UnitedHealthcare and UnitedHealthcare Empowering Health for the generous $40,000 #EmpoweringHealth grant! Your continued support will be used to implement evidence-based mental health training programs and curriculum in school districts in El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley in response to increased behavioral health challenges for teachers and students related to COVID-19. We appreciate your support. #mentalhealth

Thanks to UnitedHealthcare and UnitedHealthcare Empowering Health for the generous $40,000 #EmpoweringHealth grant! Your continued support will be used to implement evidence-based mental health training programs and curriculum in school districts in El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley in response to increased behavioral health challenges for teachers and students related to COVID-19. We appreciate your support. #mentalhealth

American Heart Association - Texas, in collaboration with SheSpace and MHA of Greater Houston, invites Houston area moms...
07/30/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Thriving Through Change. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

American Heart Association - Texas, in collaboration with SheSpace and MHA of Greater Houston, invites Houston area moms to attend a free webinar series sharing strategies and resources for self-care to lead a more fulfilling life. Register here: https://heart.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkce-grjIuEtYB_nxoNXFQLSOZxvHLTNI

Empowering Positive Changes: Improving Well-Being for You and Your Family Providing the tools you need as you prepare to send kids back to school, and addressing lasting worry you may have as a result of the unusual learning environments of this past year.

“We have to protect our body and our mind. It just sucks when you’re fighting with your own head,” Simone Biles said aft...
07/28/2021
Biles withdraws from gymnastics final to protect team, self

“We have to protect our body and our mind. It just sucks when you’re fighting with your own head,” Simone Biles said after exiting the Olympic finals. “After the performance, I just didn’t want to go on. I have to focus on my mental health.”

MHA of Greater Houston stands with Simone and her decision to prioritize her mental wellbeing. If you know someone who is struggling, please encourage them to visit www.mhahouston.org for a free mental health screening and important wellness resources.

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles arrived in Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared for the pressure.

MHA of Greater Houston celebrates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)31st anniversary signed into law by President...
07/27/2021

MHA of Greater Houston celebrates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)31st anniversary signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.

Today we view the person with a disability as an individual first and not defined by challenges, instead we celebrate different abilities.

It is impossible to think about our history without understanding the distance we have traveled. #ADA31 #DisabilityPrideMonth

Learn more about requesting accommodations for mental health conditions at work: https://bit.ly/3eXRgId

Self-care is important to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. It means doing things to take care of our mi...
07/26/2021

Self-care is important to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. It means doing things to take care of our minds, bodies, and souls by engaging in activities that promote well-being and reduce stress. Doing so enhances our ability to live fully, vibrantly, and effectively. #MindfulMonday

Self-care is important to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. It means doing things to take care of our minds, bodies, and souls by engaging in activities that promote well-being and reduce stress. Doing so enhances our ability to live fully, vibrantly, and effectively. #MindfulMonday

For historically marginalized communities, traditional systems of care may overlook cultural and historical factors that...
07/23/2021

For historically marginalized communities, traditional systems of care may overlook cultural and historical factors that impede BIPOC mental health. That’s why we’re highlighting #StrengthInCommunities. Learn more at mhanational.org/july #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

For historically marginalized communities, traditional systems of care may overlook cultural and historical factors that impede BIPOC mental health. That’s why we’re highlighting #StrengthInCommunities. Learn more at mhanational.org/july #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

BIPOC and QTBIPOC are resilient and have worked to uplift their communities despite systemic barriers. For #BIPOCMentalH...
07/21/2021

BIPOC and QTBIPOC are resilient and have worked to uplift their communities despite systemic barriers. For #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth, we’re highlighting #StrengthInCommunities to showcase mental health supports created by BIPOC, for BIPOC. Learn more at mhanational.org/july

BIPOC and QTBIPOC are resilient and have worked to uplift their communities despite systemic barriers. For #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth, we’re highlighting #StrengthInCommunities to showcase mental health supports created by BIPOC, for BIPOC. Learn more at mhanational.org/july

Do you struggle with beating the Monday blues? There are many ways to overcome the Monday blues and jumpstart your workw...
07/19/2021

Do you struggle with beating the Monday blues? There are many ways to overcome the Monday blues and jumpstart your workweek. #MindfulMonday

Do you struggle with beating the Monday blues? There are many ways to overcome the Monday blues and jumpstart your workweek. #MindfulMonday

For #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth, Mental Health America developed a toolkit to highlight systems of support developed by BIPO...
07/16/2021

For #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth, Mental Health America developed a toolkit to highlight systems of support developed by BIPOC to fill gaps within traditional systems in the US. Learn more and take action at mhanational.org/july #StrengthInCommunities

For #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth, Mental Health America developed a toolkit to highlight systems of support developed by BIPOC to fill gaps within traditional systems in the US. Learn more and take action at mhanational.org/july #StrengthInCommunities

Let’s honor the work and memory of Bebe Moore Campbell this July, for whom #BIPOCMHM is named. She worked to lift up the...
07/14/2021

Let’s honor the work and memory of Bebe Moore Campbell this July, for whom #BIPOCMHM is named. She worked to lift up the voices and agency of those whose experiences were often overlooked. Let’s do the same. Learn more at mhanational.org/July #strengthincommunities

Let’s honor the work and memory of Bebe Moore Campbell this July, for whom #BIPOCMHM is named. She worked to lift up the voices and agency of those whose experiences were often overlooked. Let’s do the same. Learn more at mhanational.org/July #strengthincommunities

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. Make this first day of the week a great start!...
07/12/2021

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. Make this first day of the week a great start! #MindfulMonday

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. Make this first day of the week a great start! #MindfulMonday

July is #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth! Join us as we highlight #StrengthInCommunities, mental health supports created by BIPOC...
07/09/2021

July is #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth! Join us as we highlight #StrengthInCommunities, mental health supports created by BIPOC and QTBIPOC, for BIPOC and QTBIPOC. Learn more at mhanational.org/july

July is #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth! Join us as we highlight #StrengthInCommunities, mental health supports created by BIPOC and QTBIPOC, for BIPOC and QTBIPOC. Learn more at mhanational.org/july

𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐇𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐀𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭Are you a driven and agile energetic professional with the abil...
07/07/2021

𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐇𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐀𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭
Are you a driven and agile energetic professional with the ability to wear multiple hats, has experience handling a wide range of administrative and operational tasks, is organized, flexible, and enjoys the challenges of a fast-paced environment? Then, join our team of passionate and motivated professionals creating impact to advance the overall wellbeing of the individual and the community. We offer professional growth along with personal fulfillment and generous benefits. Apply Today. Visit our website at www.mhahouston.org/careers

𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐇𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐀𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭
Are you a driven and agile energetic professional with the ability to wear multiple hats, has experience handling a wide range of administrative and operational tasks, is organized, flexible, and enjoys the challenges of a fast-paced environment? Then, join our team of passionate and motivated professionals creating impact to advance the overall wellbeing of the individual and the community. We offer professional growth along with personal fulfillment and generous benefits. Apply Today. Visit our website at www.mhahouston.org/careers

Some Heroes Wear Capes, Others Wear Helmets. During one of the hottest summers on record, Joe Lindley is riding a bicycl...
07/07/2021
Donate- FOURwards Movement - Mental Health America of Greater Houston

Some Heroes Wear Capes, Others Wear Helmets. During one of the hottest summers on record, Joe Lindley is riding a bicycle across the U.S. to raise money for MHA of Greater Houston. Joe Lindley (Founder & CEO of FOURwards Movement) is biking over 2,800 miles across America to raise money for mental wellness. His goal is to destigmatize mental health from coast to coast. Joe has a tough road ahead, but your support of MHA of Greater Houston will make every mile worthwhile. Donate today to support his anti-stigma endurance ride.

https://mhahouston.org/fourwardsmovement/

Many adults are currently facing a mental health crisis. Donating to MHA Greater Houston will help us support those affected with depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts.

Positive thinking can have a big impact on your physical and mental health. Remember to always focus on the good in any ...
07/05/2021

Positive thinking can have a big impact on your physical and mental health. Remember to always focus on the good in any given situation. #MindfulMonday

Positive thinking can have a big impact on your physical and mental health. Remember to always focus on the good in any given situation. #MindfulMonday

Happy 4th of July! Wishing you a joyful and prosperous holiday! 🇺🇸
07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July! Wishing you a joyful and prosperous holiday! 🇺🇸

Happy 4th of July! Wishing you a joyful and prosperous holiday! 🇺🇸

It’s so important to speak up and fight stigma. Here’s what mental health experts, celebrities, and men dealing with the...
07/02/2021
10 Men on Why Speaking Out About Men’s Mental Health Is So Important

It’s so important to speak up and fight stigma. Here’s what mental health experts, celebrities, and men dealing with their own mental health issues want others to know, including what it’s like to have a mental health diagnosis, how to ask for help, and what they think the future of men’s mental health will look like.

Michael Phelps, Zayn Malik, and Shawn Mendes have all recently talked about their experiences with mental illness. By spreading awareness, celebs and experts are hoping men will learn how to ask for help. Here are the voices of 10 men, who help show how important speaking up is to the future of men'...

Recovering from PTSD is an ongoing process that takes time.  You will usually need the help of others to get through it....
06/30/2021
What can I do to recover from PTSD on my own? | MHA Screening

Recovering from PTSD is an ongoing process that takes time. You will usually need the help of others to get through it. But there are healthy steps you can take by yourself to help you recover and stay well. Discover which ones help you feel better and add them to your life.

Self-care.  Recovering from PTSD is an ongoing process that takes time.  You will usually need the help of others to get through it. But there are healthy steps you can take by yourself to help you recover and stay well.  Discover which ones help you feel better and add them to your life. Connect...

When was the last time you were truly present in the moment? #MindfulMonday
06/28/2021

When was the last time you were truly present in the moment? #MindfulMonday

When was the last time you were truly present in the moment? #MindfulMonday

The City of Friendswood, TX recognized two friends of mental health. Rori and Catherine recently won Entrepreneur of the...
06/25/2021

The City of Friendswood, TX recognized two friends of mental health. Rori and Catherine recently won Entrepreneur of the Year and Best Lemonade Stand after raising hundreds of dollars to support Mental Health America of Greater Houston. Their lemonade was served with a side of compassion and hope for everyone struggling with anxiety, depression, and other behavioral health concerns. Congratulations, girls!

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Dear Colleagues, Cynthia Chalker is the speaker at the opening program of the Houston Psychoanalytic Society September 9th! For further details or to register, click on this link: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/REGISTER-NOW---HPS-Evening-Speaker-Series-presented-by-Cynthia-Chalker--MSS--LCSW.html?soid=1134554263334&aid=82q3CVO72iE
Hello All. I would like to share a fellowship for folxs who would like to be anti-racist leaders in the community. As someone who navigates the behavioral health system personally and professionally I believe it is imperative we create anti-racist behavioral healthcare. Below is a link to the upcoming anti-racist fellowship! Please share with all who are interested! Thank you.
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ADHD testing Magnolia Psychiatry now offers QbTest..The only FDA approved computer based diagnostic testing for the evaluation of the symptoms of ADHD. This objective test can provide valuable insight in assessing and monitoring patients. The test alone is $150. We can do just the test for patients continuing to be followed by their treating psychiatry team or we can follow from start to finish. We are located in NW part of Houston in Cypress and offer flexible hours to accolade patient needs. www.magnoliapsychiatry.clinic 281-724-7980 or [email protected]
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Hey everyone! For my internship I'm doing a research project to improve the diagnosing process of mental illnesses through correlation of voice computing diagnostics. Our team would really appreciate your participation because the more people we recruit, the better we can train our models. Anyone can join the study, and if you're interested, you can check out our website: https://sites.google.com/view/neurolex-g3/home Feel free to pass it along!
Manas, Age 10. The kingdom represents the community and economy. When COVID-19 came, it technically destroyed the community and made the economy go down.The huge storm represents Corona leaving the community in ruins.The construction workers who tried rebuilt the kingdom resembles the doctors' efforts to get the world back on its feet. When doctors find the vaccine, the community/ kingdom is as great as ever and the Coronavirus was no more.
Manas, Age 10. The kingdom represents the community and economy. When COVID-19 came, it technically destroyed the community and made the economy go down.The huge storm represents Corona leaving the community in ruins.The construction workers who tried rebuilt the kingdom resembles the doctors' efforts to get the world back on its feet. When doctors find the vaccine, the community/ kingdom is as great as ever and the Coronavirus was no more.
Hello! My name is Karuna, and I work at MHA Houston. Every Tuesday this Mental Health Awareness month I will be hosting Student Mental Health themed Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube Lives. See the graphic for details. Please share with your students, schools, and universities!
Free counseling services for those in need. Call or text us: (855) 445-0636 I am excited to announce that I am volunteering through Mosaic Therapy Virtual Clinic which offers Free therapy for kids and their families online. If you know anyone interested in these services, please pass this information along. If you know anyone interested in volunteering please let me know. FAQ: Who can participate? Anyone, but our target audience is children and families. Who provides the service? Master’s level therapists, independently licensed therapists, social workers, and psychologists. Currently, we have counselors in Illinois, Washington, and Texas. So please only refer families from these states! (Looking for someone to volunteer in New York to bring these services to the state being most impacted) What service is included: Our therapists provide a safe space for clients to check-in and manage stress and anxiety related to the current national emergency. Therapists utilize positive psychology, CBT orientation to help kids and families be proactive about managing stress in this time of uncertainty. When are the services provided? Services are provided via our Virtual Clinic, i.e. HIPAA compliant google hangouts at a time that is scheduled by client/parents/ therapist. To be 100% clear this is a short term mental health check-ins for kids and families during the national emergency. How do I pay? At this time there is NO COST for short term mental health check-ins during the COVID19 national emergency. Kids and families can receive up to 6 short term sessions. How can I begin receiving services for my child and/or family? Providers, please ask families to self refer Call or text us: (855) 445-0636 Online Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHBh1PiPIlz1N-M2fWgnZMLdUpRkEEA2T-Mg_PLzuehWELLw/viewform https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHBh1PiPIlz1N-M2fWgnZMLdUpRkEEA2T-Mg_PLzuehWELLw/viewform
A tree from a cemetery outside of Chicago. Love this tree.
Some of the Elders feel that way too. Maybe we should combine these groups.