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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Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when former slaves in Texas learned of the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing th...
06/19/2021

Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when former slaves in Texas learned of the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing those enslaved. Take some time today to reflect on the impact of trauma on the mental health status of the Black and African American community.

According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, among persons 18 years or older, black adults are more likely than white adults suffer from feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or that everything is an effort, all or most of the time. Black or African Americans living below the poverty level, as compared to those over twice the poverty level, are twice as likely to report serious psychological distress.

We need to be there for each other and care for one another’s mental health – because our collective wellness will strengthen our resilience for the work ahead.

Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when former slaves in Texas learned of the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing those enslaved. Take some time today to reflect on the impact of trauma on the mental health status of the Black and African American community.

According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, among persons 18 years or older, black adults are more likely than white adults suffer from feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or that everything is an effort, all or most of the time. Black or African Americans living below the poverty level, as compared to those over twice the poverty level, are twice as likely to report serious psychological distress.

We need to be there for each other and care for one another’s mental health – because our collective wellness will strengthen our resilience for the work ahead.

June is Immigrant Heritage Month and represents the opportunity to celebrate immigrants and the countless contributions ...
06/16/2021

June is Immigrant Heritage Month and represents the opportunity to celebrate immigrants and the countless contributions immigrants have made and continue to make to our nation. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the liberty that our country offers today to those seeking a better life.

Immigrants face many challenges including language barriers, securing work, and isolation. Coping with these challenges can lead to mental health issues. We envision a time when there is equitable access to linguistically and culturally appropriate mental health services free from stigma and fear for all immigrants.

Out of the many, we become one.

June is Immigrant Heritage Month and represents the opportunity to celebrate immigrants and the countless contributions immigrants have made and continue to make to our nation. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the liberty that our country offers today to those seeking a better life.

Immigrants face many challenges including language barriers, securing work, and isolation. Coping with these challenges can lead to mental health issues. We envision a time when there is equitable access to linguistically and culturally appropriate mental health services free from stigma and fear for all immigrants.

Out of the many, we become one.

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one's attention to the present moment. #MindfulMonday
06/14/2021

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one's attention to the present moment. #MindfulMonday

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one's attention to the present moment. #MindfulMonday

June is Pride Month in the United States, a time to remember history, celebrate how far we’ve come in advancing the righ...
06/11/2021

June is Pride Month in the United States, a time to remember history, celebrate how far we’ve come in advancing the rights of LGBTQ+ people, but also to reinvigorate our efforts to continue the fight for equality and against discrimination and hatred, which can impact mental health.

June is Pride Month in the United States, a time to remember history, celebrate how far we’ve come in advancing the rights of LGBTQ+ people, but also to reinvigorate our efforts to continue the fight for equality and against discrimination and hatred, which can impact mental health.

June is Men’s Health Month and Here are 9 Reasons Why Men Shouldn't Be Afraid to Talk About Their Mental Health. Online ...
06/09/2021

June is Men’s Health Month and Here are 9 Reasons Why Men Shouldn't Be Afraid to Talk About Their Mental Health.

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Click the link to take a mental health test https://mhahouston.org

June is Men’s Health Month and Here are 9 Reasons Why Men Shouldn't Be Afraid to Talk About Their Mental Health.

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Click the link to take a mental health test https://mhahouston.org

A healthy body begins with a healthy mind, and a healthy mind begins with mindfulness. #MindfulMonday
06/07/2021

A healthy body begins with a healthy mind, and a healthy mind begins with mindfulness. #MindfulMonday

A healthy body begins with a healthy mind, and a healthy mind begins with mindfulness. #MindfulMonday

June is #PrideMonth and we are proud to support our LGBTQIA+ Community ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
06/04/2021

June is #PrideMonth and we are proud to support our LGBTQIA+ Community ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

June is #PrideMonth and we are proud to support our LGBTQIA+ Community ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Mental Health Awareness Month may have ended, but those who fight in the open for those who suffer from mental health ch...
06/02/2021

Mental Health Awareness Month may have ended, but those who fight in the open for those who suffer from mental health challenges and illness continue to build awareness, support, and preventive measures to create a healthier community. Congratulations to MHA of Greater Houston Board Chair Dr. Asim Shah and Dr. Connie Almeida, Fort Bend County Director of Behavioral Health Services who were recognized by Fort Bend County Judge KP George as champions of mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month.

While we know many of our veterans struggle to find their way to home and health, we are grateful for our Veteran's Beha...
05/31/2021

While we know many of our veterans struggle to find their way to home and health, we are grateful for our Veteran's Behavioral Health team committed to their wellness. The brave men and women who served are indications of an enduring view that life is worth living and that we must be strong and resolute in our efforts to advance wellbeing for all service members in honor of sacrifices made.

While we know many of our veterans struggle to find their way to home and health, we are grateful for our Veteran's Behavioral Health team committed to their wellness. The brave men and women who served are indications of an enduring view that life is worth living and that we must be strong and resolute in our efforts to advance wellbeing for all service members in honor of sacrifices made.

Robert Dembo III, the Director of Veterans and Military Affairs for the City of Houston joined our own Christy Chatham, ...
05/31/2021

Robert Dembo III, the Director of Veterans and Military Affairs for the City of Houston joined our own Christy Chatham, Director of Veteran Behavioral Health program in receiving Mayor Turner's proclamation celebrating drug treatment court month this May.

"The City of Houston deeply appreciates and salutes all drug treatment courts and the Veteran's Behavioral Health team at MHA of Greater Houston for their unparalleled service to provide care to our nation's heroes..."

Robert Dembo III, the Director of Veterans and Military Affairs for the City of Houston joined our own Christy Chatham, Director of Veteran Behavioral Health program in receiving Mayor Turner's proclamation celebrating drug treatment court month this May.

"The City of Houston deeply appreciates and salutes all drug treatment courts and the Veteran's Behavioral Health team at MHA of Greater Houston for their unparalleled service to provide care to our nation's heroes..."

Today, let us remember those who have sacrificed their lives 🇺🇸
05/31/2021

Today, let us remember those who have sacrificed their lives 🇺🇸

Today, let us remember those who have sacrificed their lives 🇺🇸

Sometimes in life, we end up in situations that we just can’t change. Radical acceptance is all about fully accepting yo...
05/28/2021

Sometimes in life, we end up in situations that we just can’t change. Radical acceptance is all about fully accepting your reality in situations that are beyond your control. This doesn’t mean you approve of the situation, are giving up, or that it isn’t painful. You are still allowed to (and should!) feel however you feel, but by accepting that it is what it is, you give the problem less power over you and you can begin to move forward.

Tips for taking care of yourself -There are always a handful of roles that each of us are juggling. If you are a parent,...
05/26/2021

Tips for taking care of yourself -There are always a handful of roles that each of us are juggling. If you are a parent, a student, an employee, a caretaker, someone struggling with a mental health concern, or are just feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities of day-to-day life, the idea of taking time for yourself may seem unimaginable. Sometimes it can be difficult to even take basic care of ourselves - but there are small things that can be done to make self-care and taking time for ourselves a little bit easier.

We really never know what’s going on in someone’s life - what news they might have gotten that day, whether they just lo...
05/24/2021

We really never know what’s going on in someone’s life - what news they might have gotten that day, whether they just lost their job or have a loved one who is ill. That’s why it’s so important to lead with kindness as often as we can. #MindfulMonday

We really never know what’s going on in someone’s life - what news they might have gotten that day, whether they just lost their job or have a loved one who is ill. That’s why it’s so important to lead with kindness as often as we can. #MindfulMonday

Processing Big Changes - Change is a guaranteed part of life. It’s something everyone experiences at one point or anothe...
05/21/2021

Processing Big Changes - Change is a guaranteed part of life. It’s something everyone experiences at one point or another -
good or bad. Sometimes that change happens in big ways when we aren’t expecting it or aren’t prepared for it. These types of situations can make navigating your path forward really difficult. By providing yourself with tools for processing change, you can adapt more easily.

Getting Out of Thinking Traps - It’s easy to fall into negative thinking patterns and spend time bullying yourself, dwel...
05/19/2021

Getting Out of Thinking Traps - It’s easy to fall into negative thinking patterns and spend time bullying yourself, dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future. It’s part of how we’re wired – the human brain reacts more intensely to negative events than to positive ones and is more likely to remember insults than praise. During tough times, negative thoughts are especially likely to spiral out of control. When these thoughts make something out to be worse in your head than it is in reality, they are called cognitive distortions.

Common Cognitive Distortions
Overgeneralization: Making a broad statement based off one situation or piece of evidence.
Personalization: Blaming yourself for events beyond your control; taking things personally when they aren’t actually connected to you.
Filtering: Focusing on the negative details of a situation while ignoring the positive.
All-or-Nothing Thinking: Only seeing the extremes of a situation.
Catastrophizing: Blowing things out of proportion; dwelling on the worst possible outcomes.
Jumping to Conclusions: Judging or deciding something without all the facts.
Emotional Reasoning: Thinking that however you feel is fully and unarguably true.
Discounting the Positive: Explaining all positives away as luck or coincidence.
“Should” Statements: Making yourself feel guilty by pointing out what you should or shouldn’t be doing, feeling, or thinking.

Make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day.  #MindfulMonday
05/17/2021

Make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day. #MindfulMonday

Make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day. #MindfulMonday

1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact ...
05/15/2021

1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. One way to check in with yourself is to take a mental health screen. It’s a quick, free, and private way for someone to assess their mental health and recognize signs of mental health problems. For more resources visit www.mhanational.org/may #Tools2Thrive #MentalHealthMonth #MHM2021

1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. One way to check in with yourself is to take a mental health screen. It’s a quick, free, and private way for someone to assess their mental health and recognize signs of mental health problems. For more resources visit www.mhanational.org/may #Tools2Thrive #MentalHealthMonth #MHM2021

Dealing with Anger and Frustration - In challenging times, you may find that you have little patience with other people ...
05/14/2021

Dealing with Anger and Frustration - In challenging times, you may find that you have little patience with other people or get upset over minor things. Anger and frustration are complicated emotions that often stem from other feelings, like disappointment, fear, and stress. Taking some extra steps to decrease your overall tension can prevent your feelings (and the reactions that they cause) from spiraling out of control. For more resources visit www.mhanational.org/may #Tools2Thrive #MentalHealthMonth #MHM2021

Remember that your mental health is a priority, your inner peace is essential and your self-care is a necessity. #Mindfu...
05/10/2021

Remember that your mental health is a priority, your inner peace is essential and your self-care is a necessity. #MindfulMonday

Remember that your mental health is a priority, your inner peace is essential and your self-care is a necessity. #MindfulMonday

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there from all of us at Mental Health America of Greater Houston! We hope you hav...
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there from all of us at Mental Health America of Greater Houston! We hope you have an amazing day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there from all of us at Mental Health America of Greater Houston! We hope you have an amazing day!

05/07/2021
Center for School Behavioral Health Art Showcase

Mental Health America of Greater Houston's Center for School Behavioral Health is so proud to present our art showcase program - available at 11am. The program features Channel 2 weatherman and MHA Board member Justin Stapleton who will announce the prize winners as well as testimonials from student artists about why they participated in the showcase and how art helps them express themselves. All art can be viewed on our website! Special thanks again to our sponsors @Hebcares and North Texas Art Supply Exchange

Mental Health America of Greater Houston's Center for School Behavioral Health is so excited to announce our art showcas...
05/07/2021

Mental Health America of Greater Houston's Center for School Behavioral Health is so excited to announce our art showcase program today at 11 AM CST on our page! Today May 7th is Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, and as such we want to share the amazing work youth across the Greater Houston area created. The program will feature Channel 2 weatherman and MHA Board member @Justin Stapleton who will announce the prize winners and MC the event. The program will feature testimonials from student artists about why they participated in the showcase and how art helps them express themselves. All art can be viewed on our website! Special thanks again to our sponsors @HEBCares and @TexasArtSupply!

Mental Health America of Greater Houston's Center for School Behavioral Health is so excited to announce our art showcase program today at 11 AM CST on our page! Today May 7th is Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, and as such we want to share the amazing work youth across the Greater Houston area created. The program will feature Channel 2 weatherman and MHA Board member @Justin Stapleton who will announce the prize winners and MC the event. The program will feature testimonials from student artists about why they participated in the showcase and how art helps them express themselves. All art can be viewed on our website! Special thanks again to our sponsors @HEBCares and @TexasArtSupply!

Mental Health America of Greater Houston's Center for School Behavioral Health is so excited to announce our art showcas...
05/06/2021

Mental Health America of Greater Houston's Center for School Behavioral Health is so excited to announce our art showcase program will premiere on Friday, May 7th at 11 AM CST on our page! May 7th is Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, and as such we want to share the amazing work youth across the Greater Houston area created. The program will feature Channel 2 weatherman and MHA Board member @Justin Stapleton who will announce the prize winners and MC the event. The program will feature testimonials from student artists about why they participated in the showcase and how art helps them express themselves. All art can be viewed on our website! Special thanks again to our sponsors @HEBCares and @TexasArtSupply!

Mental Health America of Greater Houston's Center for School Behavioral Health is so excited to announce our art showcase program will premiere on Friday, May 7th at 11 AM CST on our page! May 7th is Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, and as such we want to share the amazing work youth across the Greater Houston area created. The program will feature Channel 2 weatherman and MHA Board member @Justin Stapleton who will announce the prize winners and MC the event. The program will feature testimonials from student artists about why they participated in the showcase and how art helps them express themselves. All art can be viewed on our website! Special thanks again to our sponsors @HEBCares and @TexasArtSupply!

Adapting After Trauma and Stress We all face trauma, adversity, and other stresses throughout our lives. When people thi...
05/05/2021

Adapting After Trauma and Stress
We all face trauma, adversity, and other stresses throughout our lives. When people think of trauma, they often think of things like abuse, terrorism, or catastrophic events (big ‘T’ trauma). Trauma can also be caused by events that may be less obvious but can still overwhelm your capacity to cope, like frequent arguing at home or losing your job (little ‘t’ trauma). Trauma of any kind can be hard on your mental health but working on becoming more resilient can help you feel more at ease.
#Tools2Thrive #MentalHealthMonth #MHM2021

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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.
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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.
The pursuit and attainment of better mental health is highly important!