NAMI-NYS wants to thank you for your participation at our 2014 Education Conference.
You were one of more than 500 attendees who stood united in:
Celebrating recovery from mental illness in all its forms.
Embracing the diversity of the NAMI-NYS family.
Demonstrating the integral role of wellness in recovery.
And in calling for real federal legislation that would allow Medicaid to pay for acute psychiatric care, decriminalize mental illness, remove the barriers of communication for families to help their loved ones, increase evidence-based services for those on all points of the spectrum of psychiatric diseases and provide additional funding to NIMH.
Together, we spent three-days learning about:
The latest research and clinical treatments of psychiatric diseases.
How to transform stigma into strength.
How NAMI Signature Programs can be used to build new relationships with the goal of helping more individuals and families impacted by mental illness in local communities across New York State.
The importance of early interventions in the recovery from psychiatric diseases.
The specific mental health concerns of those in the military community.
The programs and services available for schools and families with children and adolescents living with a mental illness.
The reforms necessary to increase the criminal justice system's understanding of mental health issues.
The role young adults play in advancing mental health awareness to their peers.
How to prevent suicide.
And how to identify and address the gaps in services.
All this information is vital as our movement takes the next steps in shaping our future. You will play an important role in ensuring that this is a future with more effective services for all of those living with a mental illness and one that no longer sees the stigma attached to those living with a mental illness and their families. We are so grateful that you joined us this weekend and to have you as part of the NAMI-NYS Family.
Many of you have asked for pictures and slides from speaker presentations. We are still working on collecting all of those, but are happy to provide you with the first batch of resources.
Click here to watch a video of Representative Tim Murphy's presentation after receiving the Legislative Champion Award.
Click here to view the slides from the tribute to NAMI-NYS Founding President Muriel Shepherd.
Click here for Dr. Marvin Swartz's presentation on Criminal Justice Issues.
Click here for 10 Things You Can Do To Prevent Suicide.
Click here for the OCD/Hoarding Presentation by Dr. Wheaton and Dr. Steinman.
Click here for Love, Peace & Meditation.
Click here for Soul Soothing Sunday passages from the interfaith service.
We should have all the pictures to share with you next week. We will also inform you via our E-Newsletter when new presentation slides are available on our website.
Again, we thank you for being a part of this incredible weekend. We wish you and your family a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy 2015.
President and Conference Chair
Development and Events Coordinator