Policy Engagement: Leading Systemic Change

Mental Health Guide: Understanding Mental Health Systems and Services in Texas


Mental Health Guide Supplement to the 5th EditionNavigating mental health systems and services in Texas can be daunting, even for advocates and policymakers. The Hogg Foundation prepares a new edition of the Mental Health Guide to coincide with each Texas legislative session.

This comprehensive resource is designed to help policymakers, advocates, consumers and their families navigate mental health systems and services in Texas.

Policy Priorities

Our recommendations provide context for Texas policymakers as they work to strengthen mental health supports.

Texas 88th Legislative Summary

Our summary of key mental health legislation considered during this past session.

Policy Briefs

An archive of our policy briefs, priorities, recommendations and evaluations related to mental health in Texas.

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Individuals with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities


Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Individuals with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities - cover thumbnailIndividuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD) and co-occurring mental health conditions often lack access to quality mental health services and trauma-informed care despite the fact that they experience mental health conditions at three to four times the rate of those without disabilities. The lack of access to appropriate mental health diagnosis, treatment, services, and supports results in lost opportunities for recovery from mental health and/or substance use conditions. 

Policy Fellows Retrospective

Document cover: A Retrospective on a Decade of InvestmentWe take a look back at our decade of investment in the Mental Health Policy Academy and Policy Fellow Initiative.

These resources are available as a full report, executive summary, and a one-pager.

Mental Health Policy Academy and Fellows

This grant program provides Texas nonprofit organizations with funds to hire and train a two-year mental health policy fellow or peer policy fellow. The program builds both individual and organizational capacity for engaging in mental health policy initiatives.

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Changing Mental Health Policy in Texas

When an organization’s capacity for working on mental health policy issues increases, the needs and voices of Texans living with mental illness have a greater impact on policymaking. Unfortunately, many organizations lack the resources or expertise to tackle mental health policy issues head on. The Hogg Foundation Policy Academy and Fellows Program are increasing capacity and expertise to advance mental health policy in Texas.

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Funding Opportunities

We build capacity through planning, implementation and collaboration grants to eligible organizations.

Events and Networks

We create platforms for conversation and learning through coordinated networks and convenings.

News and Resources

We provide information and tools to educate and transform how communities promote mental health.