Announcing The Hackett Center for Mental Health
The Institute received a gift of $20 million from Maureen and Jim Hackett to establish a regional center in Houston focused on making Harris County and the broader Gulf Coast region a national leader in treating people with mental health needs. The Hackett Center will convene academic and clinical thought leaders to foster systemic change through collaboration and research.
Rapid Integrated Group Healthcare Team (RIGHT Care) Program launches in Dallas
The innovative RIGHT Care pilot program transforms response to mental health emergencies through dispatching teams comprised of a police officer, a paramedic, and a mental health professional. Made possible by a grant from the W. W. Caruth, Jr., Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas, and planned with research and guidance from the Institute, the program is a collaboration of Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, and Dallas Police Department.
Texas’ High Courts Establish Mental Health Commission in Historic Joint Hearing
The Texas Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals held a first-ever joint hearing on January 11 and established the Judicial Commission on Mental Health to help the state’s two highest courts better serve people struggling with mental health issues.