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Changing the Conversation and Perceptions Around Mental Illness.

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How can you help?

You can increase public awareness about mental health issues in Texas, dispel biases and stereotypes, and break down cultural barriers surrounding mental illness in Texas and beyond.

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Stand Up - Sign Up

Go to the website, okaytosay.org and add your name to show your support for those with mental illness and the campaign – go further and share a story or upload a photo/video.

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Speak Out – Be Part of the Conversation

Talk openly about mental health issues and the Okay to Say movement on social media. Like and follow Okay to Say social platforms – use #okaytosay and keep the conversation going on your social pages.

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Make it Okay to Say – Take it to Your Community

Whether it’s bringing a few friends to an event in your area or planning your own, your participation helps show this movement is valuable. If you are an organization and want to be come an Okay to Say partner, let us know. We’re always looking for new additions to the family!

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Midland B.H.I. In the news.

Mental Health Component Added to Casa de Amigos’ Summer Camp

Published: 10:38 AM CDT July 17, 2019

Doctors and medical students with TTUPB worked with the children on identifying and regulating their emotions.

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Healthy Minds Spanish Website, Videos Launch

Published: June 10, 2019

Healthy Minds is launching a new website, along with new mental health awareness videos in Spanish

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PermiaCare Dedicates Building to Bill Morrow

Published: 8:37 PM CDT March 29, 2019

In honor of Mr. William “Bill” Morrow, PermiaCare hosted a building dedication ceremony today.

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Midland Behavioral Leadership Team Launches 'Okay to Say' Campaign

Published: 8:35 AM CDT September 26, 2018

Okay to Say was launched by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and partners to increase awareness that most mental illnesses are treatable and to offer messages of hope and recovery to Texans and their families. The goal of Okay to Say is to change the conversation and perceptions around mental illness.

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It’s ‘Okay to Say’ Help is Needed for Mental-Health Issue

Published 5:00 pm CDT Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Whether we take the time to acknowledge it or not, mental health is an essential component to everyone’s overall health and well-being. For those who suffer with a mental illness or have a loved one who suffers with mental illness, it is important to know these illnesses are largely treatable. That is the main message for May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Midland Could be Hub for Child Psychiatry

Published 10:19 AM CDT Monday, May 21, 2018

According to a contract received by the Reporter-Telegram, the MDC and TTUHSC are looking to create an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatric fellowship program to serve the mental health needs of children and families in West Texas and to train future psychiatrists in hopes that they settle in the region.

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