Tag: Okay To Say

July 21, 2022

North Texas youth theater company explores mental health crisis in new play

This article was originally published by KERA News on July 21, 2022. A Dallas youth theater company is exploring the way the pandemic affected young people’s mental health through a new play. Cry Havoc Theater…

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July 8, 2022

Hear the voices of North Texas teens on our mental health and gun violence crises

This article was originally published by Dallas Morning News on July 8, 2022. One in five youths between the ages of 9 and 17 experiences a diagnosable mental health disorder. Yet even the most alarming statistics don’t…

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September 28, 2021

Annual Report

In 2022, the Meadows Institute built on the significant advancements and investments made in Texas and the United States, guiding critical local, state, and national policy discussions, and responding to the needs of a community…

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September 27, 2021

Okay to Say Mental Health Patch Helping Thousands of Girl Scouts

Since it was launched regionally in North Texas in 2019, the Okay to Say Mental Health Patch Program for Girl Scouts has been an unqualified success. It went statewide in 2020, with more than 5,500…

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May 6, 2021

Great progress, challenges mark Mental Health Awareness Month 2021

Mental Health Awareness Month is a time when we turn our attention toward the importance of improving mental health care while reducing the stigma associated with it. The mental health needs of people across the…

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May 28, 2020

Coping with Grief & Loss During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tens of thousands of Americans have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. This is by far one of the most significant disasters in U.S. history, and the loss of life is unprecedented; now exceeding over 100,000…

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October 18, 2019

Texas School Safety Center, the Meadows Institute & Okay to Say partner for Safe Schools Week

The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC), the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI), and MMHPI’s award-winning Okay to Say™ mental health awareness campaign are partnering to promote the 2019 Texas Safe Schools Week, Oct. 21-25….

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August 23, 2017

El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium Helps Launch Statewide Campaign & Shares Community Progress on Improving Behavioral Health needs of El Paso Residents

The El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium will convene its annual Behavioral Health Community Summit to report progress on efforts to improve the behavioral health system in El Paso County and address gaps in the current…

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June 1, 2017

State-Wide Mental Health Campaign Okay to Say™ Launches Summer Reading List

As Mental Health Month comes to an end and people embark on summer vacations, Okay to Say™ hopes that everyone will continue to be mindful of their mental health. One way to care for your…

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November 5, 2016

Okay to Say™ Recognizes State Rep. Garnet Coleman’s Efforts for Raising Awareness Around Mental Health Issues with Leadership Award

Okay to Say™, a community-based awareness campaign committed to expanding the conversation around mental health issues, recognized Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman with the inaugural Okay to Say Leadership Award for his dedication and tireless…

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May 17, 2016

Celebrating Two Years & Looking Forward

The Institute’s first year solidly established its leadership and team infrastructure, priorities, and reputation as a trusted resource. Its second year concentrated on statewide policy work, community engagement projects, and the launch of Okay...

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May 4, 2016

Okay to Say™ Launches in Amarillo as National Mental Health Awareness Month Begins

“Okay to Say,” a statewide initiative aimed at ending the stigma surrounding mental health issues and to provide resources to those in need, officially launched in Amarillo today at a luncheon designed to rally support…

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August 5, 2015

National Mental Health Awareness Month Recap

Throughout the month of May, mental health organizations and advocates across Texas joined in observing National Mental Health Month with a variety of outreach activities to raise public awareness. The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute…

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