‘The trauma you don’t transform, you transmit’
Early intervention is key to promoting brain health and avoiding the criminal justice system, Institute’s Yolanda Lewis told the Brain³ Summit. During the panel discussion, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Executive Vice President for Justice and Health Yolanda Lewis said that “human interaction is still the greatest force multiplier for brain health.”Learn More
The Meadows Institute is committed to helping Texas become a national leader in treating all people with mental health needs
We support the implementation of state policies and programs that bring together diverse mental health resources, services, and communities to drive change. See the partnerships we’ve established and the change we’ve helped create in communities across Texas.Learn more
We provide independent, non-partisan, and trusted behavioral health policy and program guidance to legislators, state agency executives, and their staffs, moving toward a goal of ensuring all Texans can obtain effective, efficient behavioral health care when and where they need it.Learn more
The Hackett Center for Mental Health
The Hackett Center is a catalyst for change in Greater Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast: incorporating behavioral and mental health care policies in schools, involving key lawmakers to secure $100 million for children’s mental health integration, and expanding research affecting workplace education on mental health.Learn more
How we're building a brighter future for Texas
Case Study Highlight
SUMMARY – In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Meadows Institute emerged as a trusted source for data-driven projections regarding the outbreak’s effect on our economy and the resulting mental health impacts. White papers detailing the recession’s impact on suicide and drug overdose deaths helped frame a national discussion and kept federal, state, and local policy makers informed.
This first-of-its-kind, two-year collaborative for innovative institutions of higher education in Texas is reshaping how they support student and staff mental health. Made possible...
The City of Abilene launched a multidisciplinary Community Response Team to improve justice system performance in responding to mental health crisis 911 calls. The...