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NAMI Washington *Virtual* State Conference 2020
People, Prevention, Progress
Saturday, October 17th
Registration Closes October 14th
“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” -Maya Angelou
NAMI is all about its people. Supporting PEERS, family members, and loved ones; making sure they feel educated, supported, and confident in their ability to advocate for and support themselves. When NAMI Washington plans our Annual State Conference, each year we ask ourselves what our goal is – why are we doing this?
The answer is simple, we do this work to help our people. With over 1,500 NAMI members in Washington state among our 19 affiliates, plus the tens of thousands of people who access our programs annually, it is easy to see that our people are passionate. They’re willing to go into their communities and get their hands dirty. From Lobby Day each February to the Brainpower Chronicles in November, and everything in between, our work focuses on making sure we’re providing the education, advocacy, and support that is needed (ideally before it’s needed).
Last year we celebrated 40 years of NAMI Washington and reflected on where we want to go in the next 40 years. Much of what came from those brainstorming sessions was a closer look at our people – who are we serving and more importantly, who are we NOT serving, and how do we bridge that gap? Much research has come out in the past few years about the need for more mental health services and advocacy for populations who have historically been underrepresented and underserved. This lack of care can get passed down through generations – not something that anyone would call progress.
By working together, we can identify where we need to be, and move forward. We can lean on each other, support each other, and make the mental health world a better place for all.
Registration now open! Registration closes on Wednesday, October 14th at 5pm (PST).
Click here for information about our keynote speakers!
Get a look at the agenda and run of the day, here!