Together, we will change the way we treat mental illness.

Awareness & Advocacy

What We’re Doing

Advocacy – 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.

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; lead 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.

From where we stand today, we are over 70% of the way to reaching our $1M goal. The finish line may be in sight, but we remain steadfast in our pursuits. Until the stigma around mental illness disappears, and until depression and suicide no longer plague our friends and neighbors, we will continue to advocate. It is our hope that you will do the same. Please support in whatever way you can.

Awareness – Short Film

In partnership with Red Productions and renowned photographer Rambo, we produced a short film entitled The Bridge, which is an innovative fusion of art-house film and PSA. The purpose of The Bridge is to convey what it truly feels like to experience mental illness, allowing what millions of people struggle with to be seen clearly. Through a social media rollout, regional screenings, and participation in select film festivals such as Lone Star Film Festival, we utilized film and art to spotlight a very complex issue intended to resonate with audience members long after they leave the theater. The film is a reminder that in the midst of despair, there is opportunity to build resilience, bravery, and even community.

2022 Annual Report

We invite you to learn more about the milestones made in our third year of fundraising through M2G’s MHI Annual Report.


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