Now is the time to speak up about mental health! Americans are facing multiple mental health crises, and Texas consistently ranks as one of the worst states in the U.S. for access to mental health care. Each of us plays a critical role in spreading the message that mental health is health. Join us on May 19 to change the conversation about mental illness.
In partnership with the Bullock Texas State History Museum, discover the history of mental health care in Texas, its evolution over the years, and inspirational plans of action that will impact the future of public health, through a moderated conversation with Dr. King Davis. As former executive director at the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and current lead on the Austin State Hospital Archives Project, Dr. Davis is working on the long-term identification, preservation, research, and utilization of the Austin State Hospital’s historical archives maintained from its opening in 1857. This event will build upon the content of the Mind Matters exhibition by tackling historical stereotypes, educating the public on the spectrum of mental health conditions and treatments, and presenting issues in mental health to be addressed in modern America.
Prior to the conversation with Dr. Davis, join us for a welcome reception, and afterward, explore the Mind Matters exhibition.
Admission costs for this program support the educational missions of both NAMI Central Texas and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.