Express yourself! | Bullock Texas State History Museum

Event details

In partnership with NAMI Central Texas (National Alliance on Mental Illness), learn about the history of mental health care in Texas, how it has evolved over the years, and inspiring action plans that will impact the future of health public, through a moderate conversation with Dr. .King Davis. As former executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and current manager of the Austin State Hospital Archives Project, Dr. Davis works on the identification, preservation, research, and l long-term use of the Austin State Hospital Historical Archives preserved since its opening in 1857. This event will be based on content from the Mental health: the mind matters exposure by challenging historical stereotypes, educating the public about the range of mental health conditions and treatments, and showcasing the mental health issues that need addressing in modern America.

Before the conversation with Dr. Davis, join us for a welcome reception, then explore the Mental health: the mind matters exposure. Admission fees for this program support the educational missions of NAMI Central Texas and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

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About NAMI Central Texas

Founded in 1984, NAMI Central Texas, formerly NAMI Austin, is a member of the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Through innovative education, support and advocacy programs, we are changing the way our community approaches mental health. NAMI Central Texas serves Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, and Caldwell counties. NAMI Central Texas is dedicated to improving the lives of all people affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy programs.

About public programs

The Bullock Museum’s public programs explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging talks, performances, and fellows, guests are invited to see local connections and learn how Texas fits into a larger national story.

Banner image courtesy of Austin History Center, PICA 04382

Mental health: the mind matters was produced for North America by the Science Museum of Minnesota in collaboration with Heureka: The Finnish Science Center.

Sponsored by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall Fund.

Funding was provided to the Bullock Museum by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021

The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by museum members, donors and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation and the State of Texas.

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