Like nearly everyone in the community, we at NAMI Central Texas are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely. Based on the current public health recommendations, we plan to minimize the risk for volunteers and participants while continuing to provide mental health education, support, and resources as best we can. Please check this page often for additional resources and programming updates.

NAMI Programs

Updated September 1, 2020

Classes

  • Families Together, a 3-week online class covering mental health topics for anyone with a loved one living with a mental health condition is now available.
  • Stories and Strategies, a 4 session online workshop is now available for anyone who lives with a mental health condition.
  • NAMI Basics On Demand is currently offered online. Parents and caregivers can register here for this self-paced class.
  • All in-person classes are postponed until further notice.

Support Groups

  • Our support groups are now available online. Registration is required and room is limited.

    • NAMI Connection: For adults living with mental health conditions
    • Family Support Group: For family members, partners and parents of someone living with a mental health condition
  • Other online alternatives are included in our resource list below.
  • All in-person support groups are suspended until further notice.

Mind Matters

  • Mind Matters, our free mental health education series, will be offered through an online webinars. You can find the webinar topics, dates and registration here. All webinars will be recorded and are available for viewing on our YouTube channel.
  • Visit us on social media for additional mental health resources, tips, and inspiration: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
  • All in-person events are suspended until further notice.

Office

  • All staff are working from home to ensure safety. We are available by email and our regular office phone lines.
  • Our physical office will be closed until further notice.

Resources

Coronavirus Information

Austin Public Health Response austintexas.gov
Information on the Austin Public Health Response to Covid-19 and Q&A for individuals and families, health providers

Informacion y Recursos austintexas.gov

Este documento es una colección de información y recursos sobre COVID-19 en Austin, TX y se actualiza periódicamente

Center for Disease Control cdc.gov
CDC information including travel advisories, recommendations, and latest impact numbers

Prevention cdc.gov
Simple CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of coronavirus

NAMI Updates on Coronavirus nami.org

Updates and resource guide (información y recursos) from NAMI

Bluebonnet Trails COVID-19 Resources bbtrails.org

Updates and resources from Bluebonnet Trails

Treatment Advocacy Center treatmentadvocacycenter.org

Exhaustive list of reliable resources for the community and providers

COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

833-986-1919

COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texan, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free

In an emergency, call 911 immediately.

NAMI Central Texas namicentraltx.org/crisis

Additional resources can be found on our crisis page including 911 checklists and crisis planning guides

COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

833-986-1919

COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texan, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free

NAMI Central Texas Support Groups

  • NAMI Connection: For adults living with mental health conditions
  • Family Support Group: For family members, partners and parents of someone living with a mental health condition

Samaritan Center Processing Groups 

Call 512-451-7337, option 8 or email [email protected]

Click on the groups above to view more information.

NAMI Texas supportgroupscentral.com

NAMI Family Support Group and NAMI Connection Support Group offered by NAMI Texas

Rock Springs rockspringshealth.com

Free Virtual Support Groups for Coping with the COVID Crisis, for Substance Use, and for healthcare providers

Eating Recovery Center/Insight Behavioral Health

Eating Recovery Center/Insight Behavioral Health has expanded virtual support groups to be open to community members and ERC alumni

Support Groups Central supportgroupscentral.com

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

SupportGroups.com supportgroups.com

A social support network with more than 220 condition-specific groups

Recovery International recoveryinternational.org

Confidential, moderated peer-support meetings

Mental Health America mhanational.org

Specialized support group resources and tips for finding the right group for you

Therapy Austin therapyaustin.com

Online support groups led by licensed professional counselors; groups for healthcare workers and first responders are free

Communities For Recovery communitiesforrecovery.org

35 weekly support meetings, resource navigation, peer recovery coaching, wellness resources, and more

Texas Psychological Association www.texaspsyc.org

Up to two hours of free mental health services for qualifying Texans. Email [email protected] for more information

For Like Minds forlikeminds.com

Connect with others who are living with or supporting someone who lives with mental illness, substance use, or a stressful life event

 

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus childmind.org

Tips from the Child Mind Institute on talking to kids about coronavirus in a reassuring way

Making the Most of COVID-19 School Closures nesca-newton.com

Tips on creating normalcy and routine for students at home due to school closures

STARRY Counseling www.starry.org

Now offering no-cost counseling and family support services via phone or online platforms

Wonders & Worries wondersandworries.org

Free resources for parents and children available for download

AISD Telehealth Options austinisd.org

Information on accessing telehealth, including mental health, services for students

VELA velafamilies.org

Resource list for families, available in English and Spanish

Managing Anxiety & Stress cdc.gov

How to Survive Coronavirus Anxiety: 8 Tips from Mental Health Experts today.com

How to Deal With Coronavirus If You Have OCD or Anxiety vice.com

Coronavirus Is Wreaking Havoc On Our Mental Health rollingstone.com

Stay Calm, Stay Kind, Stay Active loveislouder.org

NAMI Central Texas has compiled these resources to serve only as general information. We do not guarantee that any service on this page is current or up-to-date. This list does not indicate an endorsement of any kind, and it does not represent all available community resources. Moreover, inclusion on this list does not indicate any type of relationship of any kind between NAMI Central Texas and the service provider. Please contact the service provider directly to learn more about available services.