Texas Governor Greg Abbott Pushes To Freeze Property Tax In Cities That Defund Police; 'Law Enforcement Is Not A Tool Of Political Agendas'Tuesday afternoon Governor Gregg Abbott announced that any city that defunds police departments will have its property tax revenue frozen at the current rate.
Austin City Council Moves To Cut Police Budget By 1/3, Directs Money To Social ServicesIn a unanimous vote, the Austin City Council moved to cut the police department's $434 million budget by about one-third next year and move the money to social services.
Fort Worth Police Department Creates Mental Health Crisis Intervention Team, Continues Policy ReformsThe Fort Worth Police Department sent CBS 11 News an update on policy reform efforts it has collaborated on with a panel of experts since December of 2019. 
North Texas Hospital Providing Virtual Mental Health Treatment To Children During Summer BreakThe conversation around mental health has become critical and doctors say it can impact children already suffering from anxiety and depression.
Study: Coronavirus Pandemic Having Significant Emotional Impact On ChildrenIn North Texas, 130,226 children suffer from an emotional disturbance or addictive disorder according to Children’s Health’s Beyond ABC Report.
Texas Farm Offers Counseling Using Horses During Coronavirus PandemicA horse family at a Texas farm offers a mental health haven to those seeking relief, especially during trying times like the coronavirus pandemic.
DeSoto ISD Focused On Students' Emotional Health While Learning From HomeWith classrooms closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, educator have had to find new ways to check in on students.
Coronavirus Pandemic-Related Loneliness Leads To 300% Increase In Calls To Mental Health Helpline“This is somewhat of a unique situation where no one really knows when it’s all going to get back to normal, so I think people feel an extra layer of hopelessness during a time like this.”
Texas Mental Health Support Line Up And Running To Help With Coronavirus AnxietyTexas Health and Human Services announced it launched a statewide mental health support line to help those experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges during the pandemic.
Arlington ISD Starts Webpage, Counseling Hotlines For Students, Parents Coping With PandemicThe Coping with Emergencies page on AISD's website focuses on the social and emotional well-being of students, families and staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
Health And Mental Health Resources During Coronavirus ShutdownOur community is working towards "flattening the curve" and minimize the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, but many North Texans will still need health and mental health resources during this time. 
As COVID-19 Isolates More People, North Texas Behavioral Health Opens Mental Health Support LineAs parts of North Texas prepares to shelter in place and hundreds of thousands of others self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic, more people have questions about mental health.
Clinical Psychologist Offers Tips For Talking To Children About Troubling World Events: 'Anxious Thoughts Can Become Defining'Explaining what’s happening between the U.S. and Iran can be a difficult conversation for parents to have with their children.
Accused School Shooter Sent To North Texas Mental Hospital, Lawyer SaysThe teenager accused of fatally shooting multiple people at Santa Fe High School last year has been moved to a North Texas mental health hospital after a judge ruled that he is mentally unfit to stand trial.
Carrollton-Farmer's Branch ISD Launches Program That Prioritizes Student's Emotional Health"This is just a win-win for students and their families," says Jo Gillen with Carrollton-Farmer's Branch ISD.