Bryan’s House – Building innovative pathways to inclusion

09/26/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Bryan’s House. Over the past 30 years, Bryan’s House has served more than 23,000 children in the community. Founded in 1988 to serve children with HIV/AIDS, Bryan’s House has relaunched to include a continuum of medically-managed care, early childhood education for medically fragile children, in … Read More

DFWHC-sponsored “I’m Listening” to air in Spanish tomorrow morning

09/05/2019

A live, two-hour broadcast of “I’m Listening,” will air tomorrow morning in Spanish from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on 107.5 La Grande FM. The program will kick off a busy weekend of radio conversation to inspire community awareness on depression while highlighting the start of National Suicide Prevention Week. For the second straight year, the “I’m Listening” program will … Read More

DFWHC sponsors “I’m Listening” broadcast to raise awareness on mental health

09/04/2019

Set your radio dials on September 8 for the two-hour broadcast “I’m Listening,” a program to inspire community awareness on depression while highlighting the start of National Suicide Prevention Week. For the second straight year, the event will be locally sponsored by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) in a continuation of its mental health and substance misuse efforts in … Read More

Mental Health Speaker Series attracts 90-plus

02/13/2019

More than 90 attendees turned out for this morning’s educational event “Growing Up in North Texas: Removing the Stigma Around Mental Health” at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The mental health speaker series was hosted by Children at Risk in coordination with the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness North Texas. By way of … Read More

DFWHC participates in State of Reform Conference

02/06/2019

DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love was in Austin yesterday for the State of Reform 2019 Texas Health Policy Conference at AT&T Hotel on the campus of the University of Texas. Love moderated the morning panel discussion “Intersection of Behavioral Health and Homelessness.” Panel members included Larry James, executive director of CitySquare; Kevin Denmark, Texas state director of Beacon … Read More

Local groups team together for Feb. 13 Mental Health Speaker Series

01/16/2019

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) in coordination with Children at Risk and the National Alliance on Mental Illness North Texas will host the educational event “Growing Up in North Texas: Removing the Stigma Around Mental Health” on Wednesday, February 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The seminar will focus on the policies … Read More

DFWHC receives community award for mental health awareness

11/28/2018

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Texas has announced its 2018 Community Award Winners, with awardees including the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) as Professional of the Year, Linda Perryman Evans of The Meadows Foundation for a Lifetime Achievement Award and Entercom as the Media recipient. Awardees will be honored December 6 during a dinner in Asbury Hall … Read More

Fall Interlocutor is now available

11/14/2018

The Fall edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s Interlocutor is now available. Click the link or graphic below to read the latest on the new grant awarded to the Foundation to provide Mental Health First Aid training to 12 North Texas counties. You can also check out a recap of the DFWHC’s 70th Annual Awards Luncheon, the Foundation’s Second Annual … Read More

Let’s hope contagious compassion becomes an epidemic

11/17/2017

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council A study by Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor found the U.S. spends a small amount on social programs like retirement, disability benefits, employment programs and housing when compared to other nations. The U.S. spends nine percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on social services assisting the population. If … Read More

Behavioral Health – Must Be In Care Continuum

03/20/2013

Behavioral health disorders affect a large portion of our population. Each year, one in four Americans experience a mental illness or substance abuse disorder and the majority has comorbid physical health problems. Currently, 55 percent of U.S. counties have no practicing psychiatrists, psychologists or social workers. In 2009, more than two million discharges from local community hospitals were for a … Read More