Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health’

SUPC to host Mental Health Training Conference on Jan. 31

The Substance Use Prevention Coalition (SUPC) of Collin County will host a “Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Training Conference” on Thursday, January 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Allen Independent School District Service Center in Allen, Texas. Dr. Kurt Kleinschmidt, a professor of emergency medicine at UT Southwestern, will serve as […]

DFWHC accepts award for community work on mental health

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Texas presented its 2018 Community Awards on December 6 during a dinner ceremony at the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas. Recipients included the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) for its work in increasing mental health awareness by sponsoring “I’m Listening,” a radio program that inspired community […]

Mental Health First Aid training hosted today in Dallas

A second round of classes in Mental Health First Aid training continued today for 20-plus attendees at the offices of the Community Council of Greater Dallas. Hosted by the Community Council and the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority, the classes are the first to take place in the community. Mental Health First Aid is an […]

Fall Interlocutor is now available

The Fall edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s Interlocutor is now available. Click the link or graphic below to read the latest on the new grant awarded to the Foundation to provide Mental Health First Aid training to 12 North Texas counties. You can also check out a recap of the DFWHC’s 70th Annual Awards […]

Foundation receives funding to roll out Mental Health First Aid

With seven North Texas counties having no psychiatric care beds and the number of behavioral care providers throughout the region below national and state levels, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today it was chosen to receive a Community Mental Health Grant from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The funding will […]

Foundation and CMS co-host “Ligature Risk Standards” class for 120-plus

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted the complimentary educational event “Ligature Risk Standards” this morning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. More than 120 attendees were present for the class intended for healthcare employees unfamiliar with the best practices for spotting ligature risks […]

Foundation releases CHC Annual Review

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation released an annual review detailing the activities of its North Texas Community Health Collaborative (CHC) today to the public. The report provides information on activities, projects and volunteers over the past year. The Foundation’s CHC began as a series of meetings between regional health organizations focused on discussing the […]

Foundation to host “Ligature Risk Standards” class on Oct. 1

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation will host the complimentary educational event “Ligature Risk Standards” on Monday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. The class is intended for healthcare employees who may not be familiar with the best practices for spotting ligature risks in the […]

Foundation to participate in “Smart Justice” program

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift The numbers make the issue obvious, but they are still hard to believe. Twenty to 25 percent of people in Texas county jails are diagnosed with mental illness, with annual costs to […]

North Texas collaborative makes appearance at D.C. conference

Representatives of the North Texas Community Health Collaborative were invited to the nation’s capital on April 22- April 25 to discuss “Accelerating the Impact of Population Approaches to Mental Health First Aid” during the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland. The event attracted more than […]