Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Mental Health experts around the country are warning about a growing youth mental health crisis. Join NAMI Central Texas and Austin Child Guidance Center as we look at the trends that are concerning mental health professionals and what parents, caregivers, teachers and coaches can do to proactively support the youth […]

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Postpartum Depression: It’s Not Just the Baby Blues

Postpartum Depression: It’s Not Just the Baby Blues

There is a wide range of mental health challenges that can be experienced by parents during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Melissa will dispel the myths surrounding postpartum depression and help paint a more accurate picture of what to watch out for and how parents can be helped to recover […]

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The Grateful Brain

The Grateful Brain

Mental health professionals often promote gratitude as a powerful mental health coping skill, but what does it really do for us? Join NAMI Central Texas and Julie Moss of Promises Behavioral Health as we learn about the science of gratitude, benefits, and techniques to incorporate gratitude into everyday life. Presentation […]

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Mental Health: It’s Time to End the Ambivalence

Mental Health: It’s Time to End the Ambivalence

Why do insurance companies still feel free to deny medically necessary treatments for mental health conditions, even while claiming to cover them? Why do governments still hesitate to enforce laws for mental health parity? And why does our culture both endorse and ignore the realities of mental health? Dr. Morehead […]

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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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Finding Balance: Regulating Emotions with DBT

Finding Balance: Regulating Emotions with DBT

Building mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal conflict-resolution skills can help people cope with sudden, intense surges of emotion and help individuals and families maintain positive relationships and safety. Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective therapeutic model that helps people manage intense emotions and behaviors that interfere […]

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Hack Your Brain to Feel Better: Everyday Regulation for Hard Times

Hack Your Brain to Feel Better: Everyday Regulation for Hard Times

In this session, participants will 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 […]

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