State Conference

2020 NAMI Minnesota State Conference

This year’s state conference will be held virtually 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 virtual awards luncheon and annual meeting will take place between 11:30 and 1:00, followed by two sets of breakout sessions. The conference is sponsored by (please get from Patrick) and the cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $40 for people seeking the 4.5 CEUs.

More details and registration information will soon be available on our website,


Thanks State Conference Sponsors

People Incorporated

Radias Health

Allan and Mary Lou Burdick