DSHS COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS SERVICES. IMPLEMENTATION OVERVIEW MEETING Thursday, August 2, 2007 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. AGENDA. Welcome and Introductions – Joe Vesowate 9:30 am Opening Remarks – Dr. Lakey 9:45 am Review of Committee’s Work – Joe Vesowate 10:00 am
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Thursday, August 2, 2007
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*The adjournment time may be extended to 4:30 p.m. to allow
more time for public comment, if needed.
Develop recommendations for a comprehensive array of specific services to meet the needs of Texans having a mental health and/or substance abuse crisis
Note: Projected number of persons needing crisis services based on 13% increase in number receiving front-door crisis services from FY2005 to FY2006 projected forward each year, and 5% increase in number receiving community mental health services from FY2005 to FY2006 projected forward each year, 21% of whom receive community crisis services. Expected general population estimates based on 2.01% increase in Texas population (all ages) each year from 2005 to 2009.
Sources: DSHS Mental Retardation and Behavioral Health Outpatient Warehouse (MBOW); Texas Population Percent Change, All Ages, 2004-2010, Texas Data Center.
The committee was composed of more than 20 individuals representing local government, mental health professionals, hospitals, judges, law enforcement, advocacy organizations, local mental health authorities and DSHS staff.
September 1, 2005.
All appeared to recognize the need for coordination to improve the system.
* Special issue subcommittee - Transportation
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