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With 1 in 5 Americans living with a mental health condition, almost every workplace is impacted by the challenges that come with addressing this common health issue. NAMI Central Texas offers workplace presentations that break down mental health myths, encourage positive and proactive mental health conversations and provide employees with mental health tips, tools and resources.

“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.

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.

Speak Up: Dispelling the Mental Health Myths that Keep Us Quiet

Presentation for all communities

Mental health myths are abundant and pervasive. Dispelling myths in the workplace creates a culture in which stigma is diminished, and employees feel more confident in seeking help when they need it.

Combining information with storytelling, we break down some of the most common mental health myths and provide ideas and resources for changing the way your employees talk about and address mental health.

If you are looking for training for employees or staff, please refer to our For Workplaces offerings. These are offered at a fee to support our free programming for the community.