September 5, 2023

‘COVID ProTEXion Campaign’ boosts awareness, vaccinations for Texans with severe mental illness

When the COVID-19 outbreak first hit the country in January 2020, William Boyd, executive director of PHOENIX House in Abilene, Texas, a membership-based community for people living with mental illness or trauma, felt like he…

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March 30, 2022

Andy Keller, PhD, Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Finance about Parity & Care Integration

On Wednesday, March 30, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute President and CEO, Andy Keller, PhD, is presenting invited testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Finance to discuss ways of ensuring parity and integration…

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December 24, 2021

Frustrated, exhausted, scared: Omicron exacerbates pandemic mental health concerns

This article was originally published by The Texas Tribune on December 24, 2021. Earlier this week, someone called the state’s COVID-19 mental health support line to talk through their family’s decision to cancel Christmas celebrations…

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November 18, 2021

Why is the CDC missing in action on severe mental illnesses?

This article was authored by Dr. Thomas R. Insel and Meadows Institute CEO Andy Keller and was originally published by STAT News on November 18, 2021. In October, the CDC updated its list of medical…

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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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February 23, 2021

2020 Devastated U.S. Mental Health — Healing must be a Priority

This opinion piece was coauthored by the Meadows Institute’s Andy Keller, PhD and National Alliance on Mental Illness CEO, Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. It was originally published by The Hill on February 23, 2021. It…

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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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December 7, 2020

Philanthropy Roundtable Survey: Children’s Mental Health Funding in the Time of COVID-19

The post below coauthored by the Meadows Institute’s Patrick Tennant, PhD, and The Hackett Center for Mental Health’s Gary Blau, PhD, was originally posted by Philanthropy Roundtable on December 7, 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic has taken…

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October 13, 2020

Pandemic Fallout: Highlighting the Need for Better Mental Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the dire need for broad and affordable access to mental healthcare and resources. The isolation of the last few months, fear of illness, record unemployment and countless other stressors…

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