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2016 Annual Conference Speaker Presentations

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Did you miss our 2016 Annual Conference: Media, Messaging and Mental Health? Check out some of the great presentations below!

Pre-Conference Activities: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Integration of Peer Support into Routine Health Care Delivery
Mental Health America’s Nationally Accredited Peer Support Certification
Reducing Negative Attitudes Directed Towards Peer Staff and Leveraging Peers’ Lived Experience: Guidance for Providers

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (Day 1)

2016 Annual Conference Opening Session and Luncheon
Paul Gionfriddo, CEO

Breakout Sessions

Non-Fiction and Reporting
Surviving Trauma and the Impact on Mental Health
Jimmie Briggs, Dr. Tama Lane

The World of Digital
Managing Mental Health: Let's Blog About It
Kimberly Zapata, Natasha Tracy, Douglas Cootey

Thursday, June 9, 2016 (Day 2)

Breakout Sessions

The Power of Storytelling
Using Art to Challenge Stigma: The Stories of Kristin and Elisif
Peter Bruun, Sharon Strouse 

The Power of Storytelling
Mental Health and its Impact Across Cultural Groups: A Closer Look
Tommy Ghost Dog, Paulina Fuentes Moad, Sitawa Wafula

Non-Fiction and Reporting
Language Matters: Rethinking our Words About the Experience Called Mental Illness
Donna Hardaker

The Power of Storytelling
Activism Through Storytelling
Paul Falcone, Rachel Griffin, Marissa Betley

The Power of Stoytelling
Mental Illness: A Laughing Matter!
John Shuchart

Friday, June 10, 2016 (Day 3)

Plenary Session

Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention
Joshua Horwitz

Breakout Sessions

The Power of Storytelling
Mental Health and Comic Books: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D.

Non-Fiction and Reporting
Pitching and Placing Your Mental Health Message to Media
Jeanette Porter, Laura Marshall, Kristin Battista-Frazee

Non-Fiction and Reporting
Responsible Reporting and Portrayals: Best Practices within Diversity and Beyond
Lucy Wilmer, Sam Nickels, Jose Campos



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