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.
Join Laura Wilson Slocum and Marisa Aguilar from Integral Care’s Crisis Services Team as they share signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis, mental health resources, de-escalation techniques and ways to support yourself and others. This community conversation includes an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.
Just as our frontline caregivers need to have the right kind and quantity of Personal Protective Equipment (or PPE), we all need appropriate and healthy methods to protect our emotional well being while practicing physical distancing. Join NAMI Central Texas and Cedric R Dunmore, MA, LCDC, as we address the addiction concerns that arise during crisis and how to support ourselves or loved ones in this difficult time. Register
Hack Your Brain to Feel Better: Everyday Regulation for Hard Times
Meagan Butler and Terri Wood
Learn about brain-science based “bottom-up” and “top-down” regulation strategies, as well as coping skills that they can use themselves and teach others. Some of the strategies and skills presented come from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, the Neurosequential Model of Education, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention®️. All of these skills and strategies can help people feel better and move from crisis to stabilization. Come ready to participate and have fun!
Connecting Safely: How to Overcome Loneliness While Distancing
AGE of Central Texas
Staying connected was a challenge for older adults, with 43% of persons over the age of 60 reporting they feel socially isolated, even before the coronavirus outbreak. Now physical distancing requirements are heightening that isolation. Join AGE of Central Texas and NAMI Central Texas as we share resources, suggestions, and support to help older adults better cope with the continuing “Stay Home, Stay Safe” requirements.
Tips from a Peer: How To Support Your Mental Health During COVID-19
Deborah Rosales-Elkins, Integral Care
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the mental health and well-being of all of us — with job losses, school closures, health concerns and separation from our loved ones. For someone living with a mental illness, times of crisis can feel even more overwhelming. Join Integral Care Peer Support Specialist Deborah Rosales-Elkins as she shares her approaches to self-care and offers tips for maintaining our mental health during this very difficult time. This community conversation will also provide an opportunity for audience members to share their own self-care insights.
Life Transitions: Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression
Rachel Cypert, LPC
Life transitions; whether micro, macro, or in-between can cause trauma , stress, and grief. Let’s talk more about honoring all the transitions. Whether it’s a pandemic lifestyle change or that you didn’t get that promotion at work. Join NAMI Central Texas and Rachel Cypert, Licensed Professional Counselor, to learn about life transitions and how they can affect our mental health.
Helping Kids (and Yourself!) Cope with Coronavirus
Dr. Roshni Koli, Medical Director for Pediatric Mental Health at Dell Children's Medical Center
With schools closed and many people working remotely, parents and caregivers across the country are anxious about how to protect and nurture kids through the fear, change and uncertainty of the current health crisis while managing their own stress. Join us as Dr. Roshni Koli, Medical Director for Pediatric Mental Health at Dell Children's Medical Center, shares tips on how to help kids (and ourselves) through this challenging time.
We’ve Got This: How to Manage Uncertainty in Challenging Times
Simon Niblock, Therapy for Men
While we all do our part to practice physical distancing due to the coronavirus, we recognize our efforts are causing our community unprecedented isolation and uncertainty. Join NAMI Central Texas and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Simon Niblock to learn how uncertainty affects our health and wellbeing, gain practical tools to developing resilience and tolerance for the unknown and discuss how to support loved ones who are vulnerable.
Mind Matters, presented by Ascension Seton, brings mental health experts and advocates together to share information, tools and experience with the goal of advancing our community’s understanding of mental illness and increasing awareness of the resources available.
Mind Matters events are free and open to the public and are typically held on the fourth Monday of each month. Check back for the most up-to-date schedule of events and topics, as these are subject to change.