June 18, 2024

Meadows Institute Announces Statewide Rollout of the Texas Blue Chip Program to Support Law Enforcement Mental Health

From left: Gene Ellis of the Texas Police Chiefs Association, Gregory Stevens of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, Chief Steve Dye of the Allen Police Department, Chief Special Agent Will Johnson of the BNSF…

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June 6, 2024

‘A Paradigm Shift’

Meadows Institute leaders call for expanding the crisis care continuum into pretrial detention From left: Yolanda Lewis, executive vice president for justice and health at the Meadows Institute, Tim Bray, vice president for justice and…

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April 10, 2024

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute’s Center for Child and Family Wellness Unveils Innovative New Higher Education Initiative

On April 10, members of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute’s Center for Child and Family Wellness introduced the innovative “Minding College Minds Postsecondary Mental Health Learning Community,” a first-of-its-kind effort to support the mental…

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February 23, 2024

‘The trauma you don’t transform, you transmit’

Early intervention is key to promoting brain health and avoiding the criminal justice system, Institute’s Yolanda Lewis tells Brain³ Summit Yolanda Lewis addresses the Brain³ Summit held Feb. 21-22 at the Center for BrainHealth in…

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January 19, 2024

‘A Crisis is not a Crime’

Institute’s Yolanda Lewis discusses transforming the culture of crisis response at Chicago Bar Association

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September 8, 2022

Hundreds of police officers have signed up for Texas mental-health program, officials say

This article was originally published by Dallas Morning News on September 8, 2022. Hundreds of officers in Texas have signed up for a new state program that aims to reduce police suicide and self-harm rates…

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August 1, 2022

Former Rockwall Police Chief Max Geron Joins Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute as Senior Director of Health & Public Safety

AUSTIN – Max Geron, former Chief of the Rockwall Police Department, has joined the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute as Senior Director of Health and Public Safety, effective August 1. In that role, Geron will…

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