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November 7, 2022

Setting the Record Straight on Mental Health & Texas

This article was originally published by the Texas Tribune on November 7, 2022 and is authored by Meadows Institute President and CEO, Andy Keller, PhD. Ongoing criticisms that Texas is lagging behind the rest of…

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October 19, 2022

Chicago Mental Health Crisis Pilot Promising, Small — and Still Using Police

This article was originally published by Bloomberg News on October 19, 2022. A Chicago pilot program that dispatches mental health clinicians and emergency medical responders to some 911 calls has connected 385 people to care…

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October 13, 2022

Galena Park ISD launches ‘Handle with Care’ program to help kids coping with trauma

This article was originally published by the Houston Chronicle on October 13, 2022. Educators are teaming up with law enforcement to launch a program at a Houston-area school district that aims to quickly link students…

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September 26, 2022

Houston grandmother left to care for twins who lost their mother to gun violence: ‘I’m starting over’

This article was originally published by the Houston Chronicle on September 26, 2022. In memories tucked away on a phone, Chant’e Mahogany Wilson appears full of life: Smiling in selfies, holding her twin daughters on…

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September 11, 2022

Panhandle PBS series ‘The Little Things’ teaches mental health strategies

This article was originally published by Amarillo Globe-News on September 11, 2022. Panhandle PBS will be airing the documentary series “The Little Things” at 7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 15. The streaming version can be…

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September 9, 2022

Black girls are experiencing record rates of self-injury and death by suicide

This article was originally published by Youth Today on September 9, 2022. Emergency room visits for suicidal thoughts and self-injury are on the rise, with Black girls and LGBTQ youth experiencing record rates of self-injury…

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September 8, 2022

State telemedicine program allows Texas children to see therapists at schools

This article was originally published by KUT 90.5 Austin on September 8, 2022. Just after sunrise, young children wearing colorful backpacks start walking into Live Oak Elementary School in Austin. At the door, the principal…

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September 8, 2022

Hundreds of police officers have signed up for Texas mental-health program, officials say

This article was originally published by Dallas Morning News on September 8, 2022. Hundreds of officers in Texas have signed up for a new state program that aims to reduce police suicide and self-harm rates…

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September 8, 2022

Children’s Health to provide about 100 beds for new Dallas psychiatric hospital

This article was originally published by Dallas Morning News on September 8, 2022. A year ago, we celebrated that state officials had partnered with UT Southwestern Medical Center to let the academic institution operate Dallas’…

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