Commissioners Garcia, Ellis, Harris Center for Mental Health unveil new community-initiated mental health care project

HOUSTON – Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Wayne Young of the Harris Center for Mental Health unveiled a community-based mental health care initiative coming to Harris County residents in targeted areas Tuesday.

The “Healthy Minds, Healthy Communities” Mental Health Wellness program focuses on training the community to recognize the warning signs of mental health crises and helps to equip residents with resources on how to help those in need.

According to the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, surveys distributed across the county suggested that access to mental health resources consistently was a top-ranked need in the community.

The Harris Center said it plans to provide training and aid to help those dealing with mental illness.

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