Mobilizing Minds


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.

News & Updates


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.
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The Texas Veterans + Family Alliance program is aimed at improving access to mental health care services for Texas veterans and military families Open PDF »
As our legislators consider options to reorganize the state’s health and human services agencies, the job will be incomplete unless they also address the critical workforce shortage for behavioral health professionals. Read More View the Infographic

Texas Leaders Announce Support of Texas Veterans + Family Alliance

Texas Leaders Announce Support of Texas Veterans + Family Alliance
A companion to the Mental Health Landscape findings, this video brings to life the attitude of the community surrounding mental health issues in Texas and the country. Watch Video
Several bills before the 84th Texas Legislative session could mean significant changes in veteran’s mental health, workforce, and smart justice funding. OPEN PDF

Leader Spotlight


Anu Partap

Anu Partap, MD, MPH

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.

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The Mental Health Landscape


Advancing the Mental Health of All Texans by Improving Texas Mental Health Services

mental health landscapeThink that more state and local tax dollars should be spent on mental health.
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Have a close friend or family member that has experienced a mental health issue.
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Indicated if they or a family member needed help with a mental health condition they would not know where to go or who to contact for the proper treatment/help.
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Texans think it is harder for people to talk about a mental health condition than a physical health condition.
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