• NAMI Austin is now NAMI Central Texas to reflect our growing community.

With 1 in 5 Americans living with a mental health condition, almost every workplace is impacted by the challenges that come with addressing this common health issue. NAMI Central Texas offers workplace presentations that break down mental health myths, encourage positive and proactive mental health conversations and provide employees with mental health tips, tools and resources.

Managing Stress: Six Strategies that Can Save Your Life

Presentation for workplaces

The American Institute of Stress estimates that one million U.S. employees miss work each day due to workplace stress. While it may be impossible to avoid stress, this presentation provides a tool for pinpointing particular and common habits that exacerbate stress and developing simple strategies to minimize their impact.

This one-hour presentation gives your employees tips and tools for managing stress and helps them develop an understanding of how to distinguish stress from more serious mental health issues.

Mental Health Myths

Presentation for workplaces

“Recovery from a mental illness is impossible.” “People who have a mental illness tend to be second-rate workers.” “People who have a mental illness are unpredictable, potentially violent and dangerous.” The myths surrounding mental health are abundant and pervasive and often deter people from getting help when they need it.

This one-hour presentation, which combines information with storytelling, breaks down some of the most common mental health myths and encourages participants to join the movement that’s changing the way our community talks about mental health.

“Hearing personal stories, struggles, and lifestyle was most important to me. We had wonderful and amazing guest speakers and appreciate hearing their stories.”

In Our Own Voice

Presentation for all communities

This presentation is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes by describing the reality of living with mental health conditions that are often invisible to others.

You'll hear a first-hand account of what it’s like to live with a mental illness. Presenters humanize this misunderstood topic by demonstrating that it’s possible—and common—to achieve recovery. You'll have a chance to ask questions, which allows for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and helps dispel stereotypes and misconceptions.

What is NAMI?

Presentation for all communities

NAMI Central Texas provides a variety of programs to the community. Want to share what we do with your school, workplace, faith community or other group? Our 30-minute "What is NAMI?" presentation is great for any group to learn about how we are educating the community on important mental health topics and providing support to those who need it.