The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD As the largest behavioral and developmental disability care center in Texas, The Harris Center provides a full continuum of services to 86 sites across Harris County.

Our mission is to transform the lives of people with behavioral health and IDD needs. The Harris Center is the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Authority serving Harris County, Texas. Our vision is to empower people with behavioral health and IDD needs to improve their lives through an accessible, integrated and comprehensive recovery-oriented system of care.

Operating as usual

10/26/2021
October is ADHD Awareness Month. You can’t tell by looking!Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Awareness is ...
10/22/2021

October is ADHD Awareness Month. You can’t tell by looking!
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Awareness is observed during the month of October, every year. The objective of this observance is to raise awareness about the silent issue of ADHD. According to the Centers for Disease Control, ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood which often lasts into adulthood. A child with ADHD might:

-Daydream a lot
-Forget or lose things a lot
-Squirm or fidget
-Talk too much
-Make careless mistakes or take unnecessary risks
-Have a hard time resisting temptation
-Have trouble taking turns
-Have difficulty getting along with others

Resources:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Fact Sheet (http://ow.ly/72S050Gu0n3)
Homeschooling in the COVID Era: Tips for ADHD/ADD Struggles | Cook Children's (http://ow.ly/99mp50Gu0n4)
ADHD and COVID-19: Tips and how to manage it (http://ow.ly/m9nK50Gu0n2)

Texans Recovering Together understands the support and education that may be needed for a parent or caregiver parenting a child with ADHD. If you need support, please call 832-927-1806.

October is ADHD Awareness Month. You can’t tell by looking!
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Awareness is observed during the month of October, every year. The objective of this observance is to raise awareness about the silent issue of ADHD. According to the Centers for Disease Control, ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood which often lasts into adulthood. A child with ADHD might:

-Daydream a lot
-Forget or lose things a lot
-Squirm or fidget
-Talk too much
-Make careless mistakes or take unnecessary risks
-Have a hard time resisting temptation
-Have trouble taking turns
-Have difficulty getting along with others

Resources:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Fact Sheet (http://ow.ly/72S050Gu0n3)
Homeschooling in the COVID Era: Tips for ADHD/ADD Struggles | Cook Children's (http://ow.ly/99mp50Gu0n4)
ADHD and COVID-19: Tips and how to manage it (http://ow.ly/m9nK50Gu0n2)

Texans Recovering Together understands the support and education that may be needed for a parent or caregiver parenting a child with ADHD. If you need support, please call 832-927-1806.

Sarah Strang,  Mobile Crisis Outreach Team and Project CHANGE Director, and along with a few MCOT staff  will be co-host...
10/21/2021
Rally Point 2021 - See you there! ( Harris Center)

Sarah Strang, Mobile Crisis Outreach Team and Project CHANGE Director, and along with a few MCOT staff will be co-hosts of the Soldier for Life Rally Point this Saturday from 8am-3pm! This event is sponsored by by the Veteran Transition Success Coalition to support active military transitioning to civilian life. Be sure to stop by our booth! http://ow.ly/fZzn50GvJyq

Meet The Harris Center staff this weekend October 23, enjoy good food, live music, meet other vets, learn about our partner agencies that support the veteran...

In times like these it helps to talk to someone. If you are experiencing stress or anxiety, you are not alone. You or so...
10/12/2021

In times like these it helps to talk to someone. If you are experiencing stress or anxiety, you are not alone. You or someone you know may get help by accessing the Harris County’s COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at 833-986-1919, operated by The Harris Center 24/7.

In times like these it helps to talk to someone. If you are experiencing stress or anxiety, you are not alone. You or someone you know may get help by accessing the Harris County’s COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at 833-986-1919, operated by The Harris Center 24/7.

The Community Outreach team proudly representing The Harris Center at the Student Welcome Back fair at  University of Ho...
09/30/2021

The Community Outreach team proudly representing The Harris Center at the Student Welcome Back fair at University of Houston-Downtown. It’s great to see #ALGEEtheKoala helping the team promote the higher education module of Mental Health First Aid USA. For more information on how you can have this amazing team at your event in Harris County or to learn more about Mental Health First Aid please email [email protected].

The Community Outreach team proudly representing The Harris Center at the Student Welcome Back fair at University of Houston-Downtown. It’s great to see #ALGEEtheKoala helping the team promote the higher education module of Mental Health First Aid USA. For more information on how you can have this amazing team at your event in Harris County or to learn more about Mental Health First Aid please email [email protected].

09/28/2021

Many of us may struggle with asking for help because we don’t know what to say. We may not know how to express the feelings we are experiencing, and we may not know what we need or what type of support someone is able (or willing) to offer. Saying something is better than nothing. #Su***dePreventionAwarenessMonth #Su***de365

09/22/2021
Meet The Harris Center's new Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Luming Li!

“I am truly humbled and excited for the opportunity to serve in the role of Chief Medical Officer at The Harris Center. I hope to contribute toward improving high quality access to care and facilitating partnerships within and outside the organization.” - Dr. Li. We couldn't be more excited to welcome Dr. Luming Li as The Harris Center's new Chief Medical Officer!

The Harris Center is proud to offer emotional support to LBTQIA+ youth through our emotional support texting program. Te...
09/20/2021

The Harris Center is proud to offer emotional support to LBTQIA+ youth through our emotional support texting program. Text SUPPORT to 832-479-2135.

The Harris Center is proud to offer emotional support to LBTQIA+ youth through our emotional support texting program. Text SUPPORT to 832-479-2135.

The Harris Center in partnership with @region4ESC presented to over 1000 people at @SBISD for National Su***de Preventio...
09/20/2021

The Harris Center in partnership with @region4ESC presented to over 1000 people at @SBISD for National Su***de Prevention Month on Self Care and Coping. #su***deprevention #BeThe1to @StopTXSu***des

The Harris Center representing at National Big Texas Rally for Recovery 2021.  #bigtexasrally #recoverymonth
09/18/2021

The Harris Center representing at National Big Texas Rally for Recovery 2021. #bigtexasrally #recoverymonth

The Harris Center has established & invested in a comprehensive #crisisresponsesystem with trained professionals to safe...
09/16/2021

The Harris Center has established & invested in a comprehensive #crisisresponsesystem with trained professionals to safely respond to people in crisis. #Su***dePrevention365

The Harris Center has established & invested in a comprehensive #crisisresponsesystem with trained professionals to safely respond to people in crisis. #Su***dePrevention365

We must invest in treating root causes of su***de & mental health problems, including job loss, poverty, hunger, homeles...
09/14/2021

We must invest in treating root causes of su***de & mental health problems, including job loss, poverty, hunger, homelessness, isolation & other factors. The Harris Center supports #NationalMentalHealthResponse in making this a key priority. #Take5tosavelives #WeNeedYouHere

We must invest in treating root causes of su***de & mental health problems, including job loss, poverty, hunger, homelessness, isolation & other factors. The Harris Center supports #NationalMentalHealthResponse in making this a key priority. #Take5tosavelives #WeNeedYouHere

Adriana Rodriguez and Scarlet Zul with our MCOT Rapid Response were proud to represent The Harris Center at the 9/11 Her...
09/11/2021

Adriana Rodriguez and Scarlet Zul with our MCOT Rapid Response were proud to represent The Harris Center at the 9/11 Heroes Run (Travis Manion Foundation) to honor Houston’s heroes and first responders!

We're taking the time to honor today and remember those lost and affected by 9/11. Forever in our hearts. We will never ...
09/11/2021

We're taking the time to honor today and remember those lost and affected by 9/11. Forever in our hearts. We will never forget.

If you or someone you know needs to talk, you can call our Crisis Line at 713-970-7000, Press 1.

We're taking the time to honor today and remember those lost and affected by 9/11. Forever in our hearts. We will never forget.

If you or someone you know needs to talk, you can call our Crisis Line at 713-970-7000, Press 1.

Today is World Su***de Prevention Day. Take 5 to Save Lives.  More people in the world die from su***de than by war and ...
09/10/2021

Today is World Su***de Prevention Day. Take 5 to Save Lives. More people in the world die from su***de than by war and murder combined. By taking 5 minutes to get involved and become informed, you will be part of a worldwide movement to save lives #Su***dePrevention365

Today is World Su***de Prevention Day. Take 5 to Save Lives. More people in the world die from su***de than by war and murder combined. By taking 5 minutes to get involved and become informed, you will be part of a worldwide movement to save lives #Su***dePrevention365

September is Su***de Prevention Awareness Month. We must change the national conversation around su***de prevention by e...
09/07/2021

September is Su***de Prevention Awareness Month. We must change the national conversation around su***de prevention by elevating the voices of those with mental health conditions and/or a history of suicidal experiences. #Take5tosavelives #WeNeedYouHere

September is Su***de Prevention Awareness Month. We must change the national conversation around su***de prevention by elevating the voices of those with mental health conditions and/or a history of suicidal experiences. #Take5tosavelives #WeNeedYouHere

Today is #InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay, a day to remember those who have been injured or lost their lives as a resu...
08/31/2021

Today is #InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay, a day to remember those who have been injured or lost their lives as a result of a drug overdose.

Time to Remember. Time to Act.

Today is #InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay, a day to remember those who have been injured or lost their lives as a result of a drug overdose.

Time to Remember. Time to Act.

Most children want to talk about how #COVID19 is affecting them. Be a good listener. Accept and validate their feelings....
08/27/2021

Most children want to talk about how #COVID19 is affecting them. Be a good listener. Accept and validate their feelings. Tell them sadness, anger or whatever they’re feeling is OK. Talking helps us process our emotions. #TexansRecoveringTogether

Most children want to talk about how #COVID19 is affecting them. Be a good listener. Accept and validate their feelings. Tell them sadness, anger or whatever they’re feeling is OK. Talking helps us process our emotions. #TexansRecoveringTogether

This isn’t a normal school year for teachers. Try to accept the unpredictable and give yourself some grace. What can you...
08/25/2021

This isn’t a normal school year for teachers. Try to accept the unpredictable and give yourself some grace. What can you do to manage the stress of teaching in this environment? Let us know in the comments.

If you need to talk, call 833-927-1806 for free emotional support. #TexansRecoveringTogether

This isn’t a normal school year for teachers. Try to accept the unpredictable and give yourself some grace. What can you do to manage the stress of teaching in this environment? Let us know in the comments.

If you need to talk, call 833-927-1806 for free emotional support. #TexansRecoveringTogether

The news of Afghanistan can trigger a complicated wave of emotions. Veterans may question the meaning of their service o...
08/25/2021
Afghanistan: How Veterans can learn from Vietnam Veterans | VAntage Point

The news of Afghanistan can trigger a complicated wave of emotions. Veterans may question the meaning of their service or whether it was worth the sacrifices they made. They may feel more moral distress about experiences they had during their service. Read how Veterans can get help through Vet Centers, learning from Vietnam Veterans:
https://bit.ly/3iWBvTY

The second part of this series focuses on how those who served in Afghanistan can learn from those who served in Vietnam.

COVID-19 is traumatic for children and youth. Teachers can help students see the positive right now. Talk about the good...
08/20/2021

COVID-19 is traumatic for children and youth. Teachers can help students see the positive right now. Talk about the good things coming out of this experience. If students are struggling, call 833-986-1919. Texas Health and Human Services Commission Crisis Counseling Program provides services to help students understand the emotions and reactions they may be experiencing. #TexansRecoveringTogether

COVID-19 is traumatic for children and youth. Teachers can help students see the positive right now. Talk about the good things coming out of this experience. If students are struggling, call 833-986-1919. Texas Health and Human Services Commission Crisis Counseling Program provides services to help students understand the emotions and reactions they may be experiencing. #TexansRecoveringTogether

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is proud to announce the recognition of Wayne Young, chief executive officer...
08/19/2021

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is proud to announce the recognition of Wayne Young, chief executive officer, as one of this year’s Top 25 Innovators by Modern Healthcare. “I am truly honored and humbled to be recognized as a top innovator in healthcare,” Wayne Young. This year’s Top 25 Innovators championed solutions to reshape the industry in big and small ways, pushing boundaries to help solve healthcare’s greatest challenges💥

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is proud to announce the recognition of Wayne Young, chief executive officer, as one of this year’s Top 25 Innovators by Modern Healthcare. “I am truly honored and humbled to be recognized as a top innovator in healthcare,” Wayne Young. This year’s Top 25 Innovators championed solutions to reshape the industry in big and small ways, pushing boundaries to help solve healthcare’s greatest challenges💥

Are you a school leader or administrator? There’s no time like the present to model self-care and make space for teacher...
08/18/2021

Are you a school leader or administrator? There’s no time like the present to model self-care and make space for teachers to talk about their mental health and communicate their needs. Call 833-927-1806 for free emotional support. #TexansRecoveringTogether

Are you a school leader or administrator? There’s no time like the present to model self-care and make space for teachers to talk about their mental health and communicate their needs. Call 833-927-1806 for free emotional support. #TexansRecoveringTogether

08/18/2021

'We're offering a feeding disorder clinic for people from all walks of life." - Dr. Rinita Roberts. Hear from Dr. Roberts and her awesome team of ABA Specialists on the work they're doing here at The Harris Center's S.T.A.R.S Feeding Disorders Clinic. #DDAwareness

Strive for a more peace of mind with seeing the world and all it has to offer. #MondayMotivation
08/16/2021

Strive for a more peace of mind with seeing the world and all it has to offer. #MondayMotivation

Strive for a more peace of mind with seeing the world and all it has to offer. #MondayMotivation

Teachers play a crucial role helping children navigate stress. For your own mental health, it’s important to be aware of...
08/13/2021

Teachers play a crucial role helping children navigate stress. For your own mental health, it’s important to be aware of your stress levels. Know your stress signals, even ask a friend to tell you if they notice you are stressed. Need to talk? Call 833-927-1806 for free emotional support. #TexansRecoveringTogether

Teachers play a crucial role helping children navigate stress. For your own mental health, it’s important to be aware of your stress levels. Know your stress signals, even ask a friend to tell you if they notice you are stressed. Need to talk? Call 833-927-1806 for free emotional support. #TexansRecoveringTogether

Parents – we know your children mean the world to you. Prioritizing your mental health as a parent is good for the famil...
08/11/2021

Parents – we know your children mean the world to you. Prioritizing your mental health as a parent is good for the family. If you need to talk, call 833-927-1806 for free emotional support. #TexansRecoveringTogether

Parents – we know your children mean the world to you. Prioritizing your mental health as a parent is good for the family. If you need to talk, call 833-927-1806 for free emotional support. #TexansRecoveringTogether

Help others. Whether you volunteer with a local homeless shelter or simply support a friend in their own time of need, y...
08/11/2021

Help others. Whether you volunteer with a local homeless shelter or simply support a friend in their own time of need, you can garner a sense of purpose, foster self-worth, connect with other people and tangibly help others, all of which can empower you to grow in resilience. #WellnessWednesday

Help others. Whether you volunteer with a local homeless shelter or simply support a friend in their own time of need, you can garner a sense of purpose, foster self-worth, connect with other people and tangibly help others, all of which can empower you to grow in resilience. #WellnessWednesday

Save the Date!  The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is hosting a hiring event for our Adult Forensics operationa...
08/06/2021

Save the Date! The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is hosting a hiring event for our Adult Forensics operational area. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at The Harris County Jail.

Join us in learning more about the opportunities we have available and how you would be crucial to transforming the lives of the people we serve. Participants will get a realistic job preview onsite. Get the details below👇

Where: 1200 Baker St. Houston, TX 77002
When: August 14, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parking can be located at San Jacinto St. and Allen St. in the lot behind the Joint Processing Center. Cost is $5.

Positions Available:
Licensed Therapists (LPC, LCSW, LMFT)
Nursing (RN and APRN)
Master Level Clinicians (LPC-Associates, LMFT Associates, LMSW)
Qualified Mental Health Professionals (Bachelor/Master Level Staff)
Peer Navigators
Psychiatrists

Come meet with our hiring managers to learn more about opportunities available and potentially interview for a desired position. Certain positions are eligible for a sign on bonus and employees can be eligible for a referral bonus.

Bring a copy of your resume and join us in transforming the lives of the people we serve

Save the Date! The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is hosting a hiring event for our Adult Forensics operational area. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at The Harris County Jail.

Join us in learning more about the opportunities we have available and how you would be crucial to transforming the lives of the people we serve. Participants will get a realistic job preview onsite. Get the details below👇

Where: 1200 Baker St. Houston, TX 77002
When: August 14, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parking can be located at San Jacinto St. and Allen St. in the lot behind the Joint Processing Center. Cost is $5.

Positions Available:
Licensed Therapists (LPC, LCSW, LMFT)
Nursing (RN and APRN)
Master Level Clinicians (LPC-Associates, LMFT Associates, LMSW)
Qualified Mental Health Professionals (Bachelor/Master Level Staff)
Peer Navigators
Psychiatrists

Come meet with our hiring managers to learn more about opportunities available and potentially interview for a desired position. Certain positions are eligible for a sign on bonus and employees can be eligible for a referral bonus.

Bring a copy of your resume and join us in transforming the lives of the people we serve

Address

9401 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX
77074

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(713) 970-7000

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