Tag: Depression

June 15, 2021

Press Release: Meadows Institute Named Recipient of $10 Million Lone Star Prize

Today, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute was named the recipient of the $10 million Lone Star Prize, awarded by Lyda Hill Philanthropies and Lever for Change, a Texas-based competition launched in early 2020. The…

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June 15, 2021

Meadows Institute Named Recipient of $10 Million Lone Star Prize

On June 15, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute was named the recipient of the $10 million Lone Star Prize, a Texas-based competition launched in early 2020 to find and fund bold solutions focused on…

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March 17, 2021

Measurement-Based Care in the Treatment of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

SUMMARY – This report expands upon the 2015 Kennedy Forum report to include additional measures and research supporting the use of MBC for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders in primary,...

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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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January 21, 2021

Collaborative Care Model

Providing access to mental health care through primary care is the single most important step health systems can take to address the worsening mental health crisis Texas and the nation are facing. The Collaborative Care…

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October 30, 2020

Collaborative Care Policy Background

The collaborative care model (CoCM) is a proven tool to detect and prevent suicide and overdose in primary care before they become crises. Unfortunately, less than one in twenty Americans can currently access it. CoCM…

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September 10, 2020

COVID-19’s Mental Health Toll Amplifies Importance of World Suicide Prevention Day

AUSTIN – Every year in America thousands of lives are tragically lost to suicide. This year, the mounting mental health toll of COVID-19 has intensified the need for awareness and the urgency for ensuring access…

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August 17, 2020

CoCM & MAT to Prevent COVID-Related Suicide & Overdose Deaths (COVID-19 Impact Series, Volume 3)

In April, MMHPI began releasing a series of white papers analyzing the potential effects of a COVID-19 recession on rates of suicide and substance use disorder among the general population and among veterans. In those,…

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May 22, 2020

Charting The Mental Health Effects Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

From lockdowns to unemployment to reopening, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute is taking a deep dive into how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect mental health. President and CEO Andy Keller talks with KERA Radio…

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May 8, 2020

They just want someone to talk to: This mental health hotline is helping Texans navigate the pandemic

Within the first month of its launch, the state’s new mental health support line received nearly 2,000 calls from Texans in 100 counties who were experiencing fears of getting sick, feelings of isolation from social…

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May 4, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is pushing America into a mental-health crisis

Mental-health experts are especially worried about the ongoing economic devastation. Research has established a strong link between economic upheaval and suicide and substance use. Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute predictions suggest if unemployment amid the…

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April 21, 2020

MMHPI Report: Direct Correlation Between COVID Recession & Increased Rate of Suicide, Substance Abuse

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) today 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…

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April 21, 2020

Effects of a COVID-Induced Economic Recession (COVID-19 Impact Series, Volume 1)

In April 2020, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) issued the first in a series of white papers analyzing the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic which focused on how an economic recession could…

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April 13, 2020

America’s mental health COVID-19 recovery needs to start now

The toll that the coronavirus pandemic is taking – and will take – on the mental health of frontline responders cannot be overlooked. But what may be most unique about this crisis is how much…

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February 1, 2020

Mental Illness & Violence

In the aftermath of mass violence and the furor of the 24-hour news cycle, the words “mental illness” are often used to try to explain a perpetrator’s actions. In many cases, the assumption that mental…

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November 26, 2019

The Cost of Depression

In the United States, one in five adults (20%) will experience a clinically significant form of depression in their lifetime. About 7.5% of the US workforce has depression in any year. The impact of...

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July 7, 2019

For Dallas-area officers coping with trauma after July 7 ambush & other shootings, a focus on mental wellness

Stress and long-term trauma are a growing concern in law enforcement for the officers who are expected to take on shooters and go back to work. Some departments are paying increasing attention to mental health…

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August 28, 2018

Texas Joint Legislative Committee on Aging

SUMMARY – In August 2018, the Joint Legislative Committee on Aging met to hear invited and public testimony where Senior Director of Veteran and Military Policy Kyle Mitchell presented on "Improving How Texas Meets...

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November 28, 2016

Depression in the Workplace: Analysis of TBGH Employer Survey

The Depression in the Workplace Survey was conducted by the Texas Business Group on Health in the summer of 2016 in partnership with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and with promotional assistance from the…

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