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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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April 27, 2021

CEO Andy Keller Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on COVID-19 & Lessons Learned in Texas

On Wednesday, April 28, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, presented invited testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to discuss the mental…

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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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February 23, 2021

2020 Devastated U.S. Mental Health — Healing must be a Priority

This opinion piece was coauthored by the Meadows Institute’s Andy Keller, PhD and National Alliance on Mental Illness CEO, Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. It was originally published by The Hill on February 23, 2021. It…

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February 4, 2021

Black History Month 2021

It has been 101 years since Francis Sumner, the first black doctoral student, was awarded a PhD in psychology from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. While the occasion was a momentous one, racism and pervasive…

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January 22, 2021

Primary Care Is Key to Reversing COVID-Related Suicide, Overdose Trends

The post below by the Meadows Institute’s Andy Keller, PhD, was originally posted by American Communities Project on January 22, 2021. Even as we were in the process of projecting them, the numbers were sobering….

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January 21, 2021

Collaborative Care Model

Providing access to mental health care through primary care is the single most important step health systems can take to address the worsening mental health crisis Texas and the nation are facing. The Collaborative Care…

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January 8, 2021

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute among finalists selected for $10 million Lone Star Prize to improve quality of life of Texans

Award will focus on building healthier, stronger communities throughout Texas This week, Lyda Hill Philanthropies and Lever for Change announced that The Lone Star Depression Challenge, led by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute in…

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January 8, 2021

We have a new look. TexasStateofMind.org is now MMHPI.org

2021 is the perfect year to start anew. The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute has evolved from an ambitious start-up to a wide-ranging organization with a highly respected body of work that is helping our…

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