- NAMI Texas 2015 Nominations, Election and Bylaws Amendment Proposals
The Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to begin accepting recommendations for bylaws amendments and nominations for positions on the NAMI Texas Board of Directors.
In 2015 the Bylaws require the membership to elect five directors: a director representing regions 1, 3, and 8 and two directors at large, each serving a term of three years (2015-2018). In addition, the Bylaws require the membership to elect one NAMI Texas Consumer Representative to the NAMI Consumer Council for a two year term (2015-2017).
Elections and Nominations:
Board nominations must be
- Miss Texas International 2015 to Serve as NAMI Texas Ambassador
We are very excited to announce that Elise Banks, Miss Texas International 2015, will serve as the NAMI Texas Ambassador. With her background in the mental health field, and her personal platform as Miss Texas International, we know Elise is an excellent choice to help us break down the stigma associated with mental illness.
She is determined to encourage everyone to develop healthy lifestyles that contribute to good mental health. Her platform, Healthy Mind – Successful Life, is an outreach initiative
- Texas Tech Law Professor to Donate Time, Effort for Book
NAMI-Texas Awarded Grant from Texas Bar Foundation
The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Texas (NAMI-Texas) has been awarded a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation for the development, production and distribution of the fifth edition of the book, “Texas Criminal Procedure and the Offender with Mental Illness: An Analysis and Guide.”
Texas Tech University School of Law Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Brian Shannon has agreed to draft the fifth edition on a pro bono basis. The grant also includes funds to support law
- May is Mental Health Month
It is a time to remember that mental health is part of overall health. Check with your local Affiliate
for Mental Health Awareness Month events in your community or visit the NAMI Mental Health Month website
Mental health affects thought processes, relationships, productivity and the ability to adapt to changes in circumstances or cope with adversity.
So does mental illness.
One in five adults experience mental health problems in any given year. Those problems can contribute
- See the Winning Conference Logo!
We are pleased to announce that MonaLisa Karm-Felty of San Antonio is the winner of our 2015 NAMI Texas “Pathways to Wellness” Conference Logo Contest. The Conference Committee & Board of Directors chose her logo out of many excellent entries received from around the state.
For her efforts she will receive recognition at the conference, in the conference program, on namitexas.org, and on the NAMI Texas Facebook page, as well as her choice of one complimentary conference registration or $125.00.