July 13-14, 2020: Virtual NAMICon 2020 – Together Toward Tomorrow
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is excited to invite you to attend NAMICon 2020, our FREE virtual convention, taking place July 13-14.
Our National Convention will provide essential resources and expert forums on early intervention, the latest mental health research, criminal justice reform and “Youth Voices,” a special youth-focused programing track developed in partnership with Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and NAMI Georgia that includes the following sessions:
o NAMI Ending the Silence for Students
The NAMI Ending the Silence program for students is effective in changing middle and high school students’ knowledge and attitudes toward mental health conditions and toward seeking help. This presentation is designed to help educate youth about mental health conditions and will include warning signs, facts and statistics, and how to get help for themselves or a friend.
o The Importance of Youth Voice: A Panel Discussion
Youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds will answer questions about the mental health challenges facing youth today. They will share their stories, experiences and perspectives on what mental health means to them as well as how to deal with stigma. DBHDD and NAMIGA
o Creating Meaningful Connections: Youth Certified Peer Specialists (CPS-Y)/Parent
Certified Peer Specialist (CPS-P)
CPS-Y and CPS-P trainings will be discussed as well as how these trainings have positively impacted communities in the state of Georgia. CPS Y and CPS-P trainings instruct individuals with lived experience who can then provide others with the support, knowledge and resources to identify meaningful connections and move toward wellness, resiliency and recovery. DBHDD and NAMI GA
o Taking Care of Me During COVID-19: A Panel Discussion
Join four young adults as they share how their lives have been affected during COVID-19, including how they have stayed connected to friends and family, what they’re doing to prepare for their return to school, and how their families and communites have been impacted. DBHDD and NAMI GA
o notOK App Demonstration
The siblings who developed the notOK App, a digital button that sends for immediate help from a trusted group of pre-selected people when a user is experiencing a crisis, will discuss how teens and young adults can use the app to cope with mental health challenges.
For the full list of sessions and information on how to register, visit nami.org/convention.
We look forward to you joining us online at NAMICon 2020!
While we have made our virtual event free to register, donations to support NAMI’s important work in mental health education, advocacy and awareness are appreciated for those able to contribute. Click here to donate.