Mental Health Awareness Month: A Focus on First Responders

May 12th, 2020

In addition to May being Mental Health Awareness Month, May 11-15 is Police Week, with May 15 designated as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. This coincidence of the calendar illustrates a real fact: the first responders we all trust and depend on also have mental health care needs that deserve to be met. We know a … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month: A Focus on First Responders

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2020

May 1st, 2020

Every May is designated as Mental Health Awareness Month, but like everything else, this year is far different. Events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have, justifiably, taken center stage in a world that is no longer too sure where to focus its attention next. If nothing else, however, the pandemic has shined a light on just … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month 2020

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Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Impacts of a COVID-19 Economic Recession

April 21st, 2020

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) issued the first in a series of reports analyzing the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first report focuses on how an economic recession could increase rates of mental health and substance use disorders (MHSUD) and result in deaths from suicide and substance overdoses. “The COVID-19 pandemic … Continue reading Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Impacts of a COVID-19 Economic Recession

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Rees-Jones System Assessment Focuses on Children’s Mental Health in Dallas County

April 10th, 2020

Assessments are valuable tools for communities to help take stock of their resources, identify gaps in care, and understand how various systems work or, in some cases, don’t work together. MMHPI develops these assessments for communities seeking to close those gaps and ensure resources are being used to the maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Recently, MMHPI … Continue reading Rees-Jones System Assessment Focuses on Children’s Mental Health in Dallas County

MMHPI Co-Hosts “Policing in a Pandemic” Series with Caruth Police Institute

April 9th, 2020

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) and Caruth Police Institute (CPI) recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic represents one of the biggest policing challenges in modern times. At a time when people are taking measures to protect their family and loved ones from exposure to the coronavirus, first responders face the uncertainty of community exposure … Continue reading MMHPI Co-Hosts “Policing in a Pandemic” Series with Caruth Police Institute