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NAMI Utah State Conference

Information about the 2017 NAMI Utah Conference coming soon.

The 2016 conference was held on November 10, 2016 at Salt Lake City Community College Larry H. Miller Campus

The 2016 NAMI Utah State Conference gathered more than 300 individuals living with mental health, family members, mental health professionals and the general public from across Utah. The conference educates, encourages and empowers a diverse community that is passionate about creating better lives for people affected by mental illness.


Click here for the 2016 NAMI Utah Conference Program


Morning Keynote:
This year’s conference keynote speaker is Nev Jones, Ph.D., a ground breaking mental health services researcher, community psychologist, peer advocate and policy consultant. Dr. Jones focus is on the sociocultural determinants of mental health, early intervention, health equity and community-based mental health services; including increased peer engagement and leadership, and greater attention to barriers clients face in educational and employment settings. She currently is the Director of Research and Evaluation at Felton Instituteworks, following a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Jones was among the earliest individuals with a mental health disorder in the US to receive services through a specialty early psychosis intervention program.

Afternoon Speaker:
Ann Edwards Cannon is a writer, columnist, creative writing teacher and a longtime supporter of NAMI Utah. She is a peer who shares her story with humor, heart and hope. She has written several children’s and young adult novels under the name A. E. Cannon. She is a newspaper columnist writing Salt Lake Tribune. Her first young adult novel, Cal Cameron by Day, Spider-Man by Night, won the Delacorte Press Prize for an outstanding first young adult novel. Subsequent young adult novels, such as Amazing Gracie and The Shadow Brothers, have been named to the American Library Association’s Best Books list.

For more information contact Jennifer Vuich, Development and Marketing Director, at jenniferv@namiut.org or 801.869.2883.



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