Press Room

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute believes that an informed public paves the way for healthier communities. For media inquiries or to get in touch with a policy expert, contact: Senior Director of Communications acastle@texasstateofmind.org

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Infographics

Essential information impacting the mental health of Texans. Click to download or view.

Video Library

Click below to view our featured videos. Visit our YouTube channel to browse through our complete video library.

Our Work

These videos highlight some of the biggest challenges to Texas’ mental health care system, why they matter, and how the Institute works to create lasting change.

Texas State of Mind - "Perceptions. Reality. Stigma." The Mental Health Landscape
Key findings of the Institute’s 2015 Texas Mental Health Survey.

Denton Local Systems Change
Leadership Team, a group facilitating system-wide change in their community’s mental health systems.

Leadership Team, a group facilitating system-wide change in their community’s mental health systems.
Five key principles guiding our work in shaping mental health public policy in Texas.

 

Texas Workforce
Our shortage of mental health professionals is a public health crisis for Texas. A skilled behavioral health workforce is essential to the health and wellbeing of all Texans.

 

Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters is a collaborative video project with the Mental Health Channel, KLRU, the Texas Tribune, and the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, that examines mental health topics through both documentary storytelling and roundtable discussions with Texas policy experts. To view all Mental Health Matters videos, visit the project page here.

Mental Health Matters - In Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice: Discussion

Mental Health Matters - For Children

 

Children: Discussion

Mental health Matters - For Veterans

Veterans: Discussion

 
 

Events

Okay to Say and the Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance Launch
The Panhandle kept momentum of mental health awareness in their community moving by celebrating the first anniversary of Okay to Say's campaign in the region. An Okay to Say media event accompanied the launch of the Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance in Amarillo on February 15, 2017. Community leaders invited members of the media and the general public to an event celebrating hope through awareness and open conversation.

Okay to Say Southeast Texas Launch
On May 16th Southeast Texas introduced their community to Okay to Say. The launch at the Event Centre in Beaumont welcomed members of the press and the general public, inviting them to share their stories and show their support.

Engage and Excel: Transforming Behavioral Health Systems
In December 2016, the Policy Institute convened the first-ever Engage and Excel conference in Austin. The day-and-a-half-long event attracted 160 local leaders from 25 communities around the state.

 

Sherman-Denison’s First Annual Community Behavioral Health Conference
Along with NEWCO of Grayson County and the Texoma Health Foundation, we sponsored a one-day conference to engage members of the Sherman-Denison area to talk about mental health, and how the area supports its members who face mental health challenges.

 

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2018

RIGHT Care Program Press Conference

2017

Sherman-Denison’s Community Behavioral Health Conference

Engage & Excel 2017

El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium Okay to Say Launch

NAMI Austin and Okay to Say Women’s Mental Health Storytelling Event

2016

Engage & Excel 2016

2015 Texas State of Mind Tour

Laredo

2014 Texas State of Mind Tour

Amarillo

El Paso

Houston

Round Rock

Tarrant