• NAMI Austin is now NAMI Central Texas to reflect our growing community.

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 March 24, 2020


  • Our program staff is currently exploring the feasibility of offering our 8-week long classes online for family members and individuals.
  • In the interim, we will be providing online programming featuring topics from our classes soon. Check this page regularly for updates.
  • 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 program staff is finalizing plans to make peer and family support groups available by the end of March.
  • Other online alternatives are included in our resource list below.
  • All in-person support groups are suspended until further notice.

Other Events

  • Mind Matters, our free mental health education series, will be offered through an online webinar beginning March 26.
  • In-person events through April 30 are canceled or will be offered online. We will be assessing all events scheduled after April 30 on a case-by-case basis.
  • Visit us on social media for additional mental health resources, tips, and inspiration: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.


  • 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.



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

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 from NAMI

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

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

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

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

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

AISD Telehealth Options austinisd.org

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

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

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.