Volunteer Appreciation Spotlights

April is #VolunteerAppreciationMonth, and we wouldn’t be able to educate the community about mental health without help. All this month, we’ve been spotlighting our volunteers. Scroll to read about their inspiring work in our community! Our first volunteer spotlight shines on Louise, co-leader of our Family Together program. 🔦Louise volunteers […]

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Indirect Stress: Recognizing and Addressing Secondary Trauma

Indirect Stress: Recognizing and Addressing Secondary Trauma

Crisis, trauma, and loss can negatively affect anyone who is exposed to it, even those who aren’t directly impacted. This kind of secondary or vicarious trauma is real and often difficult to recognize. Whether it is experienced by caretakers, first responders, or survivors of tragedy, these kinds of trauma shouldn’t […]

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Learning how to rest and invest in self-care

Learning how to rest and invest in self-care

We are programmed from a young age to equate productivity with value. While not a uniquely American value,  our culture, especially as it relates to educational achievement and careers, celebrates those who invest long hours with no slowdown to achieving their goals. Elementary school attendance prizes come to mind as […]

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We’ve Still Got This

A few weeks into nationwide closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, we invited Simon Niblock, LMFT, to host a session called “We’ve Got This: How to Manage Uncertainty in Challenging Times.” We couldn’t know how much we would need these strategies over the course of the next year. This session […]

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Leading with Hope and Courage

by Karen Ranus, Executive Director, NAMI Central Texas While we realize the dreams of women pioneers daily, we pay special attention to the struggles, victories and legacies of the women who have come before us during Women’s History Month in March. NAMI’s history cannot be told without acknowledging the courage […]

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10 Questions for Self-Care

Think of yourself as a battery – you need time to recharge. Be gentle with yourself; remember you deserve help and support. 1. Have you bathed today? If it’s been over 24 hours, try a quick shower or bath. 2. Have you eaten anything healthy in the past few hours? […]

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ATX Together: Mental Health During a Year of Crisis

Crisis after crisis in 2020 and 2021 has eaten away at our community’s resilience. Deputy Director Dr. Quevarra Moten joined Judy Maggio (Austin PBS) and panelists Wendy Salazar (Integral Care) and Dr. Art Markman (Two Guys on Your Head) to talk about the effects of the last year on our […]

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