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February 9, 2021
Jamie Freeny, DrPH, MPH, Director of the Center for School Behavioral Health at MHAGH spoke with Isobella Harkrider at Reform Austin News regarding the mental health of Kids and what steps parents can take to address changes in a child’s behavior
February 1, 2021
Dr. Jamie Freeny, DrPH, MPH, Director of the Center of School Behavioral Health at MHA Houston spoke with Dr. Cofield of Real World Real Talk about mental health and children- starting the new year off right.
January 21, 2021
Renae Vania Tomczak, MBA President and Chief Executive Officer at Mental Health America of Greater Houston shared insight with Isobella Harkrider of Reform Austin about mental health benefits from sleep, physical activity, and diet.
January 10, 2021
July 28, 2020
Dr. Jamie Freeny, Director, Center for School Behavioral Health, spoke with Roxie Bustamante of Houston’s ABC 13 about the mental health impacts as some children will not return to in-person learning this fall.
July 1, 2020
Dr. Jamie Freeny, Director of the Center for School Behavioral Health spoke with The Cut about the secondary trauma that can develop after routinely witnessing Black murders in the media.
June 11, 2020
The Daily Cougar features MHA of Greater Houston partnership with Southern Smoke and the Psychology Department at the University of Houston to provide free mental health services to restaurant workers and their families
June 3, 2020
Dr. Jamie Freeny, Director, Center for School Behavioral Health Interviewed by Raven Ambers of ABC13 Houston regarding the protests and how fighting racial injustice can impact mental health
May 29, 2020
Houston Business Journal features the partnership between MHA of Greater Houston, Southern Smoke and University of Houston. Local restaurateur’s nonprofit teams up with mental health organizations to help workers statewide
May 29, 2020
Dr. Jamie Freeny, Director, Center for School Behavioral Health spoke with Raven Ambers of ABC 13 Houston about police killings and the profound effects on mental health of Black Americans
May 27, 2020
Featured in Houston Eater to announce MHA Houston’s new initiative with Southern Smoke and University of Houston to provide mental health services to restaurant workers and their families, free of charge
May 25, 2020
Renae Vania-Tomczak, President and CEO, spoke with Houston Press Journalist, Jesse Sendejas Jr., about the importance of musicians focusing on mental health during mental health awareness month
March 24, 2020
Dr. Stephen Linder, MHA of Greater Houston Board Member, spoke with Ted Oberg and Sarah Rafique from ABC 13 about Texas Hospitals and if they are ready for the steep rise in COVID-19 cases.
November 29, 2019
Annalee Gulley, Director, Public Policy interviewed by Eric Dexheimer of the Houston Chronicle regarding delays which create “𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗷𝘂𝗱𝗴𝗲𝘀- 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘇𝗲𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗵𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁”
November 18, 2019
Janet Pozmantier, previous director of the three-person Center for School Behavioral Health told Sarah D. Sparks of Education Week that the scale of the need for trauma and mental-health services in the 31 southeast Texas school districts they serve has been daunti