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June 20, 2005: Exploring the Issues, Training for Action

Image Officer Frank Webb (right) of the Houston Police Department receives the Sam Cochran Compassion in Law Enforcement award from Sam Cochran (center). Cochran developed the crisis intervention training program that is now being replicated in police departments across the country. Webb not only worked to establish a CIT program within his own department, but has also been involved in developing curriculum for the program.

Dr. Deanna Yates and Dr. Steven Mayberg, recipients of NAMI’s Outstanding Psychiatrist Award. Dr. Larke Huang (not pictured) also received the award this year.


Fred Sandoval of the NAMI National Board (right) presents the Multicultural Outreach Award to NAMI Southern Arizona, represented by George Leon, for their efforts to reach underserved communities, to create a coalition of community leaders to address Latino mental health issues, and to develop educational and other initiatives in Spanish.

Members of NAMI’s Consumer Council sell T-shirts to raise money for consumer initiatives



Volunteers provide assistance at the convention Information Desk

Jim Monti, student and founder of the NAMI affiliate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, speaks about the NAMI campus affiliate initiative



Taking a break on the hotel balcony

Browsing one of the 60 booths in the Exhibit Hall



Casting a ballot in the NAMI elections

Participants in the "Spirituality and Faith in Communities of Color: A Family Perspective" special session.



Stella March, NAMI's number one Stigma Buster, greets attendees in NAMILand

Panelists David Kaczynski and George Parnham converse before their participation in the evening session "Insanity Defense: Time for a New Model"


Bebe Moore Campbell signs copies of her new book 72 Hour Hold for convention attendees

Michael Schwartz presents at the "Cognitive Neuroscience and Recovery" session



NAMI's Medical Director Ken Duckworth socializes at a dinner honoring NAMI's Leadership Alliance


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