Researchers have known for decades that natural disasters contribute to mental health problems long after the disaster has initially passed. According to the initial findings of recent online survey, Hurricane Harvey is proving to be no exception. MMHPI’s Dr. Seema Shah and Texas Children’s Hospital’s Julie Kaplow, PhD, discuss the storm’s impact on mental health, … Continue reading Post-Harvey survey shows that mental health problems are pervasive
On June 26, Sen. Jane Nelson announced plans for legislation to strengthen the state’s mental health system. This included creating a consortium to help coordinate state mental health initiatives across health-related institutions of higher education, and establishing the Child Psychiatry Access Program (CPAP), which will allow pediatricians to consult with psychiatry hubs at Texas medical … Continue reading MMHPI Applauds Sen. Jane Nelson’s Initiatives to Strengthen Texas’ Mental Health System
Join us in Houston, TX for the 3rd annual Engage & Excel Conference October 23 – 25, 2018, The Westin Houston, Memorial City If you were there in 2017, you’ll want to see these highlights. If you’ve never been to Engage & Excel, watch and you will understand why it gets bigger and better every … Continue reading Engage & Excel 2018: Save the Date!
Hosted by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Engage and Excel is a conference for community leaders, mental health professionals, law enforcement and stakeholders from across Texas who are working to improve their local behavioral health systems. Participants come together to share best practices, inspire collaboration, and learn from each other. September 20-22, 2017 AT&T … Continue reading Engage and Excel: Communities Transforming Behavioral Health Systems
DALLAS (May 11, 2016) – “Texas is unique in that it is the only large state that does not have an organized infrastructure for comprehensively coordinating resources to manage behavioral health services to populations at the local or regional level. Historically, there has been an assumption that behavioral health was a state responsibility, even though … Continue reading Smith County Behavioral Health Leadership Team Spearheading Local Systems Change