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Royce White to Open Mental Health Center in Houston (No Joke)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Kruze10, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Kruze10

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    Seriously, no joke...

    http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterocke...n-mental-health-center-in-houston/?cmpid=hpts

    While things didn’t work out with forward Royce White and the Rockets, the NBA player (traded to Philadelphia in July) will have an everlasting mark in the Bayou City.

    On Wednesday morning, White announced a partnership with his non-profit organization Anxious Mind’s Inc. and Bee Busy Wellness Center to create the Royce White Institute of Mental Health on the city’s southwest side.

    The Wellness Center, which is a 17,000-square foot facility that will also have dental and primary care, is located at 6640 W. Bellfort and will open in January 2014.

    “When I met Royce White a couple of years ago, I knew we would do something special like this,” Bee Busy CEO Normal Mitchell said. “I think it will be a great thing for this community.”

    White, who has been open about his own struggles with an anxiety disorder, said that he thinks every city should have a center where free mental healthcare is offered. He started the Anxious Mind’s Inc. group while in college at Iowa State, and this is the organization’s first partnership. He said he hopes to see it grow.

    White was drafted by the Rockets 16th overall in the 2012 draft. He never played for the team. He stopped attending practices after Nov. 10 because of a dispute over agreements he wanted in place related to his anxiety disorder and his assignments to the NBA Development League.

    With the developmental league team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, White averaged 11.4 points and 5.7 rebounds in 16 games.

    He said he is looking forward to his chances of playing with the 76ers.

    “I was traded to Philadelphia and that’s where my career is taking me next so we’ll see what happens,” White said. “I am hoping I will be able to go there and produce.”
     
  2. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    Good job, White!
     
  3. IPSAC

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    A lot if crazies in this town.
     
  4. Kruze10

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    Just walk down Hermann Park in the evening, they like to gather there.
     
  5. cheke64

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    Lamar odom is opening a rehab center.
     
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    Shawn Kemp is opening a Planned Parenthood.
     
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    that a boy Royce!

    he may not be a ball player anymore but the dude is a business man

    gotta give him some props
     
  8. Kruze10

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    James Harden is opening up a Houston Area Women's Center... and strip club.
     
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    Oo that's right by my office.
     
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    Michael Beasley is opening up a D.A.R.E. branch.
     
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    Oh it must be a luxury to donate money that you don't deserve.
     
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    Lawrence Taylor is opening up a middle school.
     
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    Jason Collins is opening up a......wait.....not gonna go there.
     
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    Tracey McGrady is opening a sex ed school. Oh wait...
     
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    There are worse guys in the NBA with lack of sex ed.... :rolleyes:
     
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    George Michael is opening a rest stop.
     
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    Tracy McGrady is going to open a vaginal restoration facility.
     
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    Yeah I heard Kobe was the one that was actually opening up the sex ed school.
     
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    Noooo! I thought Houston was rid of him!
     
  20. Joshfast

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    Hopefully he's the first patient.
     

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