As the one-year anniversary of nation-wide community closures looms, what seemed initially like a sprint has become a marathon of disruption, isolation, and uncertainty. Join Karen Ranus (NAMI Central Texas) and Rachel Cypert (Say More Counseling) as they discuss simple tools and resources for maintaining mental health as we "finish the race."
Rachel Cypert, MS, LPC
Say More Austin
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.