Healthier Texas Summit Panel: Strategies to Address Mental Health Needs for Children in Texas

In the past year, many agencies and institutions have developed new strategies and services to address urgent mental health challenges that impact children and their families in Texas.

In this session from the Healthier Texas Summit Series, members of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium outline some of the ways that clinicians, coordinators, schools, and families can tap into available services.


Sonja Gaines, MBA
Deputy Executive Commissioner for Intellectual and Developmental and Behavioral Health Services Health and Human Services Commission

Dr. Sarah Wakefield
Associate Professor and Chair of Psychiatry
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Member of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium

Dr. Andy Keller   
President and Chief Executive Officer
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Stephany Bryan
Senior Program Officer and Consumer & Family Liaison
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, UT Austin


Luanne Southern, MSW
Executive Director of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium, University of Texas System