Managing Stress: Strategies and Practices for Navigating COVID-19

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 is creating a wave of stress and anxiety in our homes and community. Chronic stress has been shown to compromise our immune system, so it's important to recognize how we manifest stress and adopt strategies and practices that can help us navigate stress in the healthiest way possible. Join NAMI Central Texas Executive Director, Karen Ranus, as she offers some practical ideas you can share with your friends, family and colleagues as we strive to get through this challenging time together.

Mind Matters at Home, presented by Ascension Seton, brings mental health experts and advocates straight into your home to share valuable information and tools for deepening our community’s understanding and managing of mental health during the challenging situation caused by the coronavirus.

Speakers

Karen Ranus

Executive Director, NAMI Central Texas

Karen Ranus has served as the Executive Director of NAMI Central Texas (previously NAMI Austin) since 2014. She sits on the Travis County Behavioral Health & Judicial Advisory Committee, the Travis County Psychiatric Stakeholder’s Group and the Steering Committee for the Austin State Hospital System Redesign. Karen has developed and implemented mental health programs to address the needs of faith communities, law enforcement, workplaces and parents of teens. She believes in the power of storytelling to engage people in important conversations on mental health, and often shares her own family's story to help others overcome the shame and stigma still prevalent in the community and to help create systemic change.

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