Through our commitment to connect with communities across Texas, 2016 set the stage for historic change in 2017.Learn More ➝
Highlights from Texas’ most material advances in mental health policy achieved during this past sessionLearn More ➝
Talking openly about mental illness is the first step to help people receive care for a treatable disease. Okay to Say is the new grassroots movement launching in Texas to raise awareness statewide and encourage people to find effective treatment.Learn More
By integrating primary and behavioral health care, Texans will face better outcomes and receive more cost-efficient care.Learn More ➝
$20 million gift from Maureen and Jim Hackett will establish the Center in Houston to focus on making Harris County and the broader Gulf Coast region a national leader in treating people with mental health needs through collaboration and research.Learn More ➝
Texas is like no other state. We’re trailblazers, pioneers and innovators. We’re the first to pick ourselves up by the bootstraps and forge a path for success. And we’re the first to recognize an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. It’s a Texas state of mind.
The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas is a nonpartisan, nonprofit working to change the condition of mental health in Texas.
From across Texas, from the coast to the panhandle, to your community, we bring together the diverse mental health resources and services to not only identify but to affect the policy, practices and recommendations that impact how healthcare is implemented. It’s time to rethink mental health issues and forge ahead with a focus on improving our Texas state of mind.
Director of the Research Division of the Council of State Governments
An expert in domestic violence and the clinical, behavioral and developmental health needs of at-risk children, Dr. Anu Partap is often called upon by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute as a resource and to participate in projects to assess needs and educate decision makers on the mental health needs of children, particularly those in foster care.
Advancing the Mental Health of All Texans by Improving Texas Mental Health Services