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2009 NAMI National Convention Coverage
Creating a Healthy Future for Us All
Day 2: July 7, 2009
The 2009 NAMI National Convention is now in full swing! The opening plenary was a rousing success, the NAMI Connection luncheon was delicious, there were drums, there were NAMIWalks, there was lots and lots to be learned!
Here are the highlights from San Francisco and day two of the 2009 NAMI National Convention.
A brief look around the 2009 NAMI National Convention in San Francisco.
Taking a NAMIWalk around San Francisco.
An award is given at the Education, Training, and Peer Support seminar.
Listening as information is shared during on giving peer support.
Talking about the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
Sharing experiences at a National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month seminar.
MaJosť Carrasco, Director of the Multicultural Action Center, is happy to talk.
Mike Fitzpatrick speaking at the NAMI Connection luncheon.
Another presenter at the NAMI Connection luncheon.
Getting ready for a drum circle.
Fact: Some NAMI members bring their own confetti to the convention.
Demonstrating how to get the most out of a drum circle.
Q&A with the NAMI National Board.
Outgoing NAMI Board President Anand Pandya, M.D.
Board member Fred Frese is happy to field your questions.
Talking over the facts...
Addressing the crowd as Mike Fitzpatrick and Dr. Anand Pandya look on.
A round of applause.
Making new friends and sharing what they've learned at the convention.
NAMI staffers Ann Nagle and Andrew Sperling, Director of Legislative Affairs.
left: A NAMI friend is a friend for life.
right: Nicholas Love addresses the crowd on GLBT issues.