Changing Tomorrow Together: Celebrating 40 years
40th Annual State Convention

Celebrating 40 Years of NAMI Massachusetts: Changing Tomorrow Together

Saturday, November 5, 2022

The Westin Waltham
70 3rd Avenue, Waltham

Register for the Convention today!

Convention Registration

General Registration for our 40th Annual State Convention is now open!

We are excited to announce that Ken Duckworth, MD – Chief Medical Officer, NAMI – will kick-off the 40th Annual State Convention as the keynote speaker. He will discuss his new book, You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health, which provides an essential resource for individuals and families seeking expert guidance on diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, featuring inspiring, true stories from real people in their own words. He will moderate a keynote panel with some of the local individuals referenced in his book, as well.

You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health will be available for purchase at the convention, with a book-signing hosted by Dr. Duckworth.

We will offer 10 workshops on a variety of mental health topics including crisis response and peer respites, the healing power of art, building community in group homes and more. Please Note: some of our workshops might have limited capacity. If the workshop you are interested in has reached capacity, don’t worry! Your name will be added to our waitlist. We will try our best to make sure everyone is able to attend their top-pick of workshops. If you have any questions, please email programs@namimass.org.

Don’t wait – get your ticket today!

Art Marketplace

Now Accepting Art Marketplace Applications!

The Art Marketplace is open to people selling artwork, crafts, and other handmade goods that are designed by or made by the seller. Sales of commercially made or mass-produced goods are not permitted. Space is limited. Submitting an application WILL NOT guarantee participation. All accepted artists will be required to pay a $50 fee. This fee includes breakfast, lunch, parking, (1) table, and (2) chairs. Deadline to submit is Friday, October 21st. We will notify all applicants by Monday, October 24th at the latest.

If you have any questions, please email programs@namimass.org.

Program Ads & Exhibitors

Interested in advertising in our 40th Annual State Convention Program Book or attending as an Exhibitor?

Complete our Advertisement and Exhibitor Form by Friday, October 21st. Upon completion, a member of our team will contact you for final arrangements. Please note: there is limited availability for exhibitors.

If you have any questions, please email programs@namimass.org.

Convention Awards

Nominations for 40th Annual State Convention Awards is now open!

Do you know someone who you think should receive one of the following awards? Nominate them today below! The nomination form will be open until Monday, October 10th. Award winners will receive (2) complimentary tickets to the convention and will be recognized during our Luncheon and Award Ceremony. We will notify all Award Winners by Friday, October 14th.

If you have any questions, please email programs@namimass.org.

Award categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Program Leader of the Year Award
  • Excellence in Crisis Response Award
  • Champion of Youth Mental Health Award
  • Karl Ackerman Award

Past NAMI Mass Conventions

View photos from past Conventions here!

Workshops

Racism & Mental Health
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Affordable Housing: Everyone Deserves a Safe and Affordable Place to Live
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Family and Peer Support Services to Address the Health Disparities of People Living with Mental Health Challenges
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Facing Dual Recovery During the Pandemic
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Convention Schedule

Plenary

Convention Program (pdf- opens in a new window)

Keynote Presentation (pdf- opens in a new window)

Volunteer Thank You (pdf- opens in a new window)

Morning Workshop Session

Finding Home: Tools and Techniques for Finding Housing
workshop handouts (pdf- opens in a new window)

The Living Room: A Peer-Based Crisis Alternative
workshop slides (pdf- opens in a new window)

Responses to Substance Use
workshop slides (pdf- opens in a new window)

Afternoon Workshop Session

Family Member Perspectives on Maintaining Wellness
workshop slides (pdf- opens in a new window)

Living with Voices: the Hearing Voices Network Approach to Unique Experiences
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Defining and Validating Trauma
workshop slides (pdf- opens in a new window)