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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.

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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.

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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.

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