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Webinar — Mental Health in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Webinar — Mental Health in the Aftermath of COVID-19

For over a decade, every leading indicator related to mental health and addiction has been worsening. COVID-19 has exacerbated this preexisting epidemic, significantly increasing conditions such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey, 40% of adults and 56% of children reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder. Moreover, the effects of COVID-19 have widened the underlying inequities in mental health care and access for historically marginalized communities. During this webinar, a panel of experts explored how the 87th Texas State Legislature has responded to these challenges and how its behavioral health-related decisions and appropriations will impact the delivery of mental health services across the state and in Greater Houston.

This event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Health & Biosciences and The Hackett Center for Mental Health, a regional center of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute.

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10:00 a.m. — Welcome
10:15 a.m. — Legislative Overview
10:30 a.m. — Panel Discussion


Welcome Speaker

William Martin, Ph.D.
Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy; Director, Drug Policy Program, Baker Institute

Legislative Overview

Nelson Jarrin, J.D.
Vice President of Government Affairs, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute


Kelly Hackett, J.D.
Vice President, Hackett Family Foundation

Andy Keller, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Linda Perryman Evans Presidential Chair, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Quianta Moore, M.D., J.D.
Huffington Fellow in Child Health Policy, Baker Institute


Gary Blau, Ph.D.
Executive Director, The Hackett Center for Mental Health


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Thu, June 3, 2021
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar