Youth Mental Health First Aid Training & Back to School CEU Workshop

Thursday, August 4 – Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer-based or self-help care. Friday, August 5 – What educators, counselors and parents need to know about issues that our teens face today.
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Christmas in July Donation Drive

Texas summers are hard to bear, and for newly sober moms with kids in tow and little support, it gets harder with each passing hot day.  Staying inside often means staying home alone with restless small children, too few supplies on hand, and just enough stress to trigger a drug or alcohol relapse.

With the rising temperatures the numbers of client families seeking help at our Behavioral Health Center for Women and Children continues to increase.  The expecting and new moms receiving services through the Center’s Cradles program often cannot meet basic material needs, and we are committed to welcoming them with open arms.

As we move into August our “inventory” of diapers, baby food, clothing and other supplies dwindles.  We rely on the support of donors like you to restock our supply, in the face of increasing client demand.  Donations also support travel vouchers so that all women and families in need can get to our agency for immediate treatment and support.

We are so thankful to the donors whose support has brought us more than $5,000 in initial contributions.  We challenge you to join us in raising the bar to $10,000, with 100% participation!!  We’re halfway there…
Please consider making a gift today in support of the “Christmas in July” drive at the Behavioral Health Center for Women and Children.
All amounts make a difference, and in-kind contributions are also appreciated.

All donations needed by Saturday, July 31, 2016

Greatest Need:
Monetary Donation
• Gift Cards (Target, Walmart, Grocery Stores, Visa ($10 – $100)

Additional Needs:
• Diapers (All Sizes)
• Wipes
• Baby Basics (i.e. pacifiers, bibs, receiving blankets, burping cloths, sleepers, onesies, bottles, sippy cups, swaddles, sleep sacks and baby thermometers)

How to give: Drop Off, Mail or Make a Donation Online!

Checks payable to The Council on Recovery; indicate Christmas in July on memo line.

Drop Off Donations:                Mail Donations:
The Council on Recovery              The Council on Recovery
303 Jackson Hill St                        P.O. Box 2768
Houston, TX 77007                        Houston, TX 77252

Current Best Practices in Integrative Healthcare

This day-long workshop on Integrative Behavioral Health will explore how current strategies in addiction treatment and recovery support services, mental health resiliency techniques and holistic approaches complement each other to increase longer remission rates for those in recovery from both mental health and addiction disorders. For more information and to register click here.