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REAL TALK: Men’s Mental Health Panel
Thursday, June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services supports people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and advance in meaningful employment by providing of range of services based on an individual’s employment goals. Counselors work closely with job seekers to determine an employment goal and then identify and arrange for the high-quality services that lead to successful employment. Join NAMI Central Texas to learn more about Vocational Rehabilitation, how to apply for services, and what to expect.
Sign language interpretation and live captioning will be available.
Simon Niblock, MA, LMFT | Moderator
Simon Niblock Therapy for Men
Simon Niblock, MA, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in men’s mental health and wellness in Austin, Texas. Simon has worked with men, couples and families, over the past ten years in a wide range of agency and private practice settings in Austin, TX, and Sydney, Australia. He offers a range of individual, group, and online services and is the author of the Anxiety Workbook for Men, Evidence-based Exercises to Manage Anxiety, Depression, and Worry. For more information, visit www.simonniblock.com
A millennial Entrepreneur, Entertainer and Philanthropist William “Will” Matthews has adopted the motto of “living life at the cross-section of profit and purpose”. With roots in Austin Texas, this former pro-athlete (Detroit Lion) and Texas Longhorn focuses on commercial real estate, giving back, writing music, and being a family man. As a values-based business leader Will believes his life goal is to leave the world a little better than he found it.
A long-time NAMI volunteer and advocate for mental health, Ricky Allen passionately shares about his own experience living with a mental health condition and his journey to recovery.
Manuel Zamarripa, LPC-S
Dr. Manuel X. Zamarripa, LPC-S is the director and co-founder of the Institute of Chicana/o Psychology based in Austin, TX where he conducts community workshops as well as professional development training for educators and mental health professionals on issues related to Chicanx/Latinx cultural revitalization, wellness, cultural identity, and mental health from a Chicanx affirmative lens. He is also Associate Dean of Counseling at Austin Community College District where he coordinates the delivery of mental health services to the student population. Dr. Zamarripa has facilitated over 100 national and state professional presentations/trainings and his publications focus on counseling, assessment, and teaching of Chicanx and Latinx populations. Dr. Zamarripa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and approved supervisor and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Counseling Psychology, his M.S. from Our Lady of the Lake in Counseling Psychology, and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Psychology.