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Tri-County MHMR Services Launches Network of Care for Behavioral Health in Liberty, Montgomery and Walker Counties, Texas

January 26, 2007
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CONROE, Texas – Tri-County MHMR Services introduced a breakthrough Web solution today for individuals, families and agencies concerned with mental and emotional wellness. Network of Care for Mental/Behavioral Health is an online information place that provides critical information, communication and advocacy tools with a single point of entry. It ensures there is “No Wrong Door” for those navigating the system of behavioral health services, those working to avoid the need for formal services, and those ready to transition out of the behavioral health system.

Sponsored by a grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services in partnership with Tri-County, Network of Care for Mental/Behavioral Health, this interactive web site will provide much needed information about behavioral health in our area. Regardless of where individuals, families and agencies begin their search for assistance with behavioral health issues, Network of Care for Mental/Behavioral Health ensures they will find what they need. The new Web site will enable people to find the right service at the right time; educate themselves about their issues; understand current policy initiatives and advocate directly to elected officials, and better manage their affairs, interactions and important records.

“Network of Care is an incredibly important resource for people with mental illness in Liberty, Montgomery and Walker Counties,” said Cindy Sill, Executive Director, Tri-County MHMR Services. “This Web site provides a tremendous service to individuals in the Tri-County service area. Network of Care will help people find the resources they need without having to waste a lot of time searching. It also will provide invaluable assistance to service providers who may need additional local service information. With the launching of Network of Care, Tri-County leads the way in empowering people with mental illness to lead independent lives.”

The Network of Care for Mental/Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive Service Directory of the approximately 502 service providers in Montgomery, Walker and Liberty Counties, putting people in touch with the right services at the right time. Network of Care also provides easy-to-search libraries and vital information about specific disorders, pending legislation and advocacy, as well as daily news articles from around the world concerning mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse.

To increase accessibility and accommodate Network of Care’s users, the site’s innovative technology provides near-universal access, regardless of literacy or income level, to Web-based services through a text-only version of the site and other adaptive technologies.

Service providers can share challenges and ideas, as well as create powerful new mechanisms to better serve people with mental illness, mental retardation and substance abuse, by embracing Network of Care’s communication tools such as message boards and community calendars. Service providers can even build their own free Web sites in the For Providers section.

Trilogy Integrated Resources LLC of San Rafael, Calif., created, developed and maintains Network of Care for Mental/Behavioral Health and all of the other California Network of Care Web sites, including Network of Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities, currently serving one-third of California’s population and the entire State of Oregon; Network of Care for Kids (ages 0-5); Network of Care for Children & Families (ages 0-18); Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities, and Network of Care for Domestic Violence. Based on requests from across the nation, Trilogy is also developing a Network of Care site for community health.