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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Pace Yourself: Tips for Finishing the Race to Normalcy

Pace Yourself: Tips for Finishing the Race to Normalcy

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 […]

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Coping with the Holiday Blues

Coping with the Holiday Blues

Often touted as the “most wonderful time of the year,” the winter holidays can also be a time of sadness for individuals and families grieving the loss of a loved one, living with a chronic illness, facing financial burdens, or simply overwhelmed by the many expectations of the season. These […]

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Your Brain on Anxiety

Your Brain on Anxiety

We all experience anxiety, but for many Americans feelings of persistent and excessive fear and distress prevent them from doing everyday activities. Join NAMI Central Texas and Wendi Kozlowski from Insight Behavioral Health Center as we take a closer look at anxiety disorders, common symptoms in adults and children, and […]

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Managing Back-to-School Anxiety

Managing Back-to-School Anxiety

While back-to-school time is usually an exciting and busy time, students, parents, and teachers face new worries as the disruptions and uncertainties caused by COVID-19 continue. Worried parents can inadvertently make children and teens feel more anxious too. Join Meagan Butler and Wanda Montemayor, two former AISD Counselors of the […]

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Can’t Live Without Them: Maintaining Good Relationships During

Can’t Live Without Them: Maintaining Good Relationships During

Whether it’s navigating a loved one’s mental health challenges or dealing with the impact of a global pandemic, strong relationships require good communication and conflict management skills. Join NAMI Central Texas and Kathryn Gates, of Gates Therapy, as we learn about communicating with our loved ones and addressing conflict before […]

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Baking As Healing

Baking As Healing

Sascha Biesi of Skull and Cakebones knows the power of baking to calm the mind and bring order to life in spite of the challenges of living with a mental illness. Join us as Sascha shares how baking saved her life and demonstrates great recipes anyone can successfully make in […]

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Tips from a Peer: How To Support Your Mental Health During COVID-19

Tips from a Peer: How To Support Your Mental Health During COVID-19

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 […]

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Life Transitions: Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression

Life Transitions: Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression

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 […]

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Helping Kids (and Yourself!) Cope with Coronavirus

Helping Kids (and Yourself!) Cope with Coronavirus

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 […]

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