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Texas Veterans + Family Alliance grant program announces grantees

 
Special thanks to the Texas Legislature and our state leaders, especially State Senator Jane Nelson, for their work to support our veterans and their families through the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance (TV+FA). Access to effective mental health care is a critical issue for all Texans, but we owe a special debt to our veterans and their families, especially on Veterans Day. TV+FA is a bold initiative by the State of Texas to address those mental health needs. Winners of the first phase have been announced and HHSC is currently accepting applications for the second round of funding in the program.

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Okay to Say™ To Help Texans Talk Openly About Mental Health

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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We Must Address Texas’ Behavioral Health Emergency

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.

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25-Aug-2016 |Program launched to help veteransMore »
12-Aug-2016 |Mental health symposium set for Aug. 26More »
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27-Jun-2016 |Texas needs better protection for at-risk kidsMore »
20-Jun-2016 |Texas Health buying Corinth hospital for behavioral healthcare facilityMore »
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03-Jun-2016 |Local Agency Chosen for Program Addressing Mental Health for VeteransMore »
03-Jun-2016 |Ranus: Acceptance is key to changing mental health attitudesMore »
01-May-2016 |State Spending More on Mental Health Care, but Waitlist for Beds GrowsMore »
23-Feb-2016 |Eric Nadel: Don’t let the demons of depression winMore »
02-Feb-2016 |A Promising Start in 2016 for Texas VeteransMore »
27-Jan-2016 |Assessment is step to improving mental health care systemMore »
10-Jan-2016 |Veterans Grant Program Will Provide Mental Health AssistanceMore »
10-Jan-2016 |Veterans Extend Module Will Yield Mental Health AssistanceMore »
09-Jan-2016 |Bill gives mental health help to veteransMore »
09-Jan-2016 |Veterans grant program will provide mental health assistanceMore »
Dec-2016 |Texas Veterans + Family AllianceMore »
22-Nov-2015 |Commentary: Help for Texas VeteransMore »
19-Nov-2015 |Hinojosa: A New and Innovative Program to Care for Our VeteransMore »
18-Nov-2015 |Texas Veterans + Family Alliance: ‘A New and Innovative Program to Care for our Veterans’More »
11-Nov-2015 |Texas Leaders Announce Texas Veterans + Family AllianceMore »
09-Nov-2015 |Grant Program Established for Texas Veterans Mental Health Care AssistanceMore »
05-Jul-2015 |Promoting Smart Justice for the Mentally IllMore » View the Infographic »
03-Jun-2015| Texas State of Mind on KWTX News Ten at Noon More » More  
05-May-2015| The Case for Integrated Mental and Primary Care More »
26-Apr-2015| Survey: Majority of Texans affected by mental health issues More »
20-Apr-2015| Legislators Poised to Make Progress in Mental Health pdf downloadOPEN PDF » Several bills before the 84th Texas Legislative session could mean significant changes in veteran’s mental health, workforce, and smart justice funding. OPEN PDF
19-Apr-2015| New state mental illness initiative targets stigma More »
13-Apr-2015| Tom Luce: There is no evidence depression drove Germanwings co-pilot to mass murder More » As the media struggle to report the facts of the Germanwings airplane crash, facts are being ignored. Day after day, reports and commentary attach blame for the tragedy to the co-pilot’s clinical depression and the airline’s failure to catch it. READ MORE
12-Apr-2015| Survey of Texas Voters Shows Insight Into the State’s Mental Health Landscape pdf downloadOPEN PDF »

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06-Apr-2015| Paying Mind To Mental Health More »
30-Mar-2015| Tom Luce – Minute with Mitch More »
28-Mar-2015| East Texas Groups Work to Spotlight Mental Health More »
18-Mar-2015| Underfunding Mental Health Costs Texans Big More » The state’s legislative session is in full swing and recommendations from the Sunset Commission are rolling out. As anticipated, our mental health system is a heated topic. Read More »
24-Feb-2015| Texas Voters Signal Support For More State Funding Of Mental Health More » Texas still ranks near the bottom among states when it comes to per capita spending on mental illness, but a new survey indicates bipartisan support for improving the system. Read More » View Webinar Announcement
01-Feb-2015| Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Releases Key Findings from Texas Mental Health Survey pdf downloadOPEN PDF » More than half of all Texans surveyed have been impacted by mental health issues either at home or at work. The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute issued these and other important findings today. OPEN PDF View Webinar Announcement
01-Feb-2015| TAMIU holds forum on mental health in Laredo More » Caring for the mentally ill is an issue for cities across the country and Laredo is no exception, but that could be changing. Read More
01-Feb-2015| Texas Leaders Launch Effort to Help Veterans More » The Texas Veterans Initiative is an innovative pilot program created to address the mental health needs of Texas veterans. This unique public private partnership will provide an opportunity for the State, private donors and local communities to collaborate and create partnerships that share responsibility and accountability for addressing mental health needs of Texas veterans and their families. Read More
01-Feb-2015| Texas Mental Health Survey pdf downloadOPEN PDF » On January 29th, The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute released key findings from a mental health survey conducted in August 2014 among randomly selected Texas voters. The objectives for this survey were to measure the awareness and knowledge of mental health; to gauge if more or less attention or more or less spending should be directed toward mental health issues; and to measure the correlation of attitudinal statements on the level of attention or resources that should be directed toward mental health issues. Notable findings included:   67% think that more state and local tax dollars should be spent on mental health   9 in 10 Texans think it is harder for people to talk about a mental health condition than a physical health condition   76% have a close friend or family member that have experienced a mental health related issue Open PDF »
02-Dec-2014| Mental Health Initiative for Veterans to Take Next Step More » Mental Health Initiative for Veterans to Take Next Step  
11-Nov-2014| Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, & Speaker Straus Launch ‘Texas Veterans Initiative’ More »
11-Nov-2014| Texas launches new effort to help vets More »
11-Nov-2014| Texas unveils veterans mental health initiative More »
10-Nov-2014| Governor Rick Perry’s Office More »
10-Nov-2014| Speaker Joe Straus’ Office More »
10-Nov-2014| State Officials Unveil Veterans Mental Health Initiative More »
10-Nov-2014| Texas earmarks $1 million towards veterans mental health More »
10-Nov-2014| Texas Leaders Launch New Effort to Help Veterans pdf downloadOPEN PDF »

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10-Nov-2014| Texas Leaders Launch New Effort to Help Veterans More »
10-Nov-2014| Texas unveils Veterans mental health initiative More »
10-Nov-2014| Texas Unveils Veterans Mental Health Initiative More »
10-Nov-2014| TX veterans’ mental health needs pilot program announced More »
13-Oct-2014| Mental Health Thought Leaders Gather for Forum in Round Rock pdf downloadOPEN PDF »

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08-Sep-2014| Mental Health Thought Leaders Gather for Forum in Fort Worth pdf downloadOPEN PDF »

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07-Sep-2014| Mental health forum on tour in Texas makes stop in El Paso More »
07-Sep-2014| The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and Paso del Norte Health Foundation Host Symposium pdf downloadOPEN PDF »

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19-Aug-2014| Brady’s death is tough reminder of our lack of progress on mental health More »
05-Jun-2014| First-ever Mental Health Conference forms links, strategies, in local treatment More »
24-May-2014| The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas Announces Addition to Leadership Team pdf downloadOPEN PDF »

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20-May-2014| “Luce: We in Texas must end the ugly stigma of mental illness” More »
02-May-2014| Transforming mental health care with cold, hard facts More »
23-Apr-2014| Watch our Texas State of Mind conference, held April 16 in Austin More » Click here to watch a taped version of the conference: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCykBN5i7b_IU-yEirunvbXQ  
16-Apr-2014| A Promising Advocate in Mental Health More »
10-Apr-2014| Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Launches With “Texas State of Mind” Leadership Conf pdf downloadOPEN PDF »

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