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People who have mental illnesses or substance use disorders need help recovering. These conditions can harm a person’s ability to make good decisions, and getting support from someone who has been in recovery themselves can be invaluable.

The Health and Human Services Commission is working to quickly fill about 20 contract specialist and purchasing positions at all levels. The agency is encouraging qualified candidates to apply now.

Vendors across the country have been getting fake requests for quotations purporting to be from state agencies, including at least one from the Texas Health and Human Services system.

In the U.S., antipsychotics are the primary strategy used to calm elderly nursing home residents with dementia who are acting out of frustration or fear. It’s a situation HHS is dedicated to changing.