2019 Nantucket Children’s Mental Health Summit

July 29th, 2019

Half of all mental health conditions emerge by the age of 14. Mental health care for children is a major issue across the country, with experts, philanthropists, and policymakers working together to improve the lives of young people dealing with mental and behavioral health issues by addressing issues before symptoms become more severe. Progress is … Continue reading 2019 Nantucket Children’s Mental Health Summit

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The Hackett Center for Mental Health Names Renowned Mental Health Policy Expert Dr. Gary Blau As New Executive Director

July 16th, 2019

The Hackett Center for Mental Health (THC), Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute’s first regional center, has been working to make a difference in the lives of people in Houston and along the Texas Gulf Coast throughout its first year. Today, THC announced a new Executive Director who will help THC build on what has already … Continue reading The Hackett Center for Mental Health Names Renowned Mental Health Policy Expert Dr. Gary Blau As New Executive Director

Texoma leaders participating in local mental health study

May 3rd, 2019

On April 30, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute kicked off a Community Mental Health Needs Assessment Study for the Texoma Region, which covers two large counties – Grayson and Fannin. The assessment, a first of its kind for this area, will gather data from health care providers, law enforcement, nonprofit organizations, schools, businesses, the … Continue reading Texoma leaders participating in local mental health study

Post-Harvey survey shows that mental health problems are pervasive

April 17th, 2019

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

MMHPI Applauds Sen. Jane Nelson’s Initiatives to Strengthen Texas’ Mental Health System

June 27th, 2018

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