Join the movement. Add your voice. Talk openly about mental illness.
Welcome to OkaytoSay.org. Sign your name now so that those with mental health issues know they are not alone and show your support for those struggling with these treatable conditions.
Whether you have a personal story to share or haven’t been impacted by mental illness at all, we hope you’ll find this site to be a place for the people of Texas and its neighbors to openly talk about the issues surrounding mental health and its importance in our lives.
Okay to Say is a community-driven movement initiated by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
with support from community partners to increase public awareness that most mental illnesses are
treatable and to offer messages of hope and recovery to Texans and their families.
People in communities across the state are joining the movement to make it okay to talk openly about mental illness—just like any physical disease. By adding your voice and inspiring others to join too, together, we can eliminate the discrimination and stereotypes that stand in the way of people getting care for this treatable disease. And that will help make Texas a healthier place to live for all of us.
How can I help?
By showing your support for the Okay to Say movement, you are letting people know that it’s time for a change in the conversation about mental illness. Whether you have a personal connection or just think it’s too important to ignore, we need your voice in addressing the stigma surrounding these issues.
Texoma Health Foundation
A philanthropic catalyst for change supporting the health and well-being of people living in Grayson, Fannin, Bryan, and Marshall Counties.
The largest provider of mental health services in Dallas County provides behavioral health, primary care, pharmacy, housing, and supportive services for children and adults in need.
Wellness Alliance for Total Children’s Health of Denton County
WATCH is a public/private coalition led by Cook Children’s Healthcare System dedicated to unifying resources focused on increasing awareness and access to mental health services for children.
University of North Texas
Behavioral medicine programs preparing new mental healthcare professionals to serve Texas.
The Wezmore Project, INC.
Focuses on teaching children, teens, families, and educators about emotional wholeness and emotional intelligence to build healthy, happy humans.
Family Support Services
A full-service behavioral health agency providing a community where individuals and families are healthy, stable and violence free.
El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium
The El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium (Consortium) convened to examine the El Paso community behavioral health system in preparation for future service needs and funding trends. Its actions are informed by community leaders and available data including an El Paso County behavioral health system assessment conducted in 2014. Paso del Norte Health Foundation plays a key role as a neutral facilitator for the Consortium. The Consortium is committed to ongoing collaboration where all partners are welcome, empowered, and unified to achieve the ideal behavioral health service and support system.
Samaritan Counseling Center
An interfaith, community based service that seeks to improve the health of mind, body and spirit through counseling, psychotherapy, research and education.
San Antonio Clubhouse
Dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing a community of mutual support in which members live, work and learn.
Dedicated to raising awareness about mental illness, and improving the quality of life and recovery of people with mental illness and their families through peer-led support and education programs.
Want to be a Partner?
We’re looking to offer a variety of help and support throughout Texas. If you are interested in partnering with Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and supporting the Okay to Say™ movement, let us know. If you have questions about what it means to be a partner, check out our Questions page to get more information.