The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health announced the release of the fourth edition of A Guide to Understanding Mental Health Systems and Services in Texas. This comprehensive resource is designed to help advocates, policy makers, families and individuals prepare for and navigate mental health systems and services in Texas. The Hogg Foundation embodies the mission to transform how communities promote mental health in everyday life, they are committed to sharing information about the policy structures that have a powerful impact on community well-being.
In addition to comprehensive summaries of both the Texas and national contexts, this guide provides an overview of the structure and mental health services and supports provided by the following agencies:
Health and Human Services Commission
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Texas Education Agency and Local School Districts
Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Local Criminal Justice Agencies
Texas Juvenile Justice Department and Local Juvenile Justice Agencies
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Veterans Commission
ABOUT HOGG FOUNDATION FOR MENTAL HEATH
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health was started in 1940 and is based upon Ima Hogg’s vision for a Texas that supports and promotes mental health and well-being through a network of support. The Foundation strives to improve how communities support mental health, achieve health equity, and promote well-being. They believe support for mental health and well-being can be applied to everyday situations in schools, workplaces, churches and families. Recovery in mental health is built on core concepts of connectedness, hope, identity and resilience and it is their goal to promote that in communities and cities all over Texas.