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In the News

The tragic double homicide of two children raises the need to take a closer look at mental health in our communities. Executive Director Bonnie Cook speaks on the rising concern of serious mental illness and psychosis episodes due to prolonged illness. We all have mental health and we all need to take care of ourselves. CBS 11 (April 7, 2021)

Personal story of a young mother and her need for continuous mental health and healthcare through Texas House Bill 133 by Rep. Toni Rose. Director of Public Policy Meaghan Read speaks on the need to provide prevention and intervention solutions rather than crisis. Spectrum News (April 7, 2021).

PRESS RELEASE: Mental Health America of Greater Dallas Rolls Out Taskforce to Eliminate Racism and Discrimination (March 26, 2021)

Community Outreach Director, Maddie Worley, LMSW sat down with Bianca Castro (NBC 5) to discuss the importance of programs like Mothers and Babies.  (March 18, 2021)

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/help-for-new-and-soon-to-be-moms-goes-virtual/2583375/

Executive Director, Bonnie Cook shares with Bianca Castro (NBC 5) the importance of Meghan Markle speaking about her mental health struggles and lack of access to resources. (March 8, 2021)

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/meghan-markle-shines-light-on-mental-health-awareness/2573815/

Executive Director, Bonnie Cook with CBS 11 praises Meghan Markle for discussing the stigma and shame around reaching out for help but doing it anyway. It is okay to need help. (March 8, 2021)

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/video/5373970-north-texas-mental-health-experts-celebrate-meghan-markles-candor-during-oprah-interview/

Community Outreach Director, Maddie Worley, LMSW sits down with Leadership America podcast to discuss the importance of having conversations about mental health. (Feb 9, 2021)

Episode 11, Leadership America Podcast

Executive Director, Bonnie Cook sat down with Fox News to discuss the impact of The RIGHT Care Team, made up of a paramedic, social worker, and police officer operates in Dallas responding to 9-1-1 calls related to mental health treatment. (July 2020)

https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-program-changing-the-way-mental-health-911-calls-are-handled-this-is-changing-the-way-people-look-at-police-officers

“MHA is the catalyst to identify and respond to mental health care needs in our community,” says Cook. “We give a voice to people who don’t always have a voice.” Executive Director, Bonnie Cook was featured in Dallas Doing Good for jumping into action to support the community when the Covid-19 crisis hit hard. (May 27, 2020)

DALLAS DOING GOOD (May 27, 2020) “Bonnie Cook: Caring for Mental Health in a Digital Space”

Dallas Morning News highlighted the importance of the screening tools available through MHA of Greater Dallas. Executive Director, Bonnie Cook highlights statistics from the screen results.  (April 17, 2020)

DALLAS MORNING NEWS (April 17, 2020) – “Texas Demand for Crisis Resources ‘Skyrocket’ amid Coronavirus Concerns”

“We are trying to control the situation and this is not a situation that we can control. Executive Directo, Bonnie Cook highlights the difference between preparedness and hoarding in response to the surge of purchases during the Covid-19 pandemic. Date: April 10, 2020

DALLAS EXAMINER (April 10, 2020) – “Preparing vs. Hoarding: How to Properly Prepare for a Crisis”

“Isolation can exacerbate mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.” Executive Director, Bonnie Cook discusses the impact that the pandemic has had on mental health. (March 27, 2020)

KERA (March 27, 2020) – “After Social Distancing, This Dallas Architect Is Hoping For A ‘Renaissance of Connection'”

Director of Public Policy, Meaghan Read sits down with CBS DFW to discuss the importance of seeking help  B4Stage4 and the stress we should all place on prevention before a crisis. (Jan. 9, 2020)

CBS DFW (Jan 9, 2020) – “Man With Knife Shot, Killed By Dallas Police At VA Hospital”

Executive Director, Bonnie Cook discusses the importance of reaching out for help and talking openly about your struggles. (Jan. 14, 2019)

KERA (Jan 14, 2019) – “Is “Traditional Masculinity’ Harmful to Mental Health? New Guidelines Spark Debate”

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