2020 Board Candidates

NAMI Central Texas is pleased to welcome our new slate of board members, elected by the membership. A Nominations Committee comprised of Board Members Julie Almendral, Manuel Quinto-Pozos, Leo Paterra as well as Executive Director, Karen Ranus, interviewed several qualified candidates to fill two first-term vacant positions on the Board […]

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Coping with the Holiday Blues

Coping with the Holiday Blues

Often touted as the “most wonderful time of the year,” the winter holidays can also be a time of sadness for individuals and families grieving the loss of a loved one, living with a chronic illness, facing financial burdens, or simply overwhelmed by the many expectations of the season. These […]

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Your Brain on Anxiety

Your Brain on Anxiety

We all experience anxiety, but for many Americans feelings of persistent and excessive fear and distress prevent them from doing everyday activities. Join NAMI Central Texas and Wendi Kozlowski from Insight Behavioral Health Center as we take a closer look at anxiety disorders, common symptoms in adults and children, and […]

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Suicide is Preventable

Suicide is Preventable

This Suicide Prevention Month, learn the risk factors, warning signs, and early prevention actions that can save lives. With the overall suicide rate increasing 31% since 2007, suicide is a major public health issue. Join NAMI Central Texas and Lisa Sullivan of Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative as we learn suicide […]

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Finding Balance: Regulating Emotions with DBT

Finding Balance: Regulating Emotions with DBT

Building mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal conflict-resolution skills can help people cope with sudden, intense surges of emotion and help individuals and families maintain positive relationships and safety. Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective therapeutic model that helps people manage intense emotions and behaviors that interfere […]

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Managing Back-to-School Anxiety

Managing Back-to-School Anxiety

While back-to-school time is usually an exciting and busy time, students, parents, and teachers face new worries as the disruptions and uncertainties caused by COVID-19 continue. Worried parents can inadvertently make children and teens feel more anxious too. Join Meagan Butler and Wanda Montemayor, two former AISD Counselors of the […]

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Where to Start: Social Security 101 for Mental Health

Where to Start: Social Security 101 for Mental Health

Knowing where to start when you think you need Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance can be difficult. Join NAMI Central Texas and Reneé Treviño of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid for an introduction to the benefits and limitations of SSI and SSDI when mental health challenges are the cause […]

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Can’t Live Without Them: Maintaining Good Relationships During

Can’t Live Without Them: Maintaining Good Relationships During

Whether it’s navigating a loved one’s mental health challenges or dealing with the impact of a global pandemic, strong relationships require good communication and conflict management skills. Join NAMI Central Texas and Kathryn Gates, of Gates Therapy, as we learn about communicating with our loved ones and addressing conflict before […]

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Let’s Get Moving!

Sunday Funday We created a fun and uplifting playlist on Spotify to energize you. Have some fun and get ready to dance as we wrap up Mental Health Month 2020! BONUS!  Research shows music is good for your brain. Check out this article from Very Well Mind for the science.

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