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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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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Why Is My Mental Health Harder to Manage During Times of Anxiety?

This article was originally published in the 2021 Mental Health Month Toolkit in collaboration with Integral Care. Visit integralcare.org/mhm2021 for all the great content included in the toolkit. From Kathryn Gates, LMFT Gates Therapy Our brains are organized by repeated patterns. We learn, at a very early age, that the […]

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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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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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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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A Year of Adversity

A Year of Adversity

By Simon Niblock It’s easy to define 2020 as the Year of Adversity. It will be a year that will undoubtedly leave many with a particularly bitter aftertaste. With 2021 just around the corner, it’s no surprise that we’re all a bit apprehensive about what the next calendar year might […]

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The Power of Curiosity

The Power of Curiosity

By Dr. Mary Yancy In this uniquely challenging year of 2020, we’ve carried the heavy weight of polarized politics and a pandemic. The novel coronavirus has made us vulnerable, with a collective loss of safety and control. Many of us are separated from loved ones, from our usual work and […]

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