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June 21, 2005:  Research, Treatment and Celebration

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Jim McNulty receives the Lionel Aldridge Award for Service to Consumers for his leadership at the local and national levels. Marty Raaymakers, chair of the NAMI National Consumer Council, presents the award.

Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, moderates the morning research plenary on depression research and treatment.

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Attendees speak with the panelists after the research plenary.

Karen Manza, executive director of NAMI Kansas, accepts the Outstanding State Organization award from NAMI board member Fred Sandoval.

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Eric Roskes (right) receives the Excellence in Community Mental Health Services Award for his many years of work with people with mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system. Risdon Slate, NAMI board member, presents the award.

Assemblyman Darrell Steinberg (retired) is awarded the prestigious Friend of the Family Award for championing and being the driving force behind the passage of Proposition 63 in California. Prop 63 calls for a one percent tax on California residents whose income is over $1 million, to be used for mental health programs and services in the state.

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One of Tuesday's nine poster sessions.

Attendees step up to the mic with their questions in an "Ask the Doctor" session.

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Conversation in the "Meaning of Mental Illness: Voices of African American Family Members and Caregivers" workshop.

A mariachi band welcomes NAMI conventioneers to the Alumni Center at the University of Texas for a food- and fun-filled Fiesta, complete with...

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…socializing…

…karaoke…

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…and hitting the dance floor.

 

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