MENTAL HEALTH CONNECTION

Who We Are

(members)

Our Focus

(strategic plan)

Actions

(committees)

Members collaborating to revolutionize the mental health service system in Tarrant County, by developing long-term changes in the system while addressing emerging needs.

MENTAL HEALTH CONNECTION TIMELINE

The Start

Mental health providers accepted the challenge when Fort Worth Mayor Kenneth Barr asked them to create a plan for improving access to quality mental health services in Tarrant County for citizens of all ages.

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Sixteen beds for adolescents

Sixteen beds for adolescents 13 and over re-opened at JPS. Community providers committed services for discharged youth.

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Community Solutions

Six-year $9.5 million System of Care Grant (Community Solutions) awarded by SAMHSA

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Hand in Hand

Tarrant County was awarded a second System of Care grant by SAMHSA (Hand in Hand)

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Research Roundtables

Hosted Research Roundtables to share research of local professionals from University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Christian University, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and Texas Wesleyan University with MHC membership.

Journal Clubs

Journal Clubs formed to continue literature review and community learning.

CBT Training

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) training and implementation with Peter Jensen, MD of The REACH Institute.

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Tarrant Cares Launch

Tarrant Cares, a web-based data base of local health and human services, was launched.

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Transformation Bureau

Transformation Bureau - 50 emerging leaders from MHC member agencies were selected to participate in a 2-day leadership program.

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Cultural Connection

Search Conference conducted by Ellen Kagen, Georgetown University, resulting in development of new strategic plan. More than 125 individuals from 60 agencies participated.

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Recognize Trauma

First annual Recognize Trauma Symposium held with Kenneth Ginsburg, MD from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  More than 800 attended.

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Paving the Way

Paving the Way, a four-year grant program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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Mental Health Connection Website

Mental Health Connection Launched it's new website.

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THE PROGRAMS, INITIATIVES, EVENTS, AND PROJECTS THAT HIGHLIGHT THE HISTORY OF MENTAL HEALTH CONNECTION.

Contact Us

MENTAL HEALTH CONNECTION
3200 Sanguinet Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Patsy Thomas, President

For more information call: 817.927.5200 or email: contact@mentalhealthconnection.org

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