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NAMI Utah State Conference 2018

Registration for Students, NAMI Members, General, and Professionals (CEUs)

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Scholarship Application:

If you would benefit from this educational and exciting conference and cannot meet the full expense of the registration fee, please complete this scholarship application and submit by October 1, 2018. The scholarship application form is in pdf format. Please print the form and fill it out by hand. Please send the form to NAMI Utah, Attn: Sue Weaver, 1600 W 2200 S STE 202, West Valley City, UT 84119, or you can scan and email the completed form to suew@namiut.org.

The Scholarship Application Form can be found here.


Nominations for NAMI Utah Awards:

If you would like to nominate someone special for the NAMI Utah Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Facilitator, Outstanding Advocate, or The Vicki Cottrell Commitment Award, here's the Nomination Form.

For CIT Officer of the Year Award:

Nominate Here.


Salt Lake Community College, Miller Campus

9750 S 300 W, Sandy, UT 84070

Check-in and Registration: 8 am

Continental Breakfast: 8 - 9 am

Keynote: 9 - 10 am

Morning Break-outs: 10:15 - 12:30 pm

Lunch: 12:30 - 12:50 pm

Awards Ceremony & Annual Meeting: 12:50 - 2:00

Afternoon Break-outs: 2:30 - 4:45 pm

Schedule subject to change

Dr. Brian C. Miller, Keynote Speaker. "Stronger in the Broken Places: Foundations of Wellness 

"Whether you are experiencing a serious mental illness, or are a family member of someone who is; the foundation of wellness is realizing that it is possible even with symptoms, even with problems, even with an uncertain course.   Everyone, as Hemingway said, is broken.  But some of us get stronger in the broken places. This presentation will focus on what we know about the foundations for living well with a serious mental illness.  Everything changes when we realize that what makes a life of wellness for a person with a mental illness is no different than what makes anyone's life whole.  The key is to avoid becoming hypnotized into focusing exclusively on the illness.  And isn't that what recovery is all about?" 

Break-out Speakers include:

Research: Jon-Kar Zubieta, M.D. PhD, William H. and Edna Stimson Presidential Endowed Chair of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, Brain and Behavior,  University of Utah School of Medicine

Forensics: Dallas Earnshaw, Administrator, Utah State Hospital

Nurtured Heart: Wendy Mair, NAMI Utah

Making the Most of Being a Senior: Pat Wilson, Retired and Senior Volunteers Advisory Council, Salt Lake County

Improved Health Outcomes through Movement: Laura Joesten and Eric Oba, Recreation Therapists, Intermountain Healthcare 

NIH/NIMH Research Update: Jackie Rendo, Mentoring Program Director, Criminal Justice Advocate, NAMI Utah

Expressive Therapies within Mental Health, Tony Ollerton, Board Certified Music Therapist

Creating Safety -- Suicide Prevention for Peer Support and Para Professionals: Benèe Larsen, Prevention Specialist, NAMI Utah

NAMI Utah Progression and Basics: Robin Holcomb, Programs Director, NAMI Utah

Voting Access: Sherri Newton, Disability Law Center

2018 Conference Sponsored By:
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For more information contact Sue Weaver, Development and Marketing Director, at suew@namiut.org or 801.869.2883.


* Disclaimer

The information available through the NAMI Utah Conference and on NAMIUT.org website is presented in summary form as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the knowledge, skill, and judgment of qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians and health care professionals. This information has been obtained from sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, NAMI Utah makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this information. Should you have any health, medical or disability questions or concerns, please consult a physician or other health care professional. This information is neither complete nor exhaustive and does not cover all disabilities, diseases, illnesses and physical conditions or their management or treatment.

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If you have an emergency, please call 911.

If you or someone you love is in need of suicide prevention support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit the website for more info.

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Resources are also available on the Utah Department of Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health website.