Tag: First Episode Psychosis

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…

Learn more
February 1, 2020

Coordinated Specialty Care

Each year, about 3,000 Texas adolescents and young adults ages 14-35 experience a first episode of psychosis (FEP).Many have access to health insurance through their parents (up to age 26), Medicaid or CHIP, but they…

Learn more
January 10, 2020

Coordinated Specialty Care – Payment Strategies

The delivery of coordinated specialty care (CSC) in early psychosis programs transforms lives by changing the trajectory of schizophrenia for youth and young adults.  Unfortunately, the future of early psychosis programs is at risk because…

Learn more
November 26, 2019

Prevention

The prevention of mental disorders includes interventions targeting an array of groups, including the general population, those at high risk for developing behavioral health conditions, and those just beginning to display symptoms that are...

Learn more
November 26, 2019

First Episode Psychosis Care

A new approach called First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Care starts treatment as early after initial psychosis as possible, and helps people remain on their developmental trajectories. A team of specialists provides FEP care, including...

Learn more
July 18, 2018

Texas Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security Interim Report to the 86th Legislature

SUMMARY – In the wake of the Santa Fe school shooting, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appointed a bi-partisan Select Committee, headed by Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor, to review comprehensive strategies to address...

Learn more
June 28, 2018

Texas House Committees on Public Health and Public Education

SUMMARY – During the 85th Legislative Interim, in June 2018, the Texas House Committees on Public Health and Public Education met to hear testimony. President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited testimony and...

Learn more
March 21, 2017

Texas House Committee on Public Health – HB 13

On March 21, 2017, MMHPI President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited testimony at the Texas House Committee on Public Health. House Bill 13, relating to the creation of a matching grant program...

Learn more