NAMI Mass Annual State Convention
NAMI Mass State Convention 2021

Healing and Thriving: Our Path Forward Together

Saturday, November 6, 2021
9 am – 3 pm

  • Keynote
  • Panels
  • Workshops
  • Affinity Groups

Our Annual Meeting and Board of Directors elections will also take place at the Convention.

Convention Schedule

Welcome & Annual Nami Mass Membership Meeting
9:05 am – 9:15 am
Welcome – Tracey Schear, NAMI Mass Interim Executive Director
Annual Membership Meeting – Evan Rockefeller, NAMI Mass Board Vice President

Convention Kickoff
9:15 am – 9:30 am – Annabel Lane, LICSW, NAMI Mass Board President

Keynote Speech: Healing And Thriving: Our Path Forward Together
9:35 am – 10:00 am – Dr. Christine Crawford, MD MPH, Associate Medical Director, NAMI

Break
10:00 am – 10:15 am

Keynote Panel: The Impact Of Covid-19 On The Mental Health Of Young Adults
10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Panelists: Makaila Cerrone, Kyra Baskin, Marena Koenka, Vesper Moore, Ashley Sproul, Samuel Gerry
Moderator: Michelle Ward-Gilles, EdM, Division Director, Community Education and Outreach, NAMI Mass

Lunch Break – Affinity Groups
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm – Affiliate Members, Family Program Leaders, Peer Program Leaders, Community Education and Outreach Speakers, New to NAMI Mass

Afternoon Workshops
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Parenting in Recovery: Recent perspectives on how covid-19 has affected parents in recovery and their families
    Anne Whitman, Senior Peer Consultant; Sandra Whitney-Sarles, Peer Consultant; Jacquie Martinez, Peer Consultant; Cynthia Piltch, Peer Consultant, Ryan Markley, Peer Consultant, and Lisa LeFeber, Clinical Research Coordinator, Center of Excellence for Psychosocial and Systemic Research at Mass General Hospital
  • Finding Home: Your Path to Finding HousingJill Gichuhi, Director, Compass Helpline, NAMI Mass
  • Speak Up: Conflict Resolution Skills for Self-Advocacy
    Dan Berstein, MHS and Mediator, MH Mediate
  • Behavioral Health Crisis Response Re-Imagined: What Is 9-8-8?
    Monica Luke, Advocacy Committee Chair & NAMI Mass Board Member and Jess Stohlmann-Rainey, Director of Program Development, Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners
  • Soul Level Healing for Emotional And Mental Wellbeing
    Diana Bella, Teacher and Gordon Kramer, Teacher, Doors of Light
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
workshop slides (pdf- opens in a new window)

Defining and Validating Trauma
workshop slides (pdf- opens in a new window)