NAMI Minnesota’s 2016 State Conference “Stories of Hope – Voices for Change” in honor of NAMI Minnesota’s 40th Anniversary will be held Saturday, November 5, at the St. Paul RiverCentre from 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM.
Jennifer Ayers-Moore, sister of Nathaniel Anthony Ayers the subject of the movie “The Soloist” will be the keynote speaker. The closing keynote will be on the Importance of Sleep by Imran S. Khawaja, MD, FAASM, a well-known psychiatrist and expert on sleep.
There will be 15 breakout sessions for teens/young adults, parents of children, adults with mental illnesses, and family members and professionals on a variety of topics including truancy and school refusal, housing and supports, keys to college success, understanding guardianship, understanding dysregulation, new issues in criminal justice, healing, trauma transformed through art, helping your child through trauma, mental health policy, and behavioral health homes.
NAMI’s annual awards luncheon and a celebration of NAMI’s history and future will take place at 11:30AM.
The cost is $60 for members, $100 for non-members or $35 for students. Lunch is included. Limited partial scholarships for youth and adults are available – call Samuel at 651-645-2948 ext. 115 to apply. NAMI’s state conference is approved by the MN Board of Social work for 4.5 CEUs. A certificate of attendance will also be available.
Register for the NAMI MN State Conference online at www.namihelps.org.