By connecting people with resources, we help people recover from a mental health crisis. Through long-term systemic improvements, we envision comprehensive behavioral health for every person in Denton County using cross-system collaboration to repair and restore lives.
THROUGH COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS AND COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMS, WE
Improve access to mental health care
Create conversations to reduce mental health stigma
Analyze data to assess gaps in mental health care services
Work with law enforcement and court systems to help repair and restore lives
DENTON COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP TEAM
As an advocate for overall mental health, we serve as the backbone organization to the Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team. This team advocates and facilitates a collaborative person-centered behavioral health system to repair and restore lives.
"BEHAVIORAL HEALTH" vs. "MENTAL HEALTH"
Behavioral health is a broader term that not only includes mental health conditions like depression or bipolar disorder, but also includes interventions for substance use and other addictions.
MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION
RACE, ETHNICITY, AND MENTAL HEALTH
According to the US Surgeon General, people of color in the US "face a social and economic environment of inequality that includes greater exposure to racism, discrimination, violence, and poverty, all of which take a toll on mental health."
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Mental Health First Aid is a workshop designed to teach you the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions and how to respond and refer. Adult Mental Health First Aid is offered.
OKAY TO SAY
We and the Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team are proud to be official partners with Okay to Say, an online resource to offer tips and guidance on how to support a friend or family member experiencing a mental health concern, and public awareness campaign that seeks to reduce stigma by encouraging open conversations about mental health. Check out these Supporter Tips to guide you and your loved one to get help and get better.