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Help Wanted

This video by the Junior League of Houston presents the findings of the League’s Mental Health Study Group convened in January 1957 to look at mental health services in Houston, Texas. The group points out problems including understaffing, lack of training opportunities, and limited facilities. At the time only Baylor University College of Medicine and the University of Houston had programs to train mental health professionals. In addition there were long wait times for mental health patients to be seen at hospitals. The Study Group suggests that the university programs need to be expanded to attract more mental health students and facilities need more funding. The video covers mental health services for both adults and children in Houston. The video also mentions the shifting idea that mental illness is a disease and talks about the emerging research that is being done.

"Help Wanted" was produced in the mid 1950's by The Junior League of Houston. League members Julia Schnapp, Sadie Cowin Blackbusn and Evelyn Houston were instrumental in the creation of them film. This documentary, along with its sister documentary, "In Their Shoes" examine the need for creating and maintaining mental health services in Houston, Texas.

In Their Shoes

In Their Shoes is a short film by Jamie O’Roark and the Mental Health Needs Council of Harris County describing mental illness and talking about mental health services in Harris County for adults and children. There are first hand accounts of various mental illnesses and physicians giving descriptions of illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depressive disorders. The film notes that mental illness is common and that stigma plays a role in keeping mental health needs unmet. The film gives various statistics on the number of people waiting for mental health services in Harris County as well as the number of people in jail or juvenile facilities who need mental health services. The film ends talking about the need to prioritize funding for mental health services in Texas.

"In Their Shoes" was produced in 1997 by The Mental Health Needs Council. Spencer Bayles MD provided psychiatric expertise for "In Their Shoes" and the other video on this channel, "Help Wanted."

In Their Shoes (copy 2)

In Their Shoes is a short film by Jamie O’Roark and the Mental Health Needs Council of Harris County describing mental illness and talking about mental health services in Harris County for adults and children. There are first hand accounts of various mental illnesses and physicians giving descriptions of illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depressive disorders. The film notes that mental illness is common and that stigma plays a role in keeping mental health needs unmet. The film gives various statistics on the number of people waiting for mental health services in Harris County as well as the number of people in jail or juvenile facilities who need mental health services. The film ends talking about the need to prioritize funding for mental health services in Texas.

"In Their Shoes" was produced in 1997 by The Mental Health Needs Council. Spencer Bayles MD provided psychiatric expertise for "In Their Shoes" and the other video on this channel, "Help Wanted."