Minority Mental Health Month Resources

In 2008, the US House of Representatives announced July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. It is no coincidence that this awareness month is distinct from Mental Health Month in May. While mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, or identity, a […]

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Mental Health Fallout from COVID-19 in Teens and Children

A recent report from the CDC shows that emergency room visits for mental-health related issues rose 31% among teens and 24% among elementary-aged children just during the 7 month period after COVID-19 shutdowns began in 2020. The startling statistics have been getting widespread coverage, highlighting the continued need to focus […]

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NAMI Central Texas announces interim ED

Dear Friends, I write to you today full of excitement, anticipation, and hope for the future of NAMI Central Texas and the mental health of our community. Leading NAMI Central Texas as executive director for the last seven years has been my great privilege. We have grown and expanded to […]

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NAMI Central Texas Announces New Hires

We are so proud and excited to announce three new members to our staff. “We are thrilled to welcome Lorie, Rebecca and Ricky to the NAMI Central Texas family,” said Executive Director Karen Ranus. “They are a welcome addition and each come with unique skills and perspectives on mental health […]

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FOX 7 Discussion: Mental Health Awareness Month

FOX 7 Discussion: Mental Health Awareness Month

AUSTIN (KXAN) — May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a perfect time to talk about just how important mental health is to our overall health. One in five Americans has a mental illness, such as depression or anxiety. It’s common that most people live with one or know someone who does. Karen […]

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Navigating Mental Illness in College

Navigating Mental Illness in College

Transitioning from high school to college can be challenging for any student. But for those navigating college AND a mental health condition, that transition can lead to isolation, poor grades, or even a mental health crisis. Join this panel discussion with Mackenzie Ulam and Jaqueline Lugo (NAMI on Campus at […]

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