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Annual State Conference

Every year, NAMI Texas hosts a mental health conference in a different part of the state.  These conferences bring together individuals living with mental illness, family members, professionals, and the general public to highlight the latest updates in the mental health field, exchange information, and celebrate the year’s successes.

For details on the 2020 Conference and Awards Celebration, please click here!

Road To Resilience 2019 Conference

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2019 Road to Resilience conference a success!

November 8th-9th, 2019
Marriott West Loop by the Galleria.
Houston, TX




Workshop Presentations

Click on the images below to view PDF versions of workshop Power Point Presentations from our conference!


Advocating for Someone with Anosognosia While Taking Care of Yourself
Betsy Johnson, Treatment Advocacy Center

NAMI Texas and the 86th Legislative Session
Alissa Sughrue, Policy Coordinator, NAMI Texas


Family Intervention Restorative Services of Texas (FIRST)

John Jordan, Juvenile Division Chief, Harris County District Attorney’s Office
Sarah Strong, Mobile Crisis Outreach Team Program Director, The Harris Center
Lizette Capuchina, FIRST Coordinator, Harris County Juvenile Probation Department


Movement, Motivation and Mental Health
Colleen Gardner, LPC BHCM I


The Suite Spot: Using Google Suite to Maximize Your Impact
Karen Ranus, Executive Director, NAMI Central Texas
Katrina Anaya, Director of Operations, NAMI Central Texas


The Military Culture: Checking Your 
Cultural Competence

Margaret Gallagher, PhD., RN (Retired)
Casey Fogle, Veteran Spouse
Derrick H. Lindsey, SSG (Retired), OIF & OEF Veteran
Holly Doggett, MSML, Veteran Partner

Bringing Faith and Mental Health Together
Gary M. Blau, PhD


The Harris Center for Mental Health & IDD
Keena Pace, LCSW, Chief Operating Officer, The Harris Center

Conference Program

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Keynote Speakers

We are proud to present you with the keynote speakers at Road to Resilience: the 2019 NAMI Texas Annual Conference. These speakers reflect the expertise in mental health and the diversity that Houston is known for.

Kim Ogg, District Attorney of Harris County (Harris County District Attorney’s Office)

Ed Gonzalez, Sheriff of Harris County (Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Wayne Young, CEO of The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

Alan Detlaff, Dean of the UH Graduate College of Social Work

2019 NAMI Texas Awards Celebration


Our dinner and awards celebration was held on Friday, November 8th to honor our state’s best mental health advocates, experts, peers and volunteers!

See past award recipients!

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