M2G Mental Health Initiative

A social impact project turned nonprofit dedicated to changing the way we diagnose and treat mental illness.

The Tower of Power of Support by Barry King, 2021

Our Story

Following the loss of a loved one to bipolar disorder in 2017, M2G’s co-founders, Susan Gruppi Miller and Jessica Miller Essl, channeled their heartbreak into action by launching M2G’s MHI. M2G Ventures may be in commercial real estate, but at the heart of our company is innovation. We have a vision for a world that offers better outcomes, earlier intervention, and an established path to healing and wholeness for current and future generations. As a recognized 501(c)(3), we have set out to raise awareness and drive advocacy to change the way mental illness is diagnosed and treated, now and in the future.


Fundraising Goal


Raised to Date


Raised at the 2022 Art of the Mind Fundraising Event

Fundraising Partnership

We have partnered with and pledged to raise $1 million for the UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (CDRC) to bring its services, studies, and resources to children and young adults across our region. Led by Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, the CDRC is a nationally recognized center for excellence in the research and treatment of mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. Through innovative programs and studies, Dr. Trivedi and his team are developing practical tests that will transform clinical care for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mood disorders, which will have long-lasting and transformative benefits in our region.

2022 Annual Report


Since the launch of our partnership, we have established a clinical site for the CDRC in Tarrant County at Moncrief Cancer Institute, allowing Dr. Trivedi to expand participation in T-RAD (Texas Resilience Against Depression), the largest longitudinal study of its kind to date; led research into new treatments, including brain and blood tests for depression and suicide; and built networks and established research-driven programs that extend our reach to adolescents, addressing youth depression and suicide with mental health promotion and resilience training that encourages a conversation long overdue.

Contributions Breakdown








December 7, 2022

Fort Worth’s M2G Ventures Raises Over $700,000 for Depression Research

Dallas Innovates

December 7, 2022

The Last Word: M2G Co-Founder Jessica Miller Essl on the Firm’s Mental Health Initiative and Partnership with UTSW

Dallas Innovates

July 22, 2022

Winners Revealed: D CEO’s Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards


May 31, 2022

Finalists Announced: D CEO’s Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2022


December 9, 2021

‘It Was Our Destiny:’ Miller Twin Sisters Redesigning Fort Worth Through M2G Ventures

Fort Worth Report

August 23, 2020

Demanding Better

Tanglewood Moms

July 2, 2019

M2G Ventures to Advance UT Southwestern Youth-Focused Mental Health Care and Research in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Business Press