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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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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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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Coping with the Holiday Blues

Coping with the Holiday Blues

Often touted as the “most wonderful time of the year,” the winter holidays can also be a time of sadness for individuals and families grieving the loss of a loved one, living with a chronic illness, facing financial burdens, or simply overwhelmed by the many expectations of the season. These […]

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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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