Mental Health

In recent years, a quiet revolution has been unfolding within the realm of treatment for combat-related injuries: psychedelic therapies.
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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...
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.
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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.
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...
As demand for veteran mental health services spiked in recent months, Texas has begun to invest resources into a novel treatment for PTSD.
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...
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...
Rep. Tony Gonzales (TX-23) introduced the PEARL Act. The PEARL Act supports Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) efforts to address mental health challenges at the agency by providing therapy dogs to CBP personnel. Since...
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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...
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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...
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.
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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. 
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.
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...
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.
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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...

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