Mind Matters: Community Talks for Healthy Minds


Mind Matters, presented by Ascension Seton, 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

Changing Teen Perceptions of Mental Health

with NAMI Ending the Silence

Monday, April 22, 2019  |  6:30-8:00 p.m.

Dell Children’s Medical Center
Pat Hayes Education and Conference Center
4900 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723 | Austin, TX

Enter through Dell Children’s main entrance and check in at security
Free and open to the public with free parking available

Talking about mental health can be challenging for anyone. Teens often live in silence as peer pressure, bullying and fear of not living up to expectations keep them from talking to friends, family or teachers about what they are experiencing. With teen suicide rates increasing dramatically over the last 20 years, teens need to know how to recognize the signs of mental illness and how to ask for help for themselves or a friend.

Join NAMI Austin as we present Ending the Silence, our in-school mental health presentation for middle and high school students. Take advantage of this rare opportunity for to see this inspiring presentation outside the school setting.

Save the Date

Mind Matters is tentatively set for the following dates. Check back each month for more details.
April 22
June 24
July 22
August 26
October 28

Past Events

Date Topic and Resources
February 25, 2019 Changing Hearts and Minds in the Legislative Session
NAMI Texas Public Policy Platform 2019-2020
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Trainings
ASH RecommendationsTo sign up for Advocacy alerts from NAMI Texas, email Greg Hansch at publicpolicy.director@namitexas.org.
January 28, 2019 Austin State Hospital Redesign
ASH Brain Health Redesign website
October 22, 2018 Stories of Healing and Hope: In Our Own Voice
August 27, 2018 Managing a Mental Health Crisis
July 23, 2018 Suicide Prevention
How to Assess and Provide Help for Suicide Risk
June 25, 2018 Let’s Talk: Starting the Mental Health Conversation with Your Teen
NAMI Austin Parent & Teacher Resources
Start the Conversations Card
NAMI Austin Crisis Information
Kristen Bell Explains There Is No Shame In Feeling Anxiety & Depression
Brené Brown on Empathy
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
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.