Speak Up!


May 19, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Now is the time to speak up about mental health! Join us to change the conversation about mental illness.

Event Details

In partnership with NAMI Central Texas (National Alliance on Mental Illness), 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 Mental Health: 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 Mental Health: Mind Matters exhibition. Admission costs for this program support the educational missions of both NAMI Central Texas and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Educators, to receive CPE credit please email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com

Please note: This event are currently at capacity. 


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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 addresses 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 individuals affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy programs.

About Public Programs

Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, performances, and scholarship guests are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.

Banner image courtesy Austin History Center, PICA 04382

Mental Health: Mind Matters was produced for North America by the Science Museum of Minnesota in collaboration with Heureka: The Finnish Science Centre.

Sponsored by The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall Fund.

Funding has been provided to the Bullock Museum from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of 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.