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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Baking As Healing

Baking As Healing

Sascha Biesi of Skull and Cakebones knows the power of baking to calm the mind and bring order to life in spite of the challenges of living with a mental illness. Join us as Sascha shares how baking saved her life and demonstrates great recipes anyone can successfully make in […]

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Hack Your Brain to Feel Better: Everyday Regulation for Hard Times

Hack Your Brain to Feel Better: Everyday Regulation for Hard Times

In this session, participants will learn about brain-science based “bottom-up” and “top-down” regulation strategies, as well as coping skills that they can use themselves and teach others. Some of the strategies and skills presented come from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, the Neurosequential Model of Education, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention. All of […]

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