In 2014 and 2015, we hosted interfaith conferences on mental health and collected a large selection of resources available for faith communities. Please scroll down to review these resources. We are in the early stages of preparing a 2.5 to 3-hour faith-based mental health training aimed at clergy, staff and laypersons for possible launch in November 2016. For more information please contact Karen Ranus at karen [dot] ranus [at] namiaustin [dot] org

Please enjoy photos from the 2015 event below (and on Facebook).

PowerPoint Presentations

Dr. Morehead’s Presentation: Mental Illness and the Human Condition

Dr. Morehead’s Notes: Mental Illness and the Human Condition

Dr. Stanford’s Presentation: Mental Illness and the Role of the Faith Community

Free Resources for Faith Communities

NEW! Mental Health: A Guide for Faith Leaders

NAMI: Reaching out to Faith Communities Curriculum

NAMI: Bridges of Hope

Pathways to Promise: Three Steps to a Mental Health Ministry

Grace Alliance: First Steps/Daily Steps/Difficult Steps Resources

Hope and Healing Center

Presbyterian Church USA: Comfort My People

Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy

SAMHSA: Information for Faith-Based and Community Leaders

Mental Health Ministries

Interfaith Network on Mental Illness Resources for Community and Faith Leaders

Local Resources and Information

NAMI Austin Resource Guide

Finding a Mental Health Provider

Low-Cost and Sliding Scale Counseling Providers

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

Crisis Resources

NAMI Austin 911 Checklist

NAMI Austin Crisis Planning Handout

NAMI Austin Crisis Resource Page

Travis County Crisis Services

Williamson County Crisis Services

Burnet County Crisis Services

Hays County Crisis Services

Mental Health Websites

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Institute of Mental Health

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation

NAMI Hearts and Minds (promoting the idea of wellness in both mind and body)

Mental Health America

The Trevor Project (LGBTG)

Veterans Crisis Line