Navigating Mental Illness in College

Navigating Mental Illness in College

Transitioning from high school to college can be challenging for any student. But for those navigating college AND a mental health condition, that transition can lead to isolation, poor grades, or even a mental health crisis. Join this panel discussion with Mackenzie Ulam and Jaqueline Lugo (NAMI on Campus at […]

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Pace Yourself: Tips for Finishing the Race to Normalcy

Pace Yourself: Tips for Finishing the Race to Normalcy

As the one-year anniversary of nation-wide community closures looms, what seemed initially like a sprint has become a marathon of disruption, isolation, and uncertainty. Join Karen Ranus (NAMI Central Texas) and Rachel Cypert (Say More Counseling) as they discuss simple tools and resources for maintaining mental health as we “finish […]

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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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Mental Health: Hope and Recovery

Valerie Milburn and Helen Sneed came to NAMI for the same reason—a way to voice their difficult stories. Both Valerie and Helen live with — and nearly lost everything to — serious mental health challenges. By the time each found NAMI, they were well along their recovery journey and were […]

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How to Start a Conversation about Mental Health

Talking to a friend or family member about mental health doesn’t have to be awkward or intrusive — you’re showing people that you care about their wellbeing. That gesture can be life-changing! Follow these steps to start the conversation. 1. Remember these mental health facts 1 in 5 Americans are impacted by […]

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NAMI on Campus Saved My Life

by Mackenzie Ulam, volunteer and president of NAMI On Campus NAMI On Campus saved me my freshman year. Upon arriving at the University of Texas at Austin, I began having panic attacks for the first time and was soon diagnosed with 3 different anxiety disorders. I had known there was […]

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