On Saturday, October 18th, hundreds of people from across the state will gather for the 32nd Annual NAMI Mass State Convention: Weaving Together the Threads of Recovery. The Convention aims to educate and empower individuals living with mental illness; their families, friends and caregivers; and mental health professionals as well as the general public. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center in Lowell, MA. Pre-registration is required at www.namimass.org.
The NAMI Mass Annual State Convention is the preeminent day for education in the Commonwealth on mental health issues, providing the most comprehensive information for the year. Ten workshops will offer information on a range of pressing recovery-related topics in the mental health field, including substance use, veterans issues, suicidal thoughts and housing. Experts will lead the sessions along with community members and individuals with lived experience. Russell Pierce, Director of the MA Department of Mental Health Office of Recovery and Empowerment, will serve as this year’s keynote speaker.