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The 2019 Annual Conference: Dueling Diagnoses: Mental Health and Chronic Conditions in Children and Adults

June 13-15, 2019
Washington, DC

Each year, MHA's Annual Conference brings together affiliates, consumers, providers, family members and advocates from across the country to talk about important and emerging mental health issues. The 2019 Mental Health America Annual Conference, taking place in Washington, DC from June 13-15, 2019, is themed Dueling Diagnoses: Mental Health and Chronic Conditions in Children and Adults.


2019 Call for Proposals coming September 20!

MHA has chosen Dueling Diagnoses: Mental Health and Chronic Conditions in Children and Adults as our conference theme because of its relevance to providers and advocates across the health spectrum.

There is increasing awareness that people with chronic conditions often have both traditional physical and mental health concerns at the same time. Some believe that mental health conditions, like depression, are simply the natural result of having serious physical health conditions, like cancer or heart disease.

This way of thinking is too simple. Not everyone with a physical health condition also has a mental health condition, and people who first have a mental health condition often develop physical health conditions later. Some research shows that some of the same underlying factors, like inflammation or stress or unhealthy environments, may play a role in both, and we know that each may influence the other.

Start thinking about what you or your organization could potentially contribute to the event – and consider submitting a proposal. More details about our 2019 Call for Proposals will be announced in September in News From National. Last year, we set a record with 100+ submitted proposals, so make sure you don’t miss your chance to be part of the action!

MHA will not settle for the answers of the past in mental health care and treatment. We believe in taking charge of a brighter future—where there is always hope. If you do too, then this is a conference you don’t just have to attend, this is a conference you want to attend.

Why Attend? Allow us to give recap of all the cool stuff that happened in 2018 to show you this is the one conference you want to attend!  

Hear from incredible breakout speakers like Olympic gold medalist and Word Cup Star, Abby Wambach and Cynthia Germanotta of the Born This Way Foundation. 

Be inspired by award winners like 2018 Clifford W. Beers Award winner, Jennifer Marshall of This is My Brave and the incredible Charlie and Hannah Lucas, creators of the NotOk app and winners of the 2018 mPower award. 

 Visit the MHA bookstore and stock up on your favorite MHA merch. 

Meet great people and participate in phenomenal breakouts; just look what one attendee had to say, "It was an honor to be selected to participate as a speaker and lead a workshop with my colleagues at this years conference.  The MHA Staff made us feel like part of the family.  The caliber of Keynote Speakers was top notch. The attention to detail throughout the conference blew me away!! Y'all ROCK!!!!"

Registration will be open in the coming weeks, be the first to know when our Call for Proposals and registration is open by signing up for News from National here.

Questions about the Annual Conference?

Contact us at or (703) 684-7722.

500 Montgomery Street, Suite 820
 Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone (703) 684.7722

Toll Free (800) 969.6642

Fax (703) 684.5968

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