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June 22, 2022

‘What did we know in 6th grade?’ — TEA reviewing Uvalde shooter’s school history

This article was originally published by Austin’s KXAN on June 22, 2022. The Texas Education Agency is reviewing “every aspect” of the Uvalde school shooter’s educational history, according to TEA Commissioner Mike Morath. Morath testified…

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June 22, 2022

Uvalde shooter matched the profile of kids treated ‘every day,’ mental health expert testifies

This article was originally published by New York Daily News on June 22, 2022. A Texas mental health expert testified Wednesday that the symptoms attributed to the 18-year-old Uvalde school shooter matches the profiles of…

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June 22, 2022

Mental health experts call for expanding student services after Uvalde massacre

This article was originally published in the Houston Chronicle on June 22, 2022.  Despite growing calls for gun reform in the wake of the Uvalde school shooting, a Texas Senate committee discussing legislative responses to…

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June 20, 2022

Experts say proposed federal gun safety measures might not have prevented Uvalde shooting

This article was originally published in ABC News on June 20, 2022. The federal gun safety proposal announced last week by a bipartisan group of senators in response to the attack on Robb Elementary School in Uvalde,…

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June 5, 2022

School shooters and mental health. What is Texas actually doing?

This article was originally published by the Dallas Morning News on June 5, 2022. The day after a gunman slaughtered 19 fourth-graders and two teachers at their elementary school in Uvalde, the father of one…

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June 3, 2022

Galveston Celebrates New Mental Health Unit, Hurdles Remain

This article was originally published by the The Galveston Daily News on June 3, 2022. The city of Galveston on Thursday publicly committed to a bold new policing initiative that will create a unit to…

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April 14, 2022

3 takeaways about teen mental health from episode of ‘Breakdown with #StephAndSteve’

This article was originally published by San Antonio’s KSAT 12 on April 14, 2022. SAN ANTONIO – The April 14 episode of “Breakdown with #StephAndSteve” focused on how the pandemic has affected teenagers’ mental health and what parents…

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March 31, 2022

“Ghost Networks” for Mental Health

This article was originally published by Mindsite News on March 31, 2022. Senate finance committee goes to bat for mental health parity The United States Senate Committee on Finance held its third hearing on mental…

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March 30, 2022

‘Time Has Run Out’: Senate Committee Sends Strong Message About Mental Health Parity Enforcement

This article was originally published by Behavioral Health Business on March 30, 2022. Members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee put insurers on notice as they explored ways to better enforce the 13-year-old parity enforcement…

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