HOUSTON, TX — The Health Human Services Commission provides programs to educate people about behavioral and mental health.
The Health Human Services Commission (HHSC) programs address a lot of mental or behavioral health topics. It provides resources through helpful websites, training, presentations, and resource guides that can be accessed face to face or virtually.
Some of the HHSC programs are:
1. Training via eLearning Hub
The eLearning resources are created to bring knowledge and understanding to the general public about behavioral health conditions. These learning modules are available to the public, and people could access them anonymously. People also have the opportunity to review what they have learned upon completion.
The modules are intended for those who seek understanding of their own condition or someone else condition, public service workers seeking to understand more about behavioral health conditions, or anyone who wants to learn more about behavioral health conditions in general.
2. Behavioral health awareness module
This module series contains behavioral and mental topics covering the symptoms, treatment, recovery, and more. The topics covered include depression, trauma and PTSD, suicide awareness and prevention, aging and behavioral health, substance use disorders, serious emotional disturbances in children, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, psychosis and schizophrenia.
3. Mental health first aid training
MHFA is a skill-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. The classes are divided based on age category (i.e., adult, youth, and teen). These programs are available in both face-to-face or virtual formats.
MHFA training is free of charge for ISD employees and higher education institution employees.
4. Trauma-informed care
This program is an essential part of practical mental and behavioral health support and services. Through these courses, everyone can learn about the impact of trauma and become trauma-informed.