The City of Mesquite is developing a large, comprehensive plan to address the mental health concerns in the community. Mental health is and continues to be a major issue in communities across the country. The plan will include training for public safety responders handling calls for service involving a mental health issue and the addition of staff with expertise in mental health. The City plans to continue working with community partners to ensure a multifaceted approach is in place when responding to calls for service that require a mental health professional.
UTD's Dr. Jacquelyn Gamino, a cognitive neuroscientists, provided an overview of the teenage brain in a talk with Kimbrough Middle School parents. In the meeting, she guides parents, teachers and caring adults toward improving brain health in our youth. this information will help you assist teens experiencing depression and isolation. Watch the presentation below.
Dr. Jackie, Lauren Burch and Shirley Weddle discussed an overview of the meeting with Kimbrough Middle School parents in the Mesquite Minute.
The Mental Health Media Guide is developed by a groundbreaking coalition of mental health experts and entertainment industry leaders. Twenty percent of the population is dealing with a mental health condition, but less than 7% of scripted TV and less than 2% of films address mental health issues.
This site is not intended to provide medical or mental health advice. If you have concerns about your or someone else's mental health, please contact a medical professional or call the AZAR Foundation at 833-298-9111 to set up a counseling session, free to any Mesquite resident.