December 20th, 2023
The Veterans Mental Health and Addiction Therapy Quality of Care Act would require an independent organization outside of the government to conduct a study to assess the quality of care veterans receive for mental and...
March 3rd, 2023
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met today with Greater Houston Partnership members to discuss the region’s energy security, the Texas Coastal Spine project, mental health, and the recent agreement between TxDOT, Harris...
December 16th, 2022
November 30th, 2022
The mental health and crisis intervention programs funded by these grants have eased the strain on law enforcement, reduced incarceration rates, and provided better access to care for those in crisis.
June 22nd, 2022
This week on the floor, I discussed my mental health and school safety legislation and the due process protections it provides. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.
March 3rd, 2022
To help patients and their families, we need to recognize and stop policies that worsen despair and disconnection, and get back to working together to strengthen American communities.
September 30th, 2020
The program — called “Let’s Beat COVID-19: Health Education, and Support Services,” or HESS — launches Thursday, and includes a support hotline, virtual support groups, and other resources, according to the city’s health...
May 6th, 2020
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the need to address the pandemic’s impact on mental health. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.
October 23rd, 2019
Sandy Hook, Orlando, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Santa Fe, and most recently – El Paso and Midland-Odessa. Across the nation, city names have become trending hashtags as acts of mass violence have rocked communities, and...
May 22nd, 2019
Senate Bill 10, focused on connecting children to mental health services, was knocked out of contention with a parliamentary maneuver Tuesday night but was revived as an amendment to another bill hours later. It's one of...
August 24th, 2023
Congressman Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) announced his latest bipartisan bill establishing a hotline through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide mental health support for farmers, ranchers, farm workers, and...
January 4th, 2023
December 12th, 2022
Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) on Wednesday held a bipartisan press conference in honor of the 14 fallen U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents and officers who have committed suicide this year.
June 27th, 2022
A coalition of leading law enforcement, mental health, domestic violence, and education groups have endorsed my Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, and multiple Editorial Boards have voiced their support.
March 21st, 2022
I led a bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Reauthorization Act, which would reauthorize critical grants for mental health courts, crisis intervention teams, and...
November 11th, 2021
As demand for veteran mental health services spiked in recent months, Texas has begun to invest resources into a novel treatment for PTSD.
May 11th, 2020
Within the first month of its launch, the state’s new mental health support line received nearly 2,000 calls from Texans in 100 counties who were experiencing fears of getting sick, feelings of isolation from social...
February 28th, 2020
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young Texans and is on the rise nationally. This legislation would help us understand the factors that contribute to someone making this decision and help identify how we can...
July 29th, 2019
Texas state lawmakers just wrapped up the 86th legislative session, and as a part of their work, they approved $745 million for the construction of mental health facilities specifically designed to improve the lives of...
July 27th, 2018
The new initiative connects deputies in the field with counselors and psychiatrists on iPads.