Networking Groups

November 11th, 2015 / Robert / 0 comments Networking Groups November 11, 2015 Kendal Tolle, LMSW During the first year of its inception, the Institute held the “Texas State of Mind” tour, hosting community conversations in a number of Texas cities to discuss the state of mental health services across Texas. While the events and conversations at each stop along the tour were … Continue reading Networking Groups

Strengthening the Safety Net: The Intersection of Mental Health Clinicians and Law Enforcement

November 10th, 2015 / Robert / 0 comments Strengthening the Safety Net: The Intersection of Mental Health Clinicians and Law Enforcement November 10, 2015 Brittany Lash, LPC In recent years, the nation has seen a significant increase in attention drawn to the issues of mental illness and law enforcement. Typically, the media coverage of these two issues trigger feelings of sorrow, outrage, and … Continue reading Strengthening the Safety Net: The Intersection of Mental Health Clinicians and Law Enforcement

Mental Health and the Christian Faith Event

September 24th, 2015 / Robert / 0 comments Mental Health and the Christian Faith Event ­On September 24th 2015, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute hosted a briefing session titled “Mental Health and the Christian Faith” at The Gathering’s 30th annual event at the Four Seasons in Dallas. Since 1985, The Gathering has been an event where like-minded individuals seek to discuss issues … Continue reading Mental Health and the Christian Faith Event

Executive Profile – Jacqualene Stephens, PhD, LMFT, Director of Systems Transformation

August 15th, 2015 / Robert / 0 comments Blog Executive Profile – Jacqualene Stephens, PhD, LMFT, Director of Systems Transformation Saturday, August 15, 2015 Executive Profile – Jacqualene Stephens, Ph.D., LMFT, Director of Systems Transformation Dr. Jacqualene Stephens, Ph.D., LMFT, joins the Meadows Mental Health Policy team this July as the Director of Systems Transformation. Dr. Stephens is a clinical psychologist and licensed … Continue reading Executive Profile – Jacqualene Stephens, PhD, LMFT, Director of Systems Transformation

MMHPI and the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature

August 13th, 2015 / Robert / 0 comments Blog MMHPI and the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature Thursday, August 13, 2015 Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute What Happened in Mental Health – 2015 Legislative Session The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) was launched in April 2014, providing a relatively short lead-time to prepare for the 84th Legislature that began ten months … Continue reading MMHPI and the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Welcomes 2015 Summer Interns

August 5th, 2015 / Robert / 0 comments Blog Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Welcomes 2015 Summer Interns Wednesday, August 05, 2015 Vashtai Kekich, Communications Manager The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute has recently launched our inaugural Summer Internship Program and we are pleased to welcome our 2015 class: Will Altabef, Sarah Gibson, Blanca Macareno, and Matthew Tucker. Our interns hail from Texas … Continue reading Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Welcomes 2015 Summer Interns

National Mental Health Awareness Month Recap

August 5th, 2015 / Robert / 0 comments Blog National Mental Health Awareness Month Recap Wednesday, August 05, 2015 Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Throughout the month of May, mental health organizations and advocates across Texas joined in observing National Mental Health Month with a variety of outreach activities to raise public awareness. The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute is proud to have … Continue reading National Mental Health Awareness Month Recap

Smart Justice: Texas Needs More Effective Alternatives Than Jail to Treat Mentally Ill

May 27th, 2015 / Robert / 0 comments Blog Smart Justice: Texas Needs More Effective Alternatives Than Jail to Treat Mentally Ill Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Andy Keller, PhD., Executive Vice President for Policy and Programs For decades, a best practice of health care systems reform has been to reduce higher-cost emergency health care by promoting more cost-effective primary care aimed at prevention … Continue reading Smart Justice: Texas Needs More Effective Alternatives Than Jail to Treat Mentally Ill

What I Learned About the Price of Mental Health Issues for Texas Taxpayers

May 17th, 2015 / Robert / 0 comments Blog What I Learned About the Price of Mental Health Issues for Texas Taxpayers Sunday, May 17, 2015 Representative John E. Davis (R), 76th through 83rd Legislative Sessions, and former Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Article II – Health and Human Services During my tenure in Austin representing Houston’s House District 129, I … Continue reading What I Learned About the Price of Mental Health Issues for Texas Taxpayers

Year One Milestones and Momentum: 2014 Achievements – 2015 Priorities

April 16th, 2015 / Robert / 0 comments Blog Year One Milestones and Momentum: 2014 Achievements – 2015 Priorities Thursday, April 16, 2015 Phil Ritter, Chief Operating Officer, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute It’s no small task to go from vision to reality in a relatively short time. The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute launched on April 16th, 2014, with support from founding … Continue reading Year One Milestones and Momentum: 2014 Achievements – 2015 Priorities