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stand up to stigma

OCTOBER 9 - The National Alliance on Mental Illness Champlain Valley will be sponsoring a free one day conference at Clinton Community College on October 9th titled, “Stand Up 2 Stigma.” The conference will have a variety of workshops for peers, families, providers, and interested community members.

Our keynote speaker for the event is David Granirer, a counselor, stand-up comic, mental health keynote speaker, and author of The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead to Happiness and Success. He founded Stand Up For Mental Health, a program that teaches stand up comedy to people with mental illness or mental health issues as a way of building confidence and fighting public stigma. Additionally, the NYS Office Of Mental Health Commissioner, Mental Hygiene Legal Services and many other speakers will be joining us.

The event is expected to provide education & awareness around the effects of stigma, opportunities for reducing stigma, and a chance to become a proactive community member that supports mental health; like one supports cancer and diabetes.

Consider joining us! For those who may remember in 2014 we sponsored Keys to Recovery - 250 were in attendance creating one of the largest mental health conferences in our community. This time, we ask you to take a stand, be the hero, and Stand Up 2 Stigma.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend. Registration can be done by going to our website at nami-cv.org and clicking the Stand Up 2 Stigma tab. When you sign up for the conference you will receive periodic updates. Feel free to forward this information to your friends, family, and colleagues.

Any questions regarding the conference can be addressed to info@nami-cv.org.


OCTOBER 16 - Capital District Psychiatric Center Family Services Presents: An Overview of NAMI - NYS Programs for Families by Tina Lee Community Education and Outreach Manager.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the CDPC Family Resource Center 75 New Scotland Avenue Albany, NY 12208 (518) 549-6000.

For more information or to register contact: Frank Greco, Director of Family Services (518) 549-6816.