State Conference

2018 NAMI Minnesota State Conference – “Transforming Attitudes”

Saturday, November 3, 2018
St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

NAMI Minnesota’s State Conference, “Transforming Attitudes,” is set for Nov. 3 at the St. Paul RiverCentre.  The conference is a day-long event for adults and youth living with mental illnesses, their loved ones, mental health professionals, educators and others.

Attorney Daniel E. Dawes, a nationally recognized leader in the health equity movement, will be the opening keynote speaker. Dawes will speak on mental illness and substance use disorder disparities among people of color.

Sam Miltich, a self-taught jazz guitarist born and raised in the woods of northern Minnesota, will present the closing keynote. He has performed internationally, and his fluid and instinctive sound has graced hundreds of stages, from small towns on the Iron Range to New York’s Lincoln Center.

Sharing stories of famous people living with a mental illness, including his own, Miltich and his band will also share their musical talents.

The conference will offer a variety of workshops on current mental health issues, and will include the NAMI Awards luncheon. The cost will be $60 for members, and $100 for non-members, or $35 for students. Lunch is included. Limited partial scholarships for youth and adults are available – contact Briana Libby at for more information. If you are interested in becoming a NAMI Minnesota member, annual membership fees for individuals are as low as $5; join here.

The Conference has been approved for 5 CEU hours for social workers by the Minnesota Board of Social Work; LPCs, LPCCs, and LADCs by the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. CEUs for LMFTs are pending. This event has been designed to meet the MN Board of Nursing’s continuing education requirements. It is the individual licensee’s responsibility to ensure that this event meets their continuing education requirements.

The conference will be followed immediately by the NAMI Annual Meeting, which will include voting on new board members and several bylaw changes.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Nov. 3! Find Registration information, here.

Thanks Sponsors

Mental Health Champion
Minnesota Department of Human Services, Community Supports Administration

Mental Health Advocate
Reed Psychological Services, PLLC
River Oaks of Minnesota

Mental Health Supporter
Ellie Family Services
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Vail Place