Houston Health Department is enabling youth with mental health conditions to lead more enriching lives by developing a population-specific program, identifying the right young people to serve as peers, and giving them meaningful work.
Via Hope is helping people with mental illness re-enter the community after incarceration through the support of trained Peer Specialists and Certified Recovery Coaches.
Postpartum depression is not uncommon. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 11-20% of women who give birth each year have postpartum depression symptoms. Sarah Guy, a doctoral student in the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin, and a 2016 recipient of the Hogg Foundation’s Frances Fowler Wallace Award, suggests that those statistics are underestimated because postpartum depression too often goes unrecognized or is not discussed.