Inaugural reception for the Texas State of Mind Society at Deedie Rose’s educational annex, The PumpHouse.
Featured speakers Andy Keller, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Meadows Institute, and Madhukar Trivedi, MD, Founding Director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute presented on early identification and effective treatment as essential tools for battling depression and saving lives. They discussed findings from Dr. Trivedi’s groundbreaking work, implications for the development of new treatments, and how the Meadows Institute is putting that research into practice through initiatives like the Lone Star Depression Challenge. Special mention was made about The Lancet Commissions’ February 16th announcement of urgent, united action on depression, which recommends a staged approach to the prevention and care of depression using a collaborative care model, which further emphasizes the need to fully implement the cutting-edge approach presented by Dr. Keller and Dr. Trivedi. You can read the Commission’s recommendations here.
The Texas State of Mind Society currently consists of 56 individuals, primarily Dallas residents, who joined as Charter Members with an annual contribution of $2,500. The Society fosters a community of informed civic leaders, dedicated to improving mental health care through their support of the Meadows Institute, a nonpartisan and data-driven organization creating lasting positive change in mental health systems across Texas and beyond. The generous contributions of these members ensure the continuation of the Meadows Institute’s important work that impacts millions of Texans’ lives each year. Since November 2021, the Society’s charter members have donated nearly $170,000 towards the Meadows Institute’s mission.