A new effort creates a coordinated mental health delivery system for veterans & their families
The North Texas Collaborative, a new organization formed by five D-FW agencies, aims to expand access to mental health care for area veterans and their family members. “With over 20 veterans losing their lives to suicide every day and with a world coping with an isolating pandemic, a collaborative approach has never been more important,” says Dr. Amy Williams, clinical director of The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare Veteran Services.
As a member of the project, Metrocare will offer evidence-based mental health treatment and wraparound case management services to veterans. Other partners in the North Texas Collaborative:
- 22KILL, providing mental health treatment with a focus on removing barriers that would otherwise prevent veterans and their families from seeking care;
- Equest, providing equine therapy and programs to improve social connection, coping skills, and emotional regulation for veterans and family members;
- Texas Health Resources, providing 30-day inpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment as well as other residential services; and
- Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, assisting in the administration of the project and introducing technology to support the collaborative’s service delivery model.
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