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Mental Health America's Annual Conference
MHA's 2016 Annual Conference: Media, Messaging and Mental Health was a huge success! Over 500 mental health advocates joined MHA in Alexandria, VA to 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 explored 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 some of the speaker presentations and see the photos!
NEW! Mark your calendars for MHA's 2017 Annual Conference: Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll, occurring June 14-16, 2017 in Washington, DC. With a theme like this, Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll will be a conference you won't want to miss!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 ANNUAL SPONSORS!