Restoration Center: San Antonio’s answer to mental health

Restoration Center: San Antonio’s answer to mental health

SAN ANTONIO — The plan was simple: instead of arresting the mentally ill for crimes, treat them for their illness. Keep them out of the jails and emergency rooms and instead provide them with a one-stop shop where they can be treated with psychiatric care, counseling...
Why Are Suicide Rates Higher in Rural Towns?

Why Are Suicide Rates Higher in Rural Towns?

Out of every 100,000 people in the U.S., 13 die by suicide – the highest rate in 30 years. These may just sound like numbers, but let’s put this in terms of your neighbors, or maybe someone closer. If you live in Denton County for instance, statistics suggest at least...
Bexar’s Mental Health Innovations a National Model

Bexar’s Mental Health Innovations a National Model

In my time representing Texas, I’ve found that bringing proven solutions from our state to Washington has a positive impact on the entire nation. So when considering how to fix our broken mental health system, it only made sense to first look to the reforms enacted...