• NAMI Austin is now NAMI Central Texas to reflect our growing community.

NAMI Central Texas strives to be a catalyst for positive change in how our community, government, law enforcement, schools and healthcare systems respond to an individual with a mental illness and his or her family. We collaborate with our national and state organizations to maximize our capacity for creating change both locally and nationally.

Our staff and members represent NAMI Central Texas on numerous coalitions that advocate for mental health in our community, including:

  • Austin State Hospital Brain Health System Redesign Steering Committee
  • Center for Youth Mental Health
  • ECHO - Ending Community Homelessness Coalition
  • Kids Living Well-a coalition of of organizations focused on children's mental health
  • Mayor's Health and Fitness Council
  • Psychiatric Stakeholders Group
  • Travis County Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
NAMI Advocates rally at Texas State Hospital
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Texas

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86th Texas Legislature

NAMI Central Texas is supporting the Public Policy Platform developed by NAMI Texas, which advocates for the growth and improvement of mental health care in Texas by strengthening the continuum of care. This includes:

  • Improving system capacity for youth and adults
  • Investing in prevention and education on mental health issues
  • Ensuring insurance coverage for necessary mental health care
  • Integrating mental health services into a variety of settings
  • Promoting innovative strategies to treating mental health disorders

Read the detailed 2019-2020 Platform here.

NAMI Advocates rally at Texas State Hospital

National

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