Recent News

Monday, November 12, 2012
The Menninger Clinic is now offering Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings for both current and former patients at its new facility.
Friday, November 9, 2012
For the third consecutive year, the Houston Chronicle has named The Menninger Clinic a Top Workplace in Houston.
Monday, October 29, 2012
The Institute for Spirituality and Health and The Menninger Clinic will jointly sponsor the 21st annual Psychotherapy & Faith Conference November 16 in Houston. The topic is "Happiness and Suffering: What It Means to Be Human."
Friday, October 26, 2012
Christopher Flynn, MD, director of Assessments, has been elected to membership in the American College of Psychiatrists.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
As voters in the upcoming presidential election, we believe we will make rational, well-thought out decisions in the voting booth. Chances are we won’t.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Join Team Menninger and support Houston's second annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness on Saturday, October 20, at Stude Park.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Earlier this year, The Menninger Clinic moved to its new campus. Now, Pathfinder, Menninger’s community integration program, has followed suit by moving to its new location at 6912 Stella Link, just a few miles from The Clinic.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Bullying may bring to mind a bigger, stronger kid picking on someone weaker and more vulnerable. Reality, however, isn't as clear cut since children may be victims of bullying one day and bullies the next.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Texas Society of Architects recently named Kirksey Architecture its Firm of the Year.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Menninger is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Betty Ann Stedman Psychiatric Nurse Residency Program that will begin in January 2013.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Teens with bipolar disorder who use drugs and alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate have an increased risk for suicidal behavior.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Menninger ended August with a celebration of nurses, especially Marilyn Warnock, RN, who was awarded the 2012 Gary Napier Nursing Excellence in Direct Patient Care Award.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Psychologist Sandy Soenning, PhD, suggests ways parents can encourage gratefulness in their teens.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Menninger's psychosocial clubhouse is experiencing a growth spurt.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Maureen Hackett and the Hackett Family Foundation have been selected to receive the highest award given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Houston.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Morning News Show anchor Melissa Wilson showcased Menninger in an hour-long special "State of Mind," which aired recently on Houston's KRIV FOX 26.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Winners of the 2012 Pillar Awards, The Menninger Clinic's highest honor for faculty and staff, were announced.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Menninger Clinic ranks as the nation’s number four hospital for difficult psychiatric cases, according to the annual America’s Best Hospitals issue published today by U.S. News & World Report.
Friday, July 6, 2012
We feel our best after a good night's sleep: on our game, alert and more likely to be in a good mood. The same holds true for people struggling with mental illness.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
As part of treatment, patients in The Menninger Clinic’s Professionals in Crisis (PIC) Program who are addicted to alcohol now attend daily Alcoholics Anonymous meetings with off-campus peers–successful working professionals in medicine, law and business.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A new suicide resiliency psychoeducational group gives patients in Menninger’s Professionals in Crisis (PIC) program an outlet for their suicidal thoughts and feelings.
Friday, June 1, 2012
All former patients of The Menninger Clinic are invited to attend the free, June 8-10 Patient Alumni Weekend in Houston.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Houston's River Oaks Country Club was the setting for the May 17 luncheon that raised more than $380,000 in support of The Menninger Clinic.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Menninger Clinic family of staff and patients recently experienced one of life's stressful events: moving.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Jon G. Allen, PhD, senior staff psychologist, will present “Mentalizing God” May 17 as part of the Institute for Spirituality and Health’s Spring 2012 Thursday Lecture Series.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Blogger Michael Ulanday addresses the need to prevent player suicides in the NFL and other professional sports.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
All former patients of The Menninger Clinic are invited to attend the third annual Patient Alumni Weekend June 8-10 in Houston.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Menninger’s Chief of Staff John M. Oldham, MD, MS, will be completing his year as president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) when he presides over the association’s annual meeting May 5-9 in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Anyone who is a former patient of Menninger is invited to attend the third annual Patient Alumni Weekend June 8-10 in Houston.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Patrick Kennedy acknowledges The Menninger Clinic as a pioneer in mental health research.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Mental health professionals from across the country are invited to participate in the continuing education symposium, An Agenda for Psychiatry and Neuroscience, on April 12 from noon-6 pm at the Hilton Houston Post Oak hotel.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Gulf Coast-area residents are invited to tour the new Menninger Clinic hospital on April 12.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Menninger Clinic, one of America’s best hospitals in psychiatry, is the only psychiatric hospital among all of the Houston area’s Best Hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s first metro rankings.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
When the reasons behind a personal or work life crisis are cloudy, an outpatient assessment can help clarify the problem and recommend what to do next.
Monday, March 19, 2012
A pilot study conducted by The Menninger Clinic shows for the first time that the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) approach to therapy can be effective in an inpatient setting.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Early treatment intervention, including mood stabilizing medication and therapy, is critical for people with bipolar disorder.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Sold as herbs, incense, bath salts and even plant—food the latest substances used and abused by teens sound innocuous. But make no mistake, says a Menninger Clinic addiction expert, they are drugs.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Finding a job is a daunting process. For individuals who've been treated for mental illness, the job search is even more challenging, since they're often worried about discussing their time in treatment.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The practice of positive psychology belongs in clinical practice, and not just to enhance feeling better, but to inspire patients to do better.
Monday, January 16, 2012
When the reasons behind a personal or work life crisis are cloudy, an outpatient assessment can help clarify the problem and recommend what to do next.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Inspiring young leaders in the mental health field will be recognized May 17, 2012 at The Menninger Clinic's annual community awareness luncheon.