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As featured in the Denton Record-Chronicle, Nov. 27, 2016 One Vietnam veteran in Denton County recently learned he’s eligible for Veterans Affairs benefits, despite being told 40 years ago he didn’t serve long enough to qualify. If his son, who also served in the military, hadn’t enrolled in a veterans assistance program through the United Way of Denton County, neither of them...
Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2016
As published in the Cross Timbers Gazette, August 25, 2016 Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, along with representatives from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, joined local community leaders on August 19 to launch the Texas Veterans and Families Alliance pilot program, one of four pilot programs across the state. The program is...
Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016
As published in the Denton Record-Chronicle, August 23, 2016 Denton County commissioners voted in favor of establishing of a mental health court for juveniles Tuesday. The juvenile mental health court, which will be known as Soar, will allow juveniles between ages 10-17 who are at risk of being removed from their homes because of mental health issues to receive intensive treatment while staying...
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
As published in The Leader, Dec. 2, 2015 The recent formation and goals of the Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team (BHLT) will be explained at a public presentation Dec. 7 at the North Central Texas College (NCTC) Campus in Flower Mound. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the First Floor Lecture Hall of the campus, located at 1200 Parker Square Road off Cross Timbers Road and...
Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
As published in the Denton Record-Chronicle, Nov. 25, 2015 The United Way of Denton County announced Tuesday its first grant for mental health services since the formation of a countywide behavioral health leadership team in June. The agency will send $2,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Denton County to expand its local support groups. NAMI Denton County President Yvonne Broach...
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DENTON, TX (November 24, 2015): The Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team wasted no time in taking their first action last week at their monthly meeting after formally adopting their vision and mission. They recommended new behavioral health funding to the board of directors of United Way of Denton County to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Denton County...
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
As published in the Denton Record-Chronicle, Sept. 25, 2015 The Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team has formed a group of mental health care consumers to guide team planners in assessing needs. Team member and Denton County Commissioner Bobbie Mitchell urged the strategic planning work group to contact mental health consumers as part of assessment. She said no strategic plan would...
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015
As published in the Denton Record-Chronicle editorial, Aug. 23, 2015 Denton community leaders are embarking on a difficult quest to improve the delivery of mental health services throughout the county. We believe this issue will sit atop our "to do" list for years to come. Thousands of lives depend on the newly formed Denton County Behavioral Leadership Team getting it right. Social...
Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015
As published in the Denton Record-Chronicle and Dallas Morning News, Aug. 21, 2015 Community leaders made it official Thursday, adopting a charter and by-laws for the Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team. The quasi-governmental group will meet monthly for at least the next six months to begin the hard work of improving the accessibility and quality of local services for people with...
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015
As published in the Lewisville Leader, June 19, 2015 Denton County leaders are taking steps to provide better care for residents seeking behavioral health services through a new leadership team. The Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team is a collaborative effort among the United Way of Denton County (UWDC) and various leaders in Denton County's cities. It is charged with improving...
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2015

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