“Building Bridges: Mental Health in the Media” forum

Baylor College of Medicine Psychiatry Resident Outreach to the Public Sector is providing a “Building Bridges: Mental Health in the Media” forum for students and parents on Wednesday, May 1st beginning at 6:30 pm.  Dinner will be provided beginning at 6:00 pm.  Parents and students are asked to RSVP through Eventbrite (see link below) no later than Tuesday, April 30th by 4:00 pm in order for ample food to be ordered.  See below for more detailed description of the event from BCM.

Please join us for a discussion on the portrayal of mental health in the media–led by our renowned psychiatrists, community mental health professionals, and spiritual leaders. Learn about topics affecting our adolescents today, including depression, suicide, body image, and issues involving the LGBT community. Learn how to navigate the stigma around mental health and explore with a spiritual perspective guided by our faith-based leaders.


FOOD will be provided, so please make sure to RSVP!


There will be 5 speakers from varying backgrounds, including the Jewish Family Services, the Sakina Center, Houston Interfaith Ministries, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Gender Infinity.



Field Day March 8th

Donations & Volunteers needed for Field Day


Please consider helping our students have an awesome Field Day. All donations are much appreciated and therefore the quantities listed are just a suggestion. Please deliver donations to the front office at drop off or pickup on your selected date or any day prior to Field Day, March 8th.


Reminder: Volunteers must be VIPs approved.  Please check in at the front office upon arrival.
Thank-you so much to our Amazing DeBakey Families!


Please click on the link below to go directly to SignUpGenius for volunteer and donation needs:



DeBakey families:  The attached was sent by HISD Superintendant to provide information about school finance.



Dear Friends:

The 86th Texas Legislative Session is underway, and school finance reform is the top priority in Austin. For years, HISD and school communities across Texas have urged state lawmakers to fix school finance. We’ve been building momentum since HISD started paying recapture several years ago, but we need the support of our community to keep the conversation at the forefront.

HISD has created a #FixSchoolFinance toolkit  (as an online resource for supporters like you to learn more about the current school finance system and why immediate change is needed at the state level. The #FixSchoolFinance toolkit gives you access to the key decisionmakers in Austin. You can email, call and tweet state lawmakers directly from the toolkit.

You can access the toolkit online at

It is time to fix school finance. Please make sure your voices are heard in Austin.

Thank you for your support.



Grenita F. Lathan, Ph.D.
HISD Interim Superintendent