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April 25, 2022

Building a Resilient Future: Addressing Youth Mental Health

This article was originally published by Psychiatric Times on April 25, 2022. It was authored by our President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, our Senior Fellow for Brain Capital Harris Eyre, MBBS, PhD, Erin Smith,…

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April 19, 2022

Thousands of 911 calls on track to be diverted from APD to mental health clinicians

This article was originally published by the FOX 7 Austin Digital Team on April 19, 2022. AUSTIN, Texas – Thousands of 911 calls are on track to be diverted away from law enforcement to mental…

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April 17, 2022

Children’s Health Launching New Effort to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Kids

This article was originally published by KXAS-TV (NBC, DFW) on April 17, 2022. If you have a child, chances are the pandemic has taken a toll on them. One out of three children in Texas…

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April 14, 2022

Early Childhood Behavioral Development could impact long-term health; free program to help mothers with children ages 0-3

This article was originally published by the KPRC-TV NBC Houston on April 14, 2022. HOUSTON – The Episcopal Health Foundation funds early childhood brain development for kids ages 0-3. According to EHF, early childhood brain development programs are…

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October 15, 2020

Mental Health & Police Reform: Are Intervention Teams Working?

RIGHT Care stands for Rapid Integrated Group Healthcare Team. It started in 2018 after a study from the Meadows Mental Health Institute found the number of mental health-related calls increased by 18 percent from 2012…

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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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September 4, 2020

Community Response Team making a difference in mental health calls in Abilene, elsewhere

An alliance between Betty Hardwick Center and the Abilene Police and Fire departments to bring better response to mental health issues worked 1,654 calls for service in its first year. Its primary goal is to stop clients…

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July 2, 2020

GREAT IDEAS 2020: IACP Recognizes Texas First Responder Peer Network

POLICE LEADERS WORLDWIDE ARE AWARE THAT SUICIDE AMONG LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IS ENDEMIC. In 2019, at least 228 police officers died by suicide in the United States alone, eclipsing line-of-duty deaths in the same year…

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June 9, 2020

This program sends a social worker on 911 calls about mental health

If you call 911 in certain neighborhoods in Dallas, a licensed specialist at the dispatch center will determine if the call relates to a mental health crisis. If it does, it won’t just be the…

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