State Conference

2020 NAMI Minnesota State Conference

This year’s NAMI Minnesota state conference will be held online on Saturday, November 14. While in a different format, it will still offer great information for people who live with a mental illness, family members and professionals. The conference will feature three keynote speakers:

* Patrice Harris, is a psychiatrist and the first African-American woman to be elected president of the American Medical Association. Her practice in psychiatry and public health has been in Atlanta, Georgia.

* Thomas R. Insel, MD, is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, is a co-founder of Humanest Care, an online stepped care solution for mental health. Dr. Insel served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

* Susan Bartlett Foote author of Minnesota’s Crusade for Forgotten Souls: The Roots of Minnesota’s Pathbreaking Mental Health Advocacy. The book recounts Minnesota’s reform movement that publicized the painful truth about the state’s asylums and resulted in the first legislative steps toward a modern mental health system. Foote tells the story of the early advocates for compassionate care of people with mental illnesses who made the crusade a success.

The 2020 NAMI Minnesota State Conference has been approved for 4.5 CEU hours for social workers by the Minnesota Board of Social Work; LPCs, LPCCs, and LADCs by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy and is pending approval for LMFTs by the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy. This event has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing’s continuing education requirements as well as the DHS continuing education requirements for Certified Peer Specialists. It is the individual licensee’s responsibility to ensure that this event meets their continuing education requirements.

The virtual awards luncheon and annual meeting will take place between 11:30 and 1:00, The cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $40 for people seeking the 4.5 CEUs.

Find more details and registration, here.


Thanks State Conference Sponsors

Allan and Mary Lou Burdick

Integrity Living Options Inc.

Johnson & Johnson

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Northwood Children’s Services

People Incorporated

Prairie Care

Radias Health