Mental Health: It’s Time to End the Ambivalence

Mental Health: It’s Time to End the Ambivalence

Why do insurance companies still feel free to deny medically necessary treatments for mental health conditions, even while claiming to cover them? Why do governments still hesitate to enforce laws for mental health parity? And why does our culture both endorse and ignore the realities of mental health? Dr. Morehead […]

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Is it autism? Mental illness? Both? How to navigate double diagnosis

Is it autism? Mental illness? Both? How to navigate double diagnosis

AUSTIN (Austin American-Statesman) — Is this autism? Is this anxiety? ADHD? Depression? A behavioral disorder? For parents of kids with autism, often the answer in day-to-day life is a combination of those things. Recent studies show a strong link between autism and a mental health condition. Last year, the University of British […]

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Miraval Resorts Rejuvenation Stay Giveaway

In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day, Miraval Austin, in partnership with NAMI Central Texas, is giving away a 4-day, 3-night transformative stay at the Miraval Austin Resort & Spa. Follow or visit NAMI Central Texas to get all the latest on our free programming, […]

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10 Questions for Self-Care

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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Proactive Steps to Preventing Suicide

Proactive Steps to Preventing Suicide

With suicide rates on the rise for almost all demographics, there are no communities that are not touched by the tragedy of suicide. But we know that suicide is often preventable. Join NAMI Central Texas staff as we take a look at the basic, practical steps we can take in […]

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A Neurological Approach to Treating Addiction and Trauma

A Neurological Approach to Treating Addiction and Trauma

Join NAMI Central Texas as we dive into the science and neurobiology of Substance Use Disorders and Toxic Stress, to better understand common behaviors associated with those experiencing addiction and alcoholism, particularly in early recovery. Rachel Garner from The Right Step Hill Country & Promises Austin will present a neurosequential […]

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Minority Mental Health Month Resources

In 2008, the US House of Representatives announced July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. It is no coincidence that this awareness month is distinct from Mental Health Month in May. While mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, or identity, a […]

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