Tag: Veterans

November 11, 2020

Honoring Our Veterans

  On Veterans Day, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute honors the men and women who have served our country. One of our core missions is to honor their service and sacrifice by helping ensure…

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November 4, 2020

White Paper Series: COVID-19 Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Impacts

SUMMARY - The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute has released a series of white papers on the anticipated mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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September 14, 2020

A new effort creates a coordinated mental health delivery system for veterans & their families

The North Texas Collaborative, a new organization formed by five D-FW agencies, aims to expand access to mental health care for area veterans and their family members. “With over 20 veterans losing their lives to…

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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 the series of 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 and…

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May 29, 2020

Texas Veterans + Family Alliance

SUMMARY - Texas Veterans + Family Alliance (TV+FA) is an innovative grant program through which local communities can develop solutions and programs to best serve the mental health needs of our veterans and their...

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May 26, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Focus on Veterans & Their Families

Texas is proud to be home to the second largest population of veterans in the country, and we have an obligation to care for those who have served bravely, and the people whose support made…

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November 26, 2019

Posttraumatic Stress

Posttraumatic stress (PTS), also known as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is a mental health issue that can develop after witnessing or experiencing a traumatic, or life-threatening event.

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May 6, 2019

Texas House Committee on Defense & Veterans’ Affairs – SB 822

SUMMARY - On May 6, 2019, Kyle Mitchell, JD, MMHPI Senior Director of Veteran and Military Policy, was invited testimony on SB 822 at the Texas House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs.  Senate...

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March 27, 2019

Texas Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Border Security – SB 822

SUMMARY - On March 27, 2019, Kyle Mitchell, JD, MMHPI Senior Director of Veteran and Military Policy, was invited testimony on SB 822 at the Texas Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Border Security. ...

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February 19, 2019

Texas House Committee on Defense & Veterans’ Affairs – Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Veterans and their Families

On February 19, 2019, Kyle Mitchell, JD, MMHPI Senior Director of Veteran and Military Policy, was invited testimony at the Texas House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs. During his presentation, Mr. Mitchell discussed...

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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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May 22, 2018

Texas Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and Border Security

SUMMARY - During the 85th Legislative Interim, Kyle Mitchell, JD, MMHPI Senior Director of Veteran and Military Policy, was invited testimony at the Texas Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Border Security. Mr. Mitchell presented...

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November 11, 2016

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Recognizes State Leadership for Their Work to Support the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant Program

This Veterans Day, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute honors the men and women who served our country, and, especially, their families. We also want to recognize the Texas Legislature and our state leaders, especially…

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November 11, 2015

Texas Leaders Announce Texas Veterans + Family Alliance

Veterans Day 2015 marks the launch of a bold initiative by the State of Texas to address the mental health needs of veterans and military families: Texas Veterans + Family Alliance. Texas Veterans + Family…

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October 13, 2015

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Named Administrator of Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Pilot Phase Grant Program

The Texas Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC) recently named the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) administrator of Texas Veterans + Family Alliance, a pilot-phase grant program established by Senate Bill 55 during the…

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April 16, 2015

Year One Milestones & Momentum: 2014 Achievements – 2015 Priorities

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute launched on April 16th, 2014, with support from founding philanthropic partners including a $10 million grant from the Meadows Foundation. By leveraging the relationships of our board, collaborative...

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