Presentation Slides | NAMI

The 2019 NAMI National Convention in Seattle offered outstanding talks, workshops, sessions and presentations. We have made most of the presentations available below. You may also purchase the audio recordings for the 2019 NAMI Convention in MP3 or on CD. Audio recordings are provided as an external service by VW Tapes Conference & Seminar Recording.


The NAMI Leadership Summit: Forging Our Future (9:00AM – 12:00PM)

A Philanthropic Framework for Donors in Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders
(1:00PM – 2:00PM)


NAMI Opening Plenary (9:00AM – 10:30AM)

Flash Sessions (11:00AM – 4:00PM)
Employment Opportunities for All Abilities

Leveraging the Power of Growing Corporate Activism to Accelerate Stigma Reduction

Community Response Team Program: Addressing Mental Wellness

The SBIRT Evolution for Adolescents: A Recipe to Drive Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care

Workshops – Group A (11:00AM – 12:15PM)
A New Approach to Communicating and Breaking Barriers to Mental Health in Black Communities

Disparities Faced by Individuals with Mental Health Problems: Tools to Forge Pathways for Change

Expand NAMI Programs: Online Program Leader Training

Life Changer: The Healing Power of Telling Your Story

NAMI Ending the Silence for Families

The Evolution of a DBT-Informed Parenting Skills Group for Caregivers of Youth

The Military Culture: Checking our Culture Competence

Workshops Group B (1:30PM-2:45PM)

Engaging Communities of Color with NAMI Affiliates

Family Inclusion in a Recovery Oriented System of Care

Integrating NAMI Peer-to-Peer and NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group into a State Prison System: How Iowa Did It

Leading Your Organization: How the Standards of Excellence Maps the Way

Measuring Impact: Begin at the Beginning

Narrowing the Net: Reducing the Role of Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice System in Mental Health Care

Solving the Competency Dilemma – Reducing Inappropriate Incarceration of People with Mental Illness

The Kids We Lose: Partial Screening and Discussion

Spotlight Presentation (6:00PM – 7:30PM)   

I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help


Friday Plenary (9:00AM – 10:00AM)

Dear Stranger: A Journey of Youth Mental Health

Flash Sessions (10:00AM – 3:00PM)

Successful Outcomes of an Integrated Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Program

Desi and Depressed: Mental Illness in the South Asian-American Community

How to Successfully Challenge an Insurance Company’s Denial of Mental Health Benefits

Workshops Group C (11:00AM – 12:15PM)

Achieving Evidenced-Based, Stepped Care, Technology-Informed Comprehensive Mental Health Care

Game Changer: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Mission

Intercept Zero: Successfully Implement Prevention Within Your Community

NAMI Family & Friends Presentation

The Destructive Impact of Imprisonment: Solitary Confinement of Prisoners with Mental Illness

Whole Health Coaching: A New Approach for Promoting Psychosocial Recovery

WRAP: Advancing the Holistic Synergy Between the Medical and the Recovery Models of Treatment

Writing from the Heart: Using Poetry as a Healing Response to Mental Illness

Workshops Group D (1:30PM – 2:45PM)

African American Church Business: What Every Organization and Mental Health Provider Needs to Know

Friend or Foe: How Relationships Influence our Mental Health

Navigating the Justice System with Mental Illness

Workshops Group E (3:15PM – 4:30PM)

Is Anyone Listening? The Silencing of African American Women and Girls with Mental Health Issues

Leveraging NAMI Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement for Systems Change

NAMI In Our Own Voice Presentation

One Family’s Journey Down the Bumpy Road to Recovery and Transition to Young Adulthood

Substance Use Disorders and Medication Assisted Therapy

Celebrating Advancements: When the Judiciary Joins the Conversation

Research Updates (1:30PM – 4:30PM)

Bipolar Disorder: A Lifetime of Passion, an Unpredictable Journey

Combining Cognitive Training and Brain Stimulation: A Feasibility Study

Digital Mental Health: Recent Findings and New Directions

Person-Centered Approaches to Inpatient Care and Assertive Community Treatment

Cultural Awareness: The History of Mental Health

DBT: The State of the Science & Clinical Implications

National Partnership on Behavioral Health and Tobacco Use


Research Plenary (9:00AM – 10:30AM)

Science Improves Care For Early Serious Mental Illness: Advances and Opportunities

Special Workshop (1:00PM – 5:00PM)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis: What It Is, What It Does, and How You Can Help

Workshops Group F (1:30PM – 2:45PM)

Engaging Young Adults: How to Get Younger Populations Invested in NAMI

Federal Legislative Briefing and NAMI Policy Priorities

NAMI Connects: How to Implement and Secure Funding for The Next Level of Care in a Hospital Setting

Salesforce 101: NAMI 360 Training for States and Affiliates

Rule Changer: Your Event as an Advocacy Tool

NAMI Celebration and Awards Banquet

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