Information & Resources from the 2016 Annual NAMI Washington State Conference 

The Road to Recovery: Mental Health Matters
September 30th - October 2nd, 2016
Red Lion Hotel - Port Angeles, Washington
Hosted with NAMI Clallam County

NAMI Washington and NAMI Clallam County welcomed over 180 participants and 40 speakers from across the state for the annual state conference. We heard from state leaders with the Department of Social and Health Services Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, Western State Hospital, the Department of Corrections, as well as wonderful keynotes by Dr. Joshua Jones of the Olympic Medical Center and Jim Vollendroff of King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division. We were honored to welcome NAMI National Executive Director Mary Giliberti who travelled from Virginia to be with us. Saturday evening we recognized the retiring Senator James Hargrove with the NAMI Lifetime Public Service Award; Senator Hargrove championed the legislation which allows counties to pass a 1/10th of 1% tax to raise funds exclusively for mental health programs. We were excited to have our Friday plenary sessions recorded by TWV (link coming soon), and welcomed the Peninsula Daily News which published an article in their Sunday edition.  

You can find the final agenda and schedule here!

Download conference presentations by clicking on the presentation names below:

Pre-Conference Workshop: Mental Illness & The Justice System

Keynote: The Road To Recovery: Personal And Professional

From An Idea To Law: Championing Legislation

Stepping Up Initiative: Pacific County’s Collaborative for Jail Diversion

Opiate Addiction & Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Program in Clallam County

Recovery from Psychosis: Get Help Early

Here’s Hope: Assistive Technology Supporting Positive Mental Health

Saving Lives By Empowering Families: Understanding HIPPA - Gabay

Saving Lives By Empowering Families: Understanding HIPPA - Terry                          

The Many Voices of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Community Programs with the 1/10th of 1% Mental Health Sales Tax - Hoell
Community Programs with the 1/10th of 1% Mental Health Sales Tax – Tacoma Police Co-Responder Program

Treatment Approaches: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Neuropsychiatric Treatments and Ketamine - NAMI

Treatment Approaches: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Neuropsychiatric Treatments and Ketamine - Linehan

Embracing Complexity: Using Collective Impact in the Decriminalization of Mental Illness

Healing Mistrust within Systems

Suicide Prevention: Identification & Intervention

Population 20,000: Mental Health Services in a Small Town

Recovery through Storytelling and Writing - Agnello

Recovery through Storytelling and Writing - Bernat

Recovery through Storytelling and Writing - Volsky

Elements of Recovery Support and ADA Accommodations: Employment and Housing – Bennett-Perry

Elements of Recovery Support and ADA Accommodations: Employment and Housing – Richardson

Elements of Recovery Support and ADA Accommodations: Employment and Housing – Johns

Post Traumatic Growth: Seeing the Veteran Experience through a New Lens

The LGBT + Mental Health: Best Practices In Serving A Community At Risk

Spiritual Support for Mental Illness

Towards Healing in Hoarding: Working with Families and Professionals

Breakthroughs in Intervention - Diversion Programs at Work in Washington - Cable

Breakthroughs in Intervention - Diversion Programs at Work in Washington - Johnson

Hearing Voices: How Self-Acceptance and Advocacy can Support Recovery

State Updates TVW video - WISe Data Dashboard

CODE: The Movie (Correctional Officer De-Escalation Education) can be purchased at http://codethemovie.org/buy-code/

NAMI Washington thanks Nancy Winberg for design of the annual conference logo