We’re Ready to “Go Green!”

NAMI Austin is joining affiliates across the United States in shining the light on mental health with an array of activities and events, many with a focus on storytelling through written and spoken word.  Mark your calendars for these events and keep an eye Facebook, Twitter and our website as we finalize our plans. Click here to download, print and share this information! You can also click here for some great ideas for going green in May.Go green because #MentalHealthMatters!

Tuesday, May 26
Community Meeting with Mental Health Channelmhcfeaturing

 Annual NAMI Austin Awards & MHC Documentary Screening  followed by Panel Discussion

7:00-9:00 p.m. FREE
Marchesa Hall and Theatre, 6406 N I H 35 # 3100

We’re taking our monthly Community Meeting on the road in May to highlight the work of the Mental Health Channel, new commercial-free online network of original short documentaries created to change the conversation on mental health. All episodes are free to view and share. The Mental Health Channel is highlighting inspiring stories across the country including some of our NAMI Austin members’ stories. We’ll be watching a handful of their short documentaries, host a panel afterward with Q&A and announce our annual community award winners.

Go Green Picnic ~ Saturday, May 30


Hosted by NAMI Austin

with SIMS Foundation, Communities for Recovery, PLAN of Central Texas, New Milestones Foundation , Austin Clubhouse,  and Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC)

Featuring a Mental Health “Wishing Tree” and

Live Music by

Rob and the Nasty Beat   ~  Arielle Nicole

Special Appearance by Miss Texas International, Elise Banks

Austin State Hospital  ~ 4110 Guadalupe St.

We’re celebrating the importance of mental health with music, food and friends. Join us for a mid-day picnic with the staff, volunteers and supporters of some of Austin’s best mental health organizations. It will be a great day of celebrating and sharing our dreams and wishes for better mental health in Austin!

  • Wear something green.
  • Pack your own picnic lunch and drinks. We’ll provide water and desserts.
  • Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and sunblock!
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