Mental health issues are a reality for millions of Americans, from mild to more severe conditions. Fortunately, there are many services available to help those in need. In Central Texas, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has contracted with 37 local mental health authorities (LMHA) and two local behavioral health authorities (LBHA) to provide mental health services. These organizations offer evidence-based programs and services to help people manage mental illness.
The HHSC requires that each LMHA and LBHA assess the mental health needs of their communities and plan, develop policies, coordinate services, and use resources to address those needs. For instance, Baylor Scott & White Health offers compassionate care for those who need mental health services or have problems with substance abuse. Women's Reproductive Mental Health of Texas is a specialized clinic of the Mulva Neuroscience Clinic at UT Health Austin that provides clinical care and medication management related to pregnancy and preconception planning for adult patients (18 years and older) with a history of mental health problems or trauma. The care team includes specialists in reproductive mental health for women, psychiatrists, pharmacists, social workers and more, who work together to ensure patients get the help they need.
At Women's Reproductive Mental Health of Texas, patients can receive comprehensive care tailored to their individual needs. The clinic offers a range of services including individual therapy, group therapy, medication management, and more. The team also provides education about mental health issues and resources for support. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues in Central Texas, there are many resources available to help.
The HHSC contracts with LMHAs and LBHAs to provide evidence-based programs and services to help people manage mental illness. Additionally, Women's Reproductive Mental Health of Texas offers specialized care for women in the area who are dealing with mental health issues related to pregnancy or preconception planning.