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March 30, 2022

Andy Keller, PhD, Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Finance about Parity & Care Integration

On Wednesday, March 30, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute President and CEO, Andy Keller, PhD, is presenting invited testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Finance to discuss ways of ensuring parity and integration…

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December 24, 2021

Frustrated, exhausted, scared: Omicron exacerbates pandemic mental health concerns

This article was originally published by The Texas Tribune on December 24, 2021. Earlier this week, someone called the state’s COVID-19 mental health support line to talk through their family’s decision to cancel Christmas celebrations…

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November 18, 2021

Why is the CDC missing in action on severe mental illnesses?

This article was authored by Dr. Thomas R. Insel and Meadows Institute CEO Andy Keller and was originally published by STAT News on November 18, 2021. In October, the CDC updated its list of medical…

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April 28, 2021

U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

SUMMARY - During his invited testimony, President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, discussed the mental health impacts of COVID-19 and how lessons learned in Texas can be used nationally to address mental health and...

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April 9, 2021

Texas House Committee on County Affairs – Mental Health Landscape & COVID-19

SUMMARY – Meadows Institute CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited to testify before the committee on the mental health impacts of COVID-19.

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February 23, 2021

2020 Devastated U.S. Mental Health — Healing must be a Priority

This opinion piece was coauthored by the Meadows Institute’s Andy Keller, PhD and National Alliance on Mental Illness CEO, Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. It was originally published by The Hill on February 23, 2021. It…

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January 22, 2021

Primary Care Is Key to Reversing COVID-Related Suicide, Overdose Trends

The post below by the Meadows Institute’s Andy Keller, PhD, was originally posted by American Communities Project on January 22, 2021. Even as we were in the process of projecting them, the numbers were sobering….

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December 8, 2020

Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services – Mental Health Impact of COVID-19

SUMMARY – On December 8, 2020, Andy Keller, PhD, President and CEO of the Meadows Institute, was invited testimony at the Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services. During his presentation, Dr. Keller...

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December 7, 2020

Philanthropy Roundtable Survey: Children’s Mental Health Funding in the Time of COVID-19

The post below coauthored by the Meadows Institute’s Patrick Tennant, PhD, and The Hackett Center for Mental Health’s Gary Blau, PhD, was originally posted by Philanthropy Roundtable on December 7, 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic has taken…

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November 11, 2020

Trauma & Grief Center Joins The Hackett Center for Mental Health

The Hackett Center for Mental Health, the first regional center of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, announced it is now home to the Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center, which raises the standard of care…

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November 4, 2020

White Paper Series: COVID-19 Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Impacts

SUMMARY - The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute has released a series of white papers on the anticipated mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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October 13, 2020

Pandemic Fallout: Highlighting the Need for Better Mental Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the dire need for broad and affordable access to mental healthcare and resources. The isolation of the last few months, fear of illness, record unemployment and countless other stressors…

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October 9, 2020

Policing in a Pandemic: Peer Support Webinar Series

In April 2020, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute began filming the “Policing in a Pandemic” virtual peer support series in partnership with the Caruth Police Institute. Guest speakers were invited to discuss topics such as…

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October 9, 2020

COVID-19 Resources For First Responders

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute has compiled a list of resources from state and national organizations addressing exposure recommendations, organizational readiness and peer support for first responders. In communities across Texas, families are facing the…

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October 9, 2020

COVID-19 Resources for Health Care Professionals & Providers

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute has compiled a list of resources from reputable organizations covering disaster support and general provider information related to COVID-19. In communities across Texas, families are facing the challenges arising from…

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October 8, 2020

COVID-19 Resources For Parents & Caregivers

Resources developed by our Child and Family Policy Team and compiled from other organizations in Texas and nationally addressing child development, parent and caregiver support, return to school and more are provided below. In communities…

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October 7, 2020

COVID-19 Resources For Your Mental Health

A list of resources compiled from state and national organizations for those who are experiencing mental health needs related to COVID-19 are provided below. In communities across Texas, families are facing the challenges arising from…

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October 6, 2020

COVID-19 Regulatory & Reimbursement Newsletters

SUMMARY - With federal and state health care policies changing in response to COVID-19, the Meadows Institute issues weekly newsletters to support providers as they navigate the evolving landscape.

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October 1, 2020

Texas House Committee on Public Health – Interim Charge 3

SUMMARY – During the 86th Legislative Interim, in October 2020, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute provided the Texas House Committee on Public Health with a response to their Request for Information related to Interim...

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September 26, 2020

PTSD after COVID-19: ‘No doubt’ it’ll happen,’ says NIMH director

The after-effects of the coronavirus pandemic — which still has no foreseeable end — will likely last long after the worst of the disease has receeded. “I have no doubt that there are some people…

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