NAMI Central Texas is committed to strengthening awareness around mental health within the six counties we serve. We offer community presentations sharing our lived experiences, promoting early identification and intervention, and providing resources for those in need. Our presentations are designed to educate the community at large about mental health and promote well-being for all.

“Hearing personal stories, struggles, and lifestyle was most important to me. We had wonderful and amazing guest speakers and appreciate hearing their stories.”

In Our Own Voice

Presentation for all communities

This presentation is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes by describing the reality of living with mental health conditions that are often invisible to others.

You'll hear a first-hand account of what it’s like to live with a mental illness. Presenters humanize this misunderstood topic by demonstrating that it’s possible—and common—to achieve recovery. You'll have a chance to ask questions, which allows for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and helps dispel stereotypes and misconceptions.


*NEW* Mental Health 101

Presentation for all communities

Mental Health 101 is a 60-minute presentation for community members interested in learning about mental health conditions. This presentation is a supportive and informative overview of topics such as the definition, treatment, and services for individuals and loved ones with a mental health conditions.

Sharing Hope: Mental Wellness in the Black Community

Presentation for Black/African American communities

Sharing Hope is a three-part video series that explores the journey of mental wellness in Black communities through dialogue, storytelling, and a guided discussion on the topics below. Sharing Hope is meant to be an intimate conversation in a small group (15 people).  You are welcome to schedule one or all three parts of the series.

  • Community/Faith Leaders - For adults and community leaders engaging in conversations about mental health and wellness, the process can be liberating when done with patience and thoughtfulness. This session is intended to help participants engage in healthy dialogue and connect to additional support systems.
  • Youth - Talking about mental health and wellness can be difficult for some young people. However, this workshop can provide a helpful start. This session is intended to help participants engage in healthy dialogue, learn more about their own mental health, and connect to additional support systems.
  • Black Families - For families engaging in conversations about mental health and wellness, leading with empathy and compassion is critical. This session is intended to help families engage in healthy dialogue while learning how to care for their personal mental health and that of their families.

What is NAMI?

Presentation for all communities

NAMI Central Texas provides a variety of programs to the community. Want to share what we do with your school, workplace, faith community or other group? Our 30-minute "What is NAMI?" presentation is great for any group to learn about how we are educating the community on important mental health topics and providing support to those who need it.