Mental Education Programs


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For family members, partners, and parents

At NAMI Central Texas, we’ve developed a supportive network in our community of free classes, workshops and support groups to help you navigate everything from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Every program is led by loving and concerned individuals who themselves have experience with living with someone with a mental health condition and who have the experience and training to help you as you develop strategies.

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For teachers and schools

According to the surgeon general, every teacher has at least three children in their class right now living with a mental health condition – biological brain disorders severe enough to warrant professional intervention. And chances are 40% of them are not receiving the care they need – often because they are embarrassed to talk about it.

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For faith communities

Faith communities are often a source of care and support as people navigate life’s journeys. When leaders within these communities learn about mental health facts and resources to support their members, they can create a community of compassion, empathy and understanding toward those affected by a mental health condition.

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For communities

With 1 in 5 Americans living with a mental health condition, almost every workplace is impacted by the challenges that come with addressing this common health issue. NAMI Central Texas offers workplace presentations that break down mental health myths, encourage positive and proactive mental health conversations and provide employees with mental health tips, tools and resources.

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For mental health professionals & law enforcement

Each year, 2 million jail bookings involve a person with mental illness. Approximately 15% of men and 30% of women in local jails have a serious mental illness. 1 in 4 people killed in officer-involved shootings has a serious mental illness. These numbers just begin to show some of the relationships—and consequences—of a sad truth: With our failing mental health system so inadequate, law enforcement agencies have increasingly become de facto first responders to people experiencing mental health crisis.

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