Game On: Tackling the Stigma of Mental Illness

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Game On: Tackling the Stigma of Mental Illness

Only four more days until our 15th Annual Education Conference! Don’t miss this rare chance to see All-Pro Wide Receiver and Mental Health Advocate Brandon Marshall as the keynote speaker.

Please see the agenda below, noting some speaker times have changed.

15th Annual Education Conference
Game On: Tackling the Stigma of Mental Illness
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
Saturday, April 11
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks
Christine Michaels, MSHSA, Executive Director, NAMI Southwestern PA

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. – “Combating Stigma”
Otto Wahl, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Hartford

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Break and Exhibits

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Keynote Address
“Stepping off the Sidelines: Tackling the Stigma of Mental Illness” Brandon Marshall, All Pro Wide Receiver, New York Jets Moderated by Andrew Stockey, New Anchor/Sports Director, WTAE-TV Action News 4

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. – Pittsburgh Style Buffet Luncheon
NAMI Southwestern PA Annual Meeting
Presentation of the Dick Jevon Advocacy Award

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. – Afternoon Plenary Session
“Addressing Substance Use as an Illness: Integrated Approaches to Treatment”
Dennis C Daley, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine – Dept. of Psychology

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. – Break and Exhibits

2:45 – 4:00 p.m. – Afternoon Workshops

Everyone in attendance will receive a green awareness band. Special thanks to Keynote Sponsor Value Behavioral Health of PA. This conference is open to the general public. Continuing Education Credits are available for professionals and educators. High school seniors and college students are welcome. Registration is required.

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