2019 Pennsylvania Mental Health and Wellness Conference

///2019 Pennsylvania Mental Health and Wellness Conference
2019 Pennsylvania Mental Health and Wellness Conference 2018-11-14T20:32:54+00:00

May 20-21, 2019
Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey | 604 Station Road | Grantville, PA 17028

Join us May 20-21, 2019, as three leading statewide mental health organizations unite to host the Pennsylvania Mental Health and Wellness Conference in Harrisburg.

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA), and the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania (MHAPA) invite peers, family members, advocates, and professionals to experience this one-of-a-kind event that will provide a platform to learn, share, and network.


Registration Rates

Feb. 4 – Mar. 4, 2019:  Early-bird Registration $125
Mar. 5 – May 13, 2019:  Standard Registration $150
Registration to open in February 2019

Call for Workshop Proposals Now Open

Deadline for submission is Friday, November 30, 2018.

WORKSHOP LENGTH:  75 minutes.  This includes time for Q&A.

AUDIENCE:  Mental Health Professionals, Certified Peer Specialists, Individuals in Recovery, Family Members and Caregivers, Advocates

WORKSHOP TOPICS:  Including but not limited to:

FAMILY & CAREGIVER SUPPORT:  Sibling Support; Self-care; Mindfulness; Respite; Family Engagement; Supports for Fathers

SUPPORTS FOR SPECIFIC POPULATIONS:  Early Childhood Mental Health; Military Families; First Generation, Immigrant Families; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning (LGBTQIA+) Topics; Multi-Ethnic Families and Children; Transition-age Services and Supports

RESEARCH TO PRACTICE:  Brain/Neurological Reserach; Research and Evidence-based Practices/Interventions; Emerging Practices; New Research Findings; Early Childhood Mental Health; First Episode Psychosis; Trauma-informed Research Findings

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY:  Developing and Mentoring Effective Family Leaders; Social Media, Making It Work For Your Agency; Developing Diverse Funding Sources

SPECIAL AREAS OF INTEREST:  Suicide Prevention and Awareness; Restorative Justice; Mental Health and Technology; Substance Use; Healing Through the Arts; Rights Protection; Holistic Health, Wellness and Recovery; Technology and Recovery

RECOVERY AND PEER SUPPORT:  Recovery Pioneers; Community Support Programs; Peer-led Recovery Initiatives; Peer-Led Respite Care; A Call for Change; Successes and Challenges; Keeping the “Peerness” in Peer Support; Sharing Recovery and Hope; Criminal Justice System and Re-entry; Supporting Diverse Ages, Ethnicities, Experiences; Mental Health Advance Directives; What’s new and what’s next?


Sponsor or Exhibit

The 2019 Pennsylvania Mental Health and Wellness Conference is an opportunity to showcase your organization or business to hundreds of attendees from across the state over the course of this two-day event. There are opportunities to sponsor, become a scholarship benefactor, or exhibit. Details on placing an ad in the program booklet are coming soon.

Become a Sponsor or Scholarship Benefactor
Become an Exhibitor

Apply for a Scholarship

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA), and the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania (MHAPA) are accepting conference scholarship requests. Scholarships are for a peer or family member to attend the two-day conference.  Each scholarship covers conference registration, Sunday and Monday night hotel accommodations, and meals (three full meals on Monday and breakfast on Tuesday). Transportation is the responsibility of the individual.
PLEASE NOTE:  All other scholarship opportunities should be explored before applying, such as Community Support Programs, Providers, and County Human Services Programs.

Apply For a Scholarship

Hotel Information

Hotel: Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey
Room Block Release Date:  April 19, 2019
Rate:  $114 per night plus tax
Group Code:  NAM
Phone Number:  717-469-0661
Check In:  4 p.m. | Check Out: 11 a.m.

Reserve Your Room


2018 Conference Highlights