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2018 State Conference

SAVE THE DATE!

Theme – THRIVE: Navigating the Journey

$85.00 Thursday session/$85.00 Friday session
$150.00 both days (save $20.00)
$25.00 Thursday lunch/$25.00 Friday lunch

A limited number of conference scholarships are available for NAMI Peers (living with a severe mental illness)

     

***We are in the process of getting approval for CEUs. We expect to offer 5 contact hours for each day of the conference. No additional fees for Social Work or DMH CEUs, but there will be a small fee for any teacher CEUs (amount TBA).***

Conference Email Address: stateconference@namims.org


Award Nominations Due May 1, 2018 at 5 p.m.


Hotel Reservations:

This year’s host hotel is the Westin Jackson.

407 South Congress St., Jackson, MS 39201 | Phone: (601) 968-8200

  • Guests can book, modify or cancel reservations from February 21, 2018 to May 19, 2018.
  • Group rate available until April 17, 2018.  Subject to availability.
  • Rates:
    Rooms Single Rate Double Rate
     Traditional Double (TD) $139 $139
     Traditional King (TK) $139 $139

    Rates do not include applicable taxes, currently 11% state tax and $0.75 occupancy tax. No automatic or mandatory charges are tips, gratuities, or services charges for employees, unless otherwise expressly stated.

    Check-in/Check-out: Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is noon. Hotel will make every effort to accommodate requests, but cannot guarantee an early check in or late departure.

    Cut-off Date: The “cut-off date” for reserving rooms is 5 p.m. on April 17, 2018. After the cut-off date, Hotel may accept additional reservations subject to prevailing rates and availability.

    Individual Call In:  Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling the Hotel Reservations at 1-800-937-8461 or via online www.westinjackson.comEach individual must ask for group reservations and identify themselves as members of the MS National Alliance of Mental Illness 2018 Annual Conference to receive the group rate. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first-night room deposit and guaranteed with a major credit card.

    If an individual with a guaranteed reservation does not check in or cancels the reservation less than three (3) days prior to arrival, the individual’s one night’s rate will be forfeited or the credit card on record will be charged for one night.

    Early Departure Fee: An early departure fee of one night’s room and tax will apply if an attendee checks out prior to the checkout date.


Confirmed Speakers:

 

Tiffany Anderson-Washington, Coordinator of Mobile Crisis Response
Hinds Behavioral Health Services

 

Sadie Bennett-Ross, Youth Engagement Coordinator
NFusion Metro

 

Dr. Teri Brister, Director of Information & Support
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

 

Daisy Carter, Executive Director
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of the Central Mississippi Area, Inc.

 

Donna Christmas, Clinical Care Coordinator/Mental Health Therapist
NFusion Metro

 

Al A. Cervantes, Coordinator of the Forrest/Lamar County PACT Team
Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources, Region XII Community Mental Health Center

 

Bishop Ronnie C. Crudup, Sr., Senior Pastor
New Horizon Church International

 

Vicki DeMoney, Executive Director
Crossroads Ministries

 

Dr. Ragan Downey, Grant Evaluator/Staff Development Coordinator
Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources

 

Lauren Elliott, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

Michelle Ellison, RN

 

Linda Foley, Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator and Grant Writer
Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources

 

Lori Hodges, Certified Peer Support Specialist
Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources

 

Joy Hogge, Executive Director
Families As Allies of Mississippi

 

Dr. LaQuita Johnson, Founder
Define Your Destiny

 

Javis Jones, Social Marketing Communication Coordinator
NFusion Metro

 

Chris Marcell, Mental Health Advocate and Support Group Lead
NAMI Gulf Coast

 

Brett Mayfield, Board President
NAMI Mississippi

 

Diana Mikula, Executive Director
Mississippi Department of Mental Health

 

Henry Moore, Lead Family Partner
Families as Allies of Mississippi

 

Dr. Rita Porter, Director of Adult Services
Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources

 

Molly Portera, Director of Suicide Prevention and Outreach
Mississippi Department of Mental Health

 

Marshall Ramsey, editorial cartoonist and author
Clarion-Ledger

 

Dr. Thomas Recore
Psychiatrist

 

Dr. Bradford Smith, licensed psychologist and director
Belhaven University’s Institute for International Care and Counsel

 

Jamie Tedford

 

Tameka Tobias, Executive Director
NAMI Mississippi

 

Jill Walsh, Affiliate Secretary
NAMI Meridian

 

Randall Williams, Affiliate Representative and State Trainer
NAMI Vicksburg

 

Tiffany Williams, Mental Health Therapist
Hope Haven Residential

 

Sitaniel Wimbley, Program Director
NAMI Mississippi

 

Monica Wolters, Peer Support Specialist
Hinds Behavioral Health Services PACT Team

 

Dr. Shani Collins Woods
Inspirational author, freelance writer and speaker


Confirmed Panelists:

Jewel Hillery, Director of Development and Marketing for The Redeemer’s School
and reporter for 16 WAPT News

 

Wendy Mahoney, Executive Director
Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence

 

Lauren Parker, Mental Health Advocacy and Public Policy Intern
NAMI Mississippi

 

Erin Pickens, Morning Anchor
16 WAPT News

Anna Wolfe, Health Watchdog Reporter
The Clarion-Ledger

 

Latasha Willis, Community Outreach Specialist
NAMI Mississippi

 


Confirmed Sponsors:

 

Platinum Supporter:

Mississippi Department of Mental Health

 

Silver Sponsor:

Canopy Children’s Solutions

 

Communicare

 


General Sponsor:

Baptist Health Foundation


Confirmed Exhibitors:
Association of Mississippi Peer Support Specialists (AMPSS)

 

Hinds Behavioral Health Services

Dr. Billy Kim International Center, Belhaven University

1500 Peachtree St.
Jackson
MS
39202
United States
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Website: https://www.belhaven.edu/careandcounsel/index.htm

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