MHSA website

The office provides oversight for public mental health policy in Texas and is responsible for coordinating the policy and delivery of mental health services throughout the state. The office consults and coordinates with other state agencies, local governments and other entities to ensure there is a statewide, unified approach to the delivery of behavioral health services that allows Texans to have access to care at the right time and place.

Mission: Develop an accountable, system of care that directs performance to achieve meaningful clinical and cost-effective outcomes.

Cross-Agency Behavioral Health Initiatives (PDF)

Texas System of Care

Texas partners are coming together, focused on a coordinated approach to identify ways to help local communities address the needs of children and youth with serious mental health concerns. In this system of care approach, partners work with families and youth, adapting to their cultural and linguistic needs, to help them function better at home, in school, in their community, and throughout life . Learn more at the Texas System of Care website.

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May 12, 2017

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Texas Health and Human Services sponsored creative arts contests for both children and adults.

August 29, 2016

If you saw someone lying on the floor crying or shouting, would you know what to do? Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people across Texas how to help a person experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem.