Annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference

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Conferences

Every year, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania hosts a regional Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference in southwestern Pennsylvania, and a state Mental Health and Wellness Conference in Harrisburg. These events feature innovative keynote speakers, NAMI leaders, and workshops designed for professionals, students, individuals with lived experience, and family members.

Champions of Mental Wellness:
Fighting Stigma and Stereotypes in the System and Society

On March 12-13, 2018, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania held its second annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference at the Best Western Premier, The Central Hotel and Conference Center in Harrisburg. More than 200 people attended the two-day event, which is a nearly 50% increase from last year’s inaugural conference.

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Conference Highlights

Teresa Miller, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, delivered opening remarks Monday morning.

Vivian Spiese, President of NAMI Lancaster, was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Carol Caruso Mental Health Advocacy Award.

Carlos Larrauri (right), a member of the board of directors for NAMI and NAMI Miami-Dade County, was featured as the Monday evening dinner speaker. Following his presentation, his band Fog Dog entertained the audience.

Andrew Sperling, Director of Federal Legislative Advocacy for NAMI, discussed the direction health care legislation is going, the result it could have on mental health services, and what individuals, families, and advocates can do to find their voice and create change.

Affiliates leaders from across Pennsylvania attended the 2018 affiliate leadership business meeting and dinner Sunday evening.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Thank You

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania would like to thank all attendees, keynote speakers, workshop presenters, exhibitors, and sponsors who helped to make the conference a success.

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