January 4, 2022

Opinion: Sometimes they blame themselves. How to help grieving kids who lost parents to COVID

This opinion piece was authored by Julie Kaplow, PhD, ABPP, Executive Director of the Trauma and Grief Center at The Hackett Center. It was originally published by the Houston Chronicle on December 12, 2021.  Lucia,…

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December 13, 2021

San Antonio Innovative Mental Wellness Program to Join Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

SAN ANTONIO– In response to the rapid growth of its innovative mental wellness initiative, the five nonprofits comprising the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative announced today that on January 17, 2022, the program will…

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November 10, 2021

Paso del Norte Center at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Announces Founding Leadership Cabinet Members

EL PASO – Paso del Norte Center at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute on Tuesday introduced its founding leadership cabinet members at a community reception. The Center, which launched in July 2021, provides policy and…

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November 1, 2021

Dr. Quianta Moore Named Executive Director of The Hackett Center

HOUSTON – Dr. Quianta Moore, MD, JD, a nationally renowned expert in research and policies to improve the health and well-being of children and the communities in which they reside, has been named Executive Director…

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October 5, 2021

Press Release: Senator Jane Nelson Honored with First Tom Luce Award for Mental Health

AUSTIN – Senator Jane Nelson, whose contributions to better mental health policy, particularly for children, have helped Texas vastly improve its mental health care systems, was named the first recipient of The Tom Luce Award…

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September 28, 2021

2020 Annual Report

2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges. A global pandemic tested our resolve and laid bare an emerging mental health crisis. And a national reckoning on race made us reevaluate our society and everyone’s place…

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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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September 13, 2021

Press Release: Eighteen Organizations Express Support for the Collaborate in an Orderly and Cohesive Manner (COCM) Act

Legislation to improve access to evidence-based mental health and substance use care introduced by Reps. Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) Austin, TX —The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and 17 organizations have…

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September 3, 2021

4th Annual Nantucket Children’s Mental Health Summit

    The Hackett Center for Mental Health, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH), recently convened and hosted the 4th Annual Nantucket Children’s Mental Health Summit. This was the second year…

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