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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December 16, 2020

A Unified Vision for Transforming Mental Health & Substance Use Care

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and our CEO Andy Keller, PhD, are proud to join a historic coalition of 14 of the nation’s top mental health organizations that are working together to re-envision our country’s…

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October 30, 2020

Collaborative Care Policy Background

The collaborative care model (CoCM) is a proven tool to detect and prevent suicide and overdose in primary care before they become crises. Unfortunately, less than one in twenty Americans can currently access it. CoCM…

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August 25, 2020

Texas Tech Mental Health Initiative forms new partnership to expand services to community

Members of the Texas Tech Mental Health Initiative stressed the importance of mental health services in Lubbock Monday as a new report showed a need for care in the community. The group announced they would…

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June 29, 2020

Column: MISD’s mental health action plan ‘is a long time coming’

Thank you, Midland ISD, for hiring a mental health coordinator. The addition to the Midland ISD staff will help implement and develop a program as the district puts together a mental health action plan. This…

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May 12, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Focus on First Responders

In addition to May being Mental Health Awareness Month, May 11-15 is Police Week, with May 15 designated as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. This coincidence of the calendar illustrates a real fact: the first responders…

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