UT Health San Antonio, statewide program provides free child mental health services

June 2, 2023

    In a recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, pediatric visits nationwide to the emergency room for mental health reasons have doubled. Of those visits, the proportion of visits for suicide-related symptoms increased five-fold. Steven Pliszka, MD, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of […]

UT Teen Health earns prestigious Level 1 Trauma-Informed Care certification from The Ecumenical Center

March 28, 2023

Teens grappling with trauma from sexual abuse, family violence, pregnancy, incarceration, food and shelter insecurity, or parental divorce or death increasingly need agencies that will welcome and listen to them. UT Teen Health, an initiative of UT Health San Antonio that promotes adolescent health and wellness, particularly in teen pregnancy prevention, has taken a notable […]

A cold room, not a warm bath, encourages sleep

March 9, 2023

    A cold room, not a warm bath, encourages sleep If the recent change to daylight saving time is making it difficult to sleep at a regular bedtime, Okeanis Vaou, MD, FAAN, a UT Health San Antonio neurologist with a specialty in sleep medicine, said a warm glass of milk or warm bath before […]

UT Health San Antonio is regional provider for school youth mental and behavioral health telemedicine services

April 27, 2022

The Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) program provides psychiatric medication management and behavioral health therapy services for children and adolescents referred by their schools. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Article by Kortinae Lozano, UT Health San Antonio SAN ANTONIO (April 27, 2022) – As part of the Texas Child Mental Health Care […]

Project YES seeks to reach 3,000 adolescents with free mental health help by Dec. 31

November 9, 2021

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 9, 2021) — Coordinators at UT Health San Antonio are putting an urgent word out today about Project YES, which provides free, anonymous, online mental health resources to area young people coping with stress of the pandemic, school, relationships and the upcoming holidays. Project YES (Youth […]