2013 Annual Conference Report

From legislators to filmmakers, legal experts to psychiatrists, to consumers and family members, the nearly 500 attendees at this year’s NAMI California conference came away inspired and re-charged. The conference was opened by California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, a long-time advocate for mental health. He was presented with NAMI California’s Legislator of the Year award.

Stephanie Welch and Ann Collentine

Other speakers included:

Dr. William Beardslee
Dr. Daniel Amen
Carol Kivler
Chief Kenton Rainey
Ann Collentine
Stephanie Welch
Keris Jän Myrick

Workshops covered significant, diverse topics including consumer empowerment, MHSA PEI projects, suicide prevention, reducing disparities in the strategic plan, NAMI’s policy agenda, community policing, mental health courts, and preventive interventions.

Chief Kenton W. Rainey, S.F.B.A.R.T. and NAMI CA board member.

NAMI California also presented a showing of the film, Of Two Minds.

Conference Workshops at Your Fingertips. PowerPoint presentations from workshops at the 2013 NAMI CA Conference are online for viewing and downloading at NAMI California. Click here to view them.

Miss the Conference? Or want to Experience it Again? CDs, DVDs, and MP3 files from the conference are now available. They’re long-term resources for you, your loved ones, your affiliates, and for your service agencies. Click here to view and order.


Next Year’s NAMI California Annual Conference will be:

  • August 1
  • August 2

In Newport Beach at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa.

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