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They just want someone to talk to: This mental health hotline is helping Texans navigate the pandemic

The Harris Center, a health authority in the Houston area, and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission — which had seen a 500% jump in traffic to its webpages on mental health and substance abuse resources — joined forces and provided the service to callers statewide March 31.

A woman wearing a protective mask looks out of a window during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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