Fort Bend County Decide KP George honored the work of Fort Bend County Director of the Behavioral Well being Providers Division, Dr. Connie Almeida, and Government Vice-Chair and Professor of Psychiatry and Household and Neighborhood Medication at Baylor Faculty of Medication, Dr. Asim Shaw on Friday, Might 28.
As Nationwide Psychological Well being Consciousness Month involves an in depth, Decide George spoke concerning the significance of psychological well being consciousness, lowering the stigma round psychological well being struggles, and serving to people who need assistance.
“My pledge is that I’ll proceed to work with every considered one of you to make sure that our residents have entry to psychological well being providers, and we’d like your assist in that,” stated Decide George. “As a result of generally we’ve an angle if it one thing disagreeable, uncomfortable we’ll simply put it on the aspect. I discovered a very long time in the past, it’s higher if you happen to acknowledge it and attempt to do one thing about it.”
A Licensed Psychologist and Specialist in Psychology, Dr. Connie Almeida joined Fort Bend County in 2010 because the founding Director of the Behavioral Well being Providers Division. What started as a one-person division has grown into 20 full-time staff that include licensed psychologists and a psychological affiliate, a developmental psychologist, a licensed skilled counselor, case managers, challenge/grant administration employees, jail diversion coordinator in addition to administrative help employees.
The division was created to help in addressing the wants of these with psychological sickness who come into contact with the justice system and works collaboratively with the justice system, well being and human providers, behavioral well being suppliers, county workplaces, colleges, and the group.
Skilled Psychiatrist, training doctor, professor, and Chair of the Psychological Well being Process Drive in Fort Bend County, Dr. Asim Shah was additionally honored for his tirelessly work to extend psychological well being consciousness, providers and helps to deal with the complicated wants of individuals with behavioral well being issues.
Throughout Psychological Well being Consciousness Month, Dr. Almeida and Dr. Shah have labored to unfold the phrase about psychological well being by a number of occasions in Fort Bend County, together with the Psychological Well being Consciousness Stroll on Might 21 and internet hosting LIVE weekly psychological behaviors discussions.
Decide George was joined by the Honorary Consul Common of Portugal Jose M. Ivo, Honorary Consul Common of Pakistan Abrar Hashmi, Fort Bend County Commissioner Ken DeMerchant, Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan, and a number of group and enterprise leaders.