Public Policy: Mental Health

Good mental health is in everyone’s interest. 

The Texas Council leads statewide efforts to create opportunities for expanded sources of funding to:

  • Address local behavioral needs in the community,
  • Develop legislative and administrative recommendations related to behavioral health service provisions, and 
  • Ensure that Community-based Mental Health Centers (CMHC) provide for those in need of behavioral health services.

Online Resources 


Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Criminal Justice and Mental Health


For more information about the Texas Council's mental health policy initiatives, please contact the Texas Council office.

Westpark Building 3, Suite 240 • 8140 North Mopac Expressway • Austin, Texas 78759
512.794.9268 • Fax: 512.794.8280 • Email: