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Mental Health America's Annual Conference
Registration for Mental Health America’s 2016 Annual Conference: Media, Messaging and Mental Health is officially open! Take advantage of Early Bird Rates!
MHA's 2016 Annual Conference: Media, Messaging and Mental Health will take an in-depth look at the impact and influence of media and the entertainment industry on the complex issues of mental health and mental illness. With a particular focus on the entertainment industry, the digital landscape, and the press, we will explore the good and the bad of portrayals on the big and small screen; how the digital landscape is revolutionizing how we deal with mental health; how celebrity can be used to influence the conversation; how messaging and language can sometimes contribute to and perpetuate the destructive stigma and discrimination of people living with mental illness; and how mental health advocates can work together to change the conversation. Check out the fantastic agenda!
Actor and mental health advocate Ashley Judd is serving as Chair of the 2016 Annual Conference Honorary Committee. Joining her on the Committee* and lending their name in support of MHA are Senator Christopher Murphy, Senator Michael Enzi, Senator Chuck Grassley, Representative Doris Matsui, Representative Grace Napolitano, Representative Paul Tonko, Doreen Gentzler, Angie Goff, Terrie Williams, Celinda Lake, Garen Staglin, Shari Staglin and Brandon Staglin, and Glennon Doyle Melton. (*As of February 2016)
And for the first time, MHA will host a film festival on June 9! MHA Film Festival: Exploring the World o fMental Health Through Film will showcase short and full-length films exploring the different aspects of mental illness, addiction and recovery. Panel discussions will follow.
Interested in sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising at the 2016 conference? There are multiple opportunities! Learn more here!