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

Addiction & Mental Health: Facts & Myths about Co-occurring Disorders

Presented by Dr. Kasey Claborn, PhD| The University of Texas Dell Medical School

Monday, April 23, 2018  |  6:30-8:00 p.m.
Austin State Hospital, Nifty Fifty Diner, 4110 Guadalupe Street

Substance use disorders are often accompanied with underlying mental health conditions. Dr. Claborn will present on the interplay between addiction and mental health and the impact that co-occurring diagnoses have on the individual and loved ones. She will explore treatment options, what to say when you are concerned someone may have a substance use problem, and the importance of mental health during recovery.

 

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

Past Events

Date Topic and Resources
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.