Topics Tag: Substance Use

December 16, 2020

A Unified Vision for Transforming Mental Health & Substance Use Care

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and our CEO Andy Keller, PhD, are proud to join a historic coalition of 14 of the nation’s top mental health organizations that are working together to re-envision our country’s…

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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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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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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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July 26, 2020

Nueces County counselors give tips for coping with mental health during pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic wears on, and so does its toll on people’s mental health as they navigate isolation, stress, anxiety and grief. Experts expect increases in suicide and substance abuse linked to rising unemployment in Texas…

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June 17, 2020

Texas legislature should put mental health funding first during pandemic

When the Texas Legislature convenes in January, there will be no shortage of coronavirus-related issues demanding action, from the many hours of lost instructional time for our students to a surge in Texans who have…

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June 15, 2020

Impacts of a COVID-Induced Economic Recession on MHSUD in Veterans (COVID-19 Impact Series, Volume 2)

In our first in a series of white papers on the anticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute sought to examine and project the impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health…

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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 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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November 12, 2019

To Combat the Mental Health & Substance Use Public Health Crisis Employer, Physician & Policy Groups Partner

– Rates of suicide and drug-related deaths are at record levels. This crisis is being exacerbated by inadequate access to care for mental health and substance use for Americans across the country. To realign market forces...

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March 1, 2018

Substance Use Disorder: Opioids & Methamphetamine

In March 2018, MMHPI provided a summary of key facts regarding substance use disorder (SUD) needs and services in Texas as well as addressing questions related to the opioid crisis at the time of publishing….

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