Press – MMHPI – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute


August 21, 2023

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Launches Texas Blue Chip Program

DALLAS, Texas (August 21, 2023) – The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute is proud to announce the official launch of the Texas Blue Chip Program, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at offering law enforcement officers an additional…

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July 26, 2023

Specialized Therapy Team Launches to Support At-Risk Youth in Uvalde, Comal, & Hays Counties

NEW BRAUNFELS – A specialized response team was introduced today to support at-risk youth in need of intensive assistance in Uvalde, Comal, and Hays Counties. The new Multisystemic Therapy (MST) team was funded as part of the state’s…

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July 20, 2023

New Study Finds Grief Therapy May Reduce Violent Behavior Among Incarcerated Youth

A new research study published in the American Psychological Association’s journal, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, and co-authored by Dr. Julie Kaplow, executive director of the Trauma and Grief Center at the Meadows Mental…

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June 29, 2023

El Paso County Sheriff Wiles Honored by El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium

Awarded the Consortium Mental Health Champion Award EL PASO – El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles was honored today with the Consortium Mental Health Champion Award for his significant contributions to regional mental healthcare by…

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May 2, 2023

Pediatric Mental Health Initiative from Children’s Health & Meadows Institute Expands Access to Behavioral Health Services for 150,000 Families in Inaugural Year

Organizations share impressive results from first training program to address the pediatric mental health crisis and support pediatric providers DALLAS – A new pediatric mental health initiative launched by Children’s Health, one of the largest…

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April 17, 2023

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Announces Additional $10 Million Contribution from The Meadows Foundation

DALLAS – A $10 million gift from The Meadows Foundation will help the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute make mental-health care available to more Texans. “Ten years ago, The Meadows Foundation saw an opportunity to…

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March 20, 2023

Meadows Institute President & CEO Testifies on Need for Mental Health & Brain Research Institute of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, today gave invited testimony before the Texas House Higher Education Committee on the importance of legislation to create the Mental Health…

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February 8, 2023

Former Ohio Governor Kasich, Meadows Institute President & CEO Keller Discuss Historic Federal Investments in Mental Health

AUSTIN – Former Ohio Governor John Kasich and Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, discussed historic investments in mental health from the 117th U.S. Congress, including the 2022 Federal Omnibus…

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May 4, 2023

Galveston Launches Mental Health Crisis Response Teams

GALVESTON – Galveston city and county officials, in partnership with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and other Galveston foundations today announced the launch of a…

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