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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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July 21, 2021

Press Release: Paso del Norte Health Foundation & Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Announce Paso del Norte Center

A Regional Mental Health Policy Center to support initiatives in the Paso del Norte region, fight stigma of mental illness The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute today announced…

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June 15, 2021

Press Release: Meadows Institute Named Recipient of $10 Million Lone Star Prize

Today, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute was named the recipient of the $10 million Lone Star Prize, awarded by Lyda Hill Philanthropies and Lever for Change, a Texas-based competition launched in early 2020. The…

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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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September 10, 2020

COVID-19’s Mental Health Toll Amplifies Importance of World Suicide Prevention Day

AUSTIN – Every year in America thousands of lives are tragically lost to suicide. This year, the mounting mental health toll of COVID-19 has intensified the need for awareness and the urgency for ensuring access…

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April 21, 2020

MMHPI Report: Direct Correlation Between COVID Recession & Increased Rate of Suicide, Substance Abuse

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) today issued the first in a series of reports analyzing the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first report focuses on how an economic recession could…

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December 11, 2019

The Path Forward Names Eight Regions to Spearhead Employer Efforts to Improve Access to Effective Care

The national steering committee for The Path Forward for Mental Health and Substance Use – National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) Center for Workplace Mental Health…

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December 10, 2019

UNT Dallas, MMHPI Partner to Advance Caruth Police Institute as Leader in Police Training & Research

The University of North Texas at Dallas and Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) have united to transform the Caruth Police Institute (CPI) into one of the premier police training, policy analysis, technical assistance and…

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November 12, 2019

To Combat the Mental Health & Substance Use Public Health Crisis Employer, Physician & Policy Groups Partner

– Rates of suicide and drug-related deaths are at record levels. This crisis is being exacerbated by inadequate access to care for mental health and substance use for Americans across the country. To realign market forces...

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