Mind Matters: Community Talks for Healthy Minds

 

Mind Matters brings mental health experts and advocates together to share information, tools and experience with the goal of advancing our community’s understanding of mental illness and increasing awareness of the resources available.

Mind Matters events are free and open to the public and are typically held on the fourth Monday of each month. Check back for the most up-to-date schedule of events and topics, as these are subject to change.

Coming up

Let’s Talk: Starting the Mental Health Conversation with Teens

Presented by Karen Ranus | Executive Director, NAMI Austin
followed by a Q&A Panel
in partnership with

 

 

Monday, June 25, 2018  |  6:30-8:00 p.m.
Dell Children’s Medical Center (map)
Pat Hayes Education and Conference Center
4900 Mueller Blvd | Austin, TX 

Free parking available.
With 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness beginning by age 14, parents need information and resources on how to talk about mental health with their teens. “Let’s Talk: Starting the Mental Health Conversation with Teens” equips parents and caregivers with simple tools for proactively addressing this important health issue with the goal of encouraging positive conversations. Join NAMI Austin Executive Director as she shares NAMI Austin’s newest educational tool. After the presentation, our panel of mental health experts will answer burning questions about mental health for teens in the landscape of shows like 13 Reasons Why. Our June Mind Matters event is presented in partnership with Dell Children’s Medical Center.

We ask that you be sensitive to our location and not attend if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Schedule

 Check back for the most up-to-date schedule of events and topics, as these are subject to change.

Date Topic Location
January 22 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. Self-Care Austin State Hospital – Nifty Fifty Diner (map)
February 26 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. Psychiatric Advance Directives Dell Children’s Pat Hayes Education and Conference Center (map)
March 26 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. Mental Health and Legal Planning Dell Children’s Pat Hayes Education and Conference Center (map)
April 23 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. Mental Health and Addiction Austin State Hospital – Nifty Fifty Diner (map)
May Mental Health Month Varies
June 25 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. Let’s Talk: Starting the Mental Health Conversation with Teens Dell Children’s Pat Hayes Education and Conference Center (map)

Past Events

Date Topic and Resources
April 23, 2018 Mental Health and Addiction
Mental Health and Addiction Presentation Slides (pdf)
March 26, 2018 Mental Health Legal Planning
Physician’s Certificate of Medical Examination (pdf)
Special Needs Trust: Some Basic Questions and Answers (pdf)
February 26, 2018 Psychiatric Advance Directives
Psychiatric Advance Directives Slides (pdf)
Mental Health Committee Report & Recommendations
 (pdf)
Texas PAD Statute (pdf)
Texas Medical Power of Attorney (pdf)
Additional Resources (pdf)
January 22, 2018 Self-Care
Self Care Presentation Slides (pdf)

Partner with NAMI Austin

 Are you interested in partnering with NAMI Austin or sponsoring a Mind Matters event? Contact Christina Schneider, Community Relations Coordinator, at (512) 420-9810 ext 1006 or christina.schneider@namiaustin.org.