July 16, 2020

Suicide in bipolar disorder

  Written by: Gabriel Fries, PhD, MSc Being among the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States and the world, suicide is considered a major public health issue and a complex multifactorial human behavior. Studies suggest that…


June 7, 2019

How can families prepare for hurricane season?

Written by Dr. Leslie Taylor It’s the end of the school year and many children and families are ready for days at the swimming pool, having cookouts or planning for vacation. Summer also marks the beginning of hurricane season, with…


May 30, 2019

Vicarious Trauma

Written by: Jennifer B. Hughes, PhD At times, it can feel nearly impossible to find the motivation to keep showing up to work week after week, especially after working long hours or dealing with crises and looming deadlines. As health…


April 16, 2019

How Talking to Your Child about Sexual Health can Help Protect them from Child Sexual Abuse

Written by: Melissa Goldberg, PsyD Recent reports highlight the alarming prevalence of child sexual abuse. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before the age of…


March 19, 2018

UTHealth receives $2.6 million from Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund for behavioral health care at integrated UT Physicians clinics

HOUSTON – (March 15, 2018) – The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund has awarded $2.6 million to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for a technology-supported program for patients with unmet post-Harvey behavioral health needs. The program…


June 6, 2017

Foster care clinic wins excellence designation

More than 4,000 children in the custody of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) receive their medical care from the McGovern Medical School physicians at the Harris County Protective Services (HCPS) Clinic. In recognition of the high…


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