Jun 28, 2016, 11:05 ET from National Alliance on Mental Illness
ARLINGTON, Va., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, will host the 2016 NAMI National Convention in Denver. This year’s convention will call participants to action with a theme of Act. Advocate. Achieve.
The gathering will feature four days of learning about new research, policy initiatives, recovery strategies and much more. There will be more than 150 speakers and 100 presentations on such topics as advancing recovery through technology and research; ending criminalization of mental illness; addressing the mental health impact of violent tragedies and mass shootings; identifying and intervening early on with mental illness in youth; assisting veterans and military personnel, as well as updates from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and others.
WHY: Nearly 2,000 attendees from across the country will embrace a theme of Act. Activate. Achieve through exploration of the future of mental health, driving advocacy, building a movement, leveraging technology, and strengthening the organization. The convention will include:
WHEN: Wednesday, July 6 to Saturday, July 9, 2016
WHERE: Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202.
The press/media room will be located in Plaza Court Room 7 in the Sheraton.
SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness