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The next regular membership meeting will be held:

Monday, June 13, 2016
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Lena Pope
3200 Sanguinet
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Recognizing the Critical
Importance of
Behavioral and Physical
Healthcare on Overall Wellness
Presenter: Wayne Young, Chair
Mental Health Connection Board

Improvements in Access
to Crisis Services
Presenter: Mark Ware, Director of Crisis Services
MHMR of Tarrant County


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Next Mental Health Connection meeting: Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m., Lena Pope

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June Meeting to Feature JPS Health Integrated Care Model

You will not want to miss the June 13 Mental Health Connection membership meeting. JPS Health Network will share an abbreviated version of a presentation it has already given to the two largest hospital associations at their national conferences - America's Essential Hospitals and the American Hospital Association. Wayne Young, chair of the Mental Health Connection Board of Directors, will discuss a comprehensive model of integrated care spread across the JPS continuum. Wayne's presentation will help us to further promote integration throughout our system of care in Tarrant County.  

In addition, you will receive an update on improvements in access to crisis care in our community from Mark Ware, Director of Crisis Services, MHMR of Tarrant County.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Lena Pope Amon Carter Center, 3200 Sanguinet, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

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Hand in Hand Wraps Up with Star Wars Themed Video

After seven years of work, Hand in Hand completed its cooperative agreement with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in September. To show all that it accomplished over the seven years, Hand in Hand developed a video.

Click here to see it - and have fun. Be sure to watch all five "episodes."

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