Recent Accomplishments

The (HB 906) Public School Mental Health Task Force: Year One Report

  • MHAGH’s HB 906 created the task force model during the 86th legislative session. Twenty months later, we are incredibly proud of the Task Force work.

town hall videos

Town Hall on COVID-19 and Child Mental Health

The best way we can support students is by opening a dialogue and talking about the trauma, fear and anxiety now commonplace in their lives. In association with Children At Risk and Legacy Community Health, Mental Health America of Greater Houston proudly presents one of the first open forums about COVID-19 and student mental health in Texas. We have a great conversation with members of Houston and East Texas’ delegations of the House of Representatives to understand how COVID-19 will shape the 87th Texas Legislative Session beginning in January. Featuring Moderator: Dr. Asim Shah, Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Menninger Dept. of Psychiatry and Baylor College of Medicine; Chief of Psychiatry, Harris Health System and Ben Taub Hospital; Board Chair of MHA of Greater Houston. Dr. Teandra Gordon, Senior Director of School-Based Behavioral Health at Legacy Community Health. Chairman Garnet Coleman, District 147-Houston. Vice-Chairman Gene Wu, District 137-Houston. Chairwoman Senfronia Thompson, District 141-Houston. Chairwoman Sarah Davis, District 134-Bellaire. Chairman Dade Phelan.

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Student Mental Health: An Online Conversation

After weeks living under a stay-in-place order, families have experienced extreme shifts in relationship dynamics and daily routines – and it’s most disruptive to our kids. This online conversation focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on our students mental health. Chairman Dan Huberty and State Senator Beverly Powell start a conversation that will continue during the coming months and become a focus of Texas’ legislative session. As Chairman of the House Public Education Committee and Member of the Senate Education Committee, respectively, Huberty and Powell share a great responsibility for shaping the futures of Texas’ children. Hosted by Mental Health America of Greater Houston in Partnership with Children At Risk and  Legacy Community Health. Featuring Moderator Dr. Jamie Freeny, Director of the Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston, and Renae Vania Tomczak, President and CEO of Mental Health America of Greater Houston