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February 15, 2024

Q&A: Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute’s Dr. Talebi discusses integrated behavioral health and the policies and programs supporting Texans’ mental health

This interview was published by State of Reform on February 15, 2024. In this Q&A, Hani Talebi, PhD, chief clinical officer and senior vice president for Health Systems Integration at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI),…

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December 8, 2023

Mental health picture for North Texas kids is grim, but there is a silver lining

This opinion article was originally published by the Dallas Morning News on December 8, 2023. It is heartbreaking, although not surprising, to learn that our kids are struggling with their mental health. A recent report…

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September 13, 2023

Network connects pediatricians with mental health professionals to treat growing number of children

This article was published by CBS Austin on September 13, 2023. Texas children have a hard time accessing mental health care, but a state program is helping pediatricians and primary care doctors fill the gap….

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August 20, 2023

Rural Texas awaits mental health windfall after expanded state investment

This article was published by KXAN on August 20, 2023. AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Across 25,000 square miles of the Texas Panhandle, Nancy Tanner can offer scant help to rural Texans in a worsening crisis. “People…

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May 24, 2023

Blaming mass shootings on mental health is oversimplifying a complex problem, experts say

This article was published by WFAA on May 24, 2023. DALLAS — Each time it happens, Texas’s top leaders point the finger at one thing: mental illness. And it’s happened a lot. In 2017, 26…

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November 7, 2022

Setting the Record Straight on Mental Health & Texas

Ongoing criticisms that Texas is lagging behind the rest of the country in mental health, and that our leaders haven’t taken it seriously enough and made it a priority, are not only wrong, they are…

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August 20, 2021

Mental health challenges await students, educators as they head back to school

Back to school might foster hopeful thoughts of back to normal. Unfortunately, nothing about COVID-19 has been normal, and returning to the classroom will require a thoughtful approach to address the significant mental health needs…

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July 27, 2021

Texas Child Health Access through Telemedicine (TCHATT)

SUMMARY - TCHATT provides telemedicine or telehealth programs to school districts to better identify and assess student mental health needs and provide access to mental health services through regional “hubs” supported by Texas medical...

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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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March 4, 2021

Texas House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Article II

SUMMARY – On March 4, 2021, Andy Keller, PhD, President and CEO of the Meadows Institute, was invited testimony at the Texas House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Article II. During his presentation, Dr. Keller...

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March 4, 2021

CEO Andy Keller Testifies on COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts, Recommendations

AUSTIN – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, presented invited testimony to the Texas House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Article II, Thursday morning about the significant mental health impacts of…

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May 19, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Month – A Focus on Children & Families

Mental Health Awareness Month is a good time to remember that mental illness is actually a pediatric disease. That’s because half of all mental illnesses emerge by the time a child turns 14, and 75%…

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April 29, 2020

Texas better positioned to support children’s mental health

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and The Hackett Center for Mental Health are working with providers, advocates, and state leaders who remain focused on the well-being of Texas children, despite the pandemic. Well in…

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June 6, 2019

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Applauds Signing of SB 11 & HB 18

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) today applauded Gov. Greg Abbott’s signing of SB 11 and HB 18, historic legislation which will improve access to effective mental health care from the family doctor, provide…

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May 26, 2019

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Applauds Passage of Historic Mental Health Legislation

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) applauded the final passage of SB 11, which will improve access to mental health care from the family doctor, expand the mental health workforce, and provide real-time help…

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