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University of North Texas Establishes Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research

Denton, TX (March 30, 2016) – The University of North Texas’ Department of Disability and Addictions Rehabilitation announces it will establish the Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research in its Denton, Texas campus. The establishment of this Office is being funded by a $100,000 gift from Andrew Burki, MSW, Founder and CEO of Life of Purpose Treatment. This gift serves as a springboard to raise 3.5 million to recruit a leading R1 researcher to serve as the chair to...

Thomas Wylie appointed to Board of Directors for Solutions of North Texas

Thomas Wylie, Peer Recovery Coordinator for the Recovery to Practice (RTP) Grant, has been asked to serve on the Board of Directors of Solutions of North Texas. 

Texas Launches Student Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Professionals

AUSTIN, TX -- Today, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) formally launched the Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Professionals to help expand the state's mental health workforce and improve access to mental health services in Texas. The program was created during the 84th Legislative Session by the Senate Health and Human Services Chairman, Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown) and House Higher Education Chairman, Representative John Zerwas, MD (R-Katy)....

Appointment Announcement - Rachita Sharma

Please join us in congratulating Professor Rachita Sharma who has been elected to the Texas Rehabilitation Association's executive committee and board for 2016. 

Fall 2016 Lunch and Learn Series

Come join us for our Lunch and Learn Series! In Chilton Hall, Room 130 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM every Tuesday. The event is free to all students, staff and faculty.   September 13   Topic: Combining 12-Step principles with Evidence Based Counseling Theories   Presented by: Phillip Mitchell, counselor at Solutions of North Texas in Denton, Texas   Lunch provided by Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation...

Kelly Holloway Featured DARS Employee!

As a vocational rehabilitation counselor at the Division for Rehabilitation Services,  I help people with physical and mental disabilities develop career goals by analyzing their strengths, abilities  and interests...

The U.S. Senate Passes Senate Resolution 106

On March 19, 2015, the full U.S. Senate unanimously passed Senate Resolution 106, designating March 22, 2015, as National  Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day. The Resolution was championed and co-sponsored by Senator Johnny Isakson of the great State of Georgia and Senator Bobby Casey of the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, both of whom serve on the Senate HELP Committee. NationalRehabVAASSOC.pdf

Suicide Prevention Month - Send Silence Packing

Dr. Holloway, Shannon Long, Devyn Walker and Becky Rush went to TCU campus to view their display for Suicide Prevention Month.    "the TCU campus commons was filled with over 1000 backpacks, snagging attention to the normally pristine lawn. This was an exhibit to “Send Silence Packing”–there was one book bag for each of the 1,100 college students who dies in an average year from suicide. Interspersed with the packs were signs reading facts and messages of hope, most...

White Cane Day

White Cane Day is October 15, 2014.  Will meet at NOON (12:00) at UNT on the Square.