Mental Health and De-escalation

  • Increase grant opportunities through Governor’s Criminal Justice Division per Chapter 772 of Government Code. Suggested for research and program implementation.
  • Improve collaboration for major stakeholder disciplines such as medical, counselors, police, paramedics, and academia to address this ever-increasing issue.
  • Expand programs supporting the continuity of care through mental health specialty courts.
  • Act to fund the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium, which includes the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) and Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT).
  • Increase funding for Multi-Systemic Therapy Teams, we need 100 teams across Texas, but have 7 now.
  • Add funding for Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) teams.