October 7th - October 13th
IHWSH invites our city’s restaurants, bars and coffeeshops to join this effort to stimulate discussion around and funds for the treatment of mental illness. Eateries will offer a "depressed dessert” - confection to remind diners that one in five Houstonians may have trouble appreciating the sweeter parts of life. Bars will offer non-alcoholic beverages that rival the complexity of a cocktail in support of individuals whose healing requires moderation or abstention from alcohol.
We thank Cause Events for their generous support and sponsorship.
WellWeek Beneficiaries: National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Houston (NAMI GH), Legacy Community Health Mental Health Services and Southern Smoke.
WellWeek 2018 Beverage Consultant Team
Mental Health Resources
Knowledge is a powerful tool - when our friends and loved ones need help, we want to help them find it. Here are some organizations who want to help:
The local chapter of the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots mental health organization sponsors no-cost, evidence-based education programs, peer-facilitated support groups, community information and referral programs, and strategic advocacy efforts that enable families and individuals affected by mental illnesses to live healthy and fulfilling lives.
This federally qualified health center offers a full range of counseling and psychiatric services, including prescribing and managing medications, regardless of ability to pay. Legacy’s Behavioral Health providers conducted 88,646 patient visits in 2017, with 60% of visits for individuals younger than 19 years of age.
Founder Kay Matthews is dedicated to helping minority women before, during and after childbirth with mental health advocacy, treatment and support.
Established in 1978, TMC provides sliding scale behavioral health services specifically designed for the LGBTQ and HIV positive communities who face disproportionate numbers of behavioral health issues in comparison to their heterosexual peers. Professional individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy is provided for issues impacting the target population uniquely and faced generally among other vulnerable populations.
This federally qualified health center provides services for adults, teens and children. Counseling professionals are bilingual (English and Spanish), licensed and experienced. Treatment options include individual, group, family and couples’ therapy.
DBSA envisions wellness for people living with depression and bipolar disorder, and provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
Trained HELPLINE specialists are good listeners, blending understanding and expertise to provide information and referrals drawn from a comprehensive database of social services, including mental health services. Dial 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in many languages.
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
A comprehensive mental health resource dedicated to transforming lives and restoring hope through education, training, clinical services and research.
Free and confidential support groups for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by, depression and bipolar disorders.
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text.
A beneficiary of WellWeek 2018, this local non-profit provides emergency funding for hospitality industry employees, including support for mental health services. In 2017, this local, non-profit emergency relief fund distributed $501,000 to individuals in the food and beverage industry affected by Hurricane Harvey.
A non-profit organization serving as a global leader in spirits education and a platform to tackle issues facing the industry. The Foundation aims to educate, advance, and support the hospitality industry through programs that benefit individuals and organizations in the community.
In honor of Grant Gordon, The Grant Gordon Initiative For Chefs, Inc. was formed to award financial assistance to a Houston area chef or individual in the hospitality industry who has gone through a crisis or hardship, due to an illness, or other reason
Ben’s Friends is a food & beverage industry support group offering hope, fellowship, and a path forward to professionals who struggle with substance abuse.