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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I’m Grateful for _________.

I’m Grateful for _________.

TGIF Gratitude Here’s a fun “MadLibs”game you can do in order to incorporate more gratitude into your life. It takes less than a minute, but is incredibly rewarding. Building a daily practice of gratitude has the power to change your brain chemistry. It can reduce stress, increase optimism and lead to both […]

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Overcoming Therapy Nerves

Overcoming Therapy Nerves

Therapy Thursday Therapists are a wealth of knowledge and tips on how to manage mental health challenges. We asked a few great practitioners in our community about mental health challenges, strategies and resources. Read what they had to say… I’m nervous about starting therapy and so I keep putting it […]

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