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2008 NAMI Convention: Day Two Highlights

Saturday, June 14

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The 2008 NAMI National Convention continued today in Orlando, FL.

On day two, NAMI family members, consumers, providers, and advocates rallied around common interests and goals though a series of Special Interest Networking Meetings, such as:

Meanwhile, a Special Needs planning seminar addressed long-term financial strategies for families living with mental illness.

The highlight of the afternoon was the opening plenary: Treatment Not Jail. Judge Steven Leifman was the featured speaker.

Other events included a workshop on the importance of peer-run services for system transformation, presented by the STAR Center, the opening of the exhibit hall, and the always entertaining open mic talent showcase.

Saturday's Awards:

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Judge Steven Leifman

SAM COCHRAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AWARD

Lt. Deanne Adams (CIT Orlando, FL)




View photos of Saturday's activities


More daily coverage and photos:  June 13 |  June 14 |  June 15 |  June 16 

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