Get Involved in Mental Health Town Hall Discussions

Mental health issues can leave people feeling isolated and ashamed. To counter misconceptions about mental illness and help connect people with resources, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) launched Speak Your Mind Texas, a statewide conversation about mental health that help is available and recovery is possible.

DSHS is working with local organizers to conduct town hall-style community conversations around Texas this summer to spark discussion about mental health and substance abuse.

Upcoming events include:

Aug. 4: El Paso
2-5 pm
Family Youth Service Center

Aug. 12: Waco
2-5 pm
Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest, Auditorium 

Aug. 13: San Antonio
6-9 pm
Whitley Center at the Oblate School Of Theology 

Aug. 18: Lufkin
1:30–4 pm
Pitser Garrison Convention Center 

Aug. 19: Austin
6-9 pm
Location to be determined

RSVP for events, download event flyers, and get updated information online.

Speak Your Mind Texas is part of an overall Texas effort to raise awareness of mental health issues and increase access to services. The Texas Legislature appropriated more than $300 million in additional mental health funding for 2014-15. The funds help expand services, decrease wait lists, make improvements at the state's mental health hospitals, and develop targeted efforts for veterans and young people. 

Action, Aug. 1, 2014


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