April 27, 2021

CEO Andy Keller Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on COVID-19 & Lessons Learned in Texas

On Wednesday, April 28, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, presented invited testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to discuss the mental…

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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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October 9, 2020

Policing in a Pandemic: Peer Support Webinar Series

In April 2020, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute began filming the “Policing in a Pandemic” virtual peer support series in partnership with the Caruth Police Institute. Guest speakers were invited to discuss topics such as…

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October 9, 2020

COVID-19 Resources For First Responders

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute has compiled a list of resources from state and national organizations addressing exposure recommendations, organizational readiness and peer support for first responders. In communities across Texas, families are facing the…

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October 9, 2020

COVID-19 Resources for Health Care Professionals & Providers

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute has compiled a list of resources from reputable organizations covering disaster support and general provider information related to COVID-19. In communities across Texas, families are facing the challenges arising from…

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