Part of the hospital’s “Let’s Talk Mental Health” series, the presentation will highlight strategies to handle a mental health crisis

A mental health crisis does not look any one way. Loss of interest, change in appetite or neglect of relationships could all signal deep emotional distress. Mental illnesses affect tens of millions of Americans every year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and those affected are more prone to certain diseases, unemployment, falling behind in school, substance abuse and more, if mental health challenges are left unaddressed.

Being able to spot the signs of a mental health crisis and taking action to help can make a positive difference in, or even save, a person’s life. To equip the community with the knowledge to intervene during a potential mental health crisis, South Texas Health System Behavioral will host an online presentation entitled, “Let’s Talk Crisis Intervention” on Thursday, February 3 and will highlight strategies and techniques that can be used during a mental health crisis. It’s the latest installment of STHS Behavioral’s “Let’s Talk Mental Health” webinar series aimed at breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.

Assessment & Referral Department Director Linda Cantu will lead the free Zoom session covering common mental health crises and how to identify them, the importance of seeking professional help and local resources available. 

Who:South Texas Health System Behavioral
What:Let’s Talk Crisis Intervention: Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: Crisis Intervention Strategies FREE virtual seminar
When:Thursday, February 3, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Where:Online via Zoom. Pre-registration recommended, not required.
Zoom Meeting ID: 950 0674 0507Passcode: 845947

About South Texas Health System
South Texas Health System is a multi-facility healthcare system serving patients throughout the Rio Grande Valley. The system includes four acute care facility campuses with specialties in pediatrics, heart and vascular services, maternity and women’s health and trauma services. Inpatient and outpatient treatment for behavioral health needs and addictive disorders is also provided through the system’s South Texas Health System Behavioral facility. South Texas Health System is affiliated with the South Texas Clinical Partners ACO, Prominence Health Plan, and Cornerstone Regional Hospital. The system operates an advanced Level II Trauma Center at South Texas Health System McAllen, the first and only freestanding children’s facility and pediatric ER at South Texas Health System Children’s, the region’s only freestanding heart hospital and specialized cardiac ER at South Texas Health System Heart, and six freestanding emergency rooms located in and around Weslaco, Mission, Edinburg, McAllen and Alamo. For more information about the system and its comprehensive services, please visit

Physicians are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of South Texas Health System. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.