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NAMI Mississippi’s 2019 State Conference

NAMI Mississippi Turns 30: The Journey Continues


This year, we are also hosting a 30th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, May 16 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Purchase your gala ticket with registration and save $20 (reg. $75)

$125.00 Thursday, May 16, 2019
$125.00 Friday, May 17, 2019 

$280.00 Two-Day Conference includes Gala Ticket

$55.00 NAMI MS Gala Ticket for sponsors (see packet below)

A limited number of conference scholarships are available for NAMI Peers living with a mental illness. Contact your local NAMI affiliate representative for details.


On-site registration accepted.


Conference Email Address:


Registration, hotel and logistics questions can be answered by Amanda Prevost, Community Outreach Coordinator at 601-899-9058 (CT) or

Content and agenda questions can be answered by contacting Tameka Tobias, Executive Director at 601-899-9058 (CT) or stateoffice@namims.orgExhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Tameka.



Hotel Reservations:

This year’s host hotel is the Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson Downtown-Coliseum.

320 Greymont Ave., Jackson, MS 39202 | Phone: (601) 352-1700

Amenities include:

• Free hot breakfast offered daily.

• Free high-speed WiFi access in the lobby and all guest rooms.

• Guests have the option to earn both HHonors points and airline miles.


Rooms Rate
 Standard $109
 Suite $109


Check-in/Check-out: Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is noon.


Method of ReservationPOG; Rooming List; Individual Call-In.


Cut-off DateGuest rooms will be held until 5:00 p.m. Central Time on May 1, 2019. Guest rooms not confirmed at that time will be released and space will be subject to availability.


Billing Instructions: Each guest will be responsible for their own charges. All charges will be routed to the master account. Room and tax will be charged to the master account, incidentals on own.


Cancellation PolicyTo avoid a cancellation fee of the first night’s room and tax. written notice must be received by May 10, 2019. (for individual bookings)


Hotel Policies available here.


 Exhibitor Registration Info

Exhibitor Package Includes:

  • Two days of conference networking
  • Lunch ticket
  • One 6-foot table with two chairs – tablecloth not included
  • Recognition on social media and the website
  • Does NOT include CEU hour registration
  • $350 for profit, $250 nonprofit


See the preliminary agenda details below.


Full Conference Schedule

Thursday/May 16th

7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration/Information Desk Open

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Opening Plenary Session

9:45 am – 10:45 am
3 Concurrent Workshops – Session 1

11:00 am – 12:10
3 Concurrent Workshops – Session 2

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch Plenary (Movie Screening)

2:00 pm – 3:30 3
Concurrent Workshops – Session 3

3:45pm – 4:30
Closing Plenary – Movie Screening & Guided Discussion

6:00 – 9:00 pm
NAMI MS Turns 30 Gala – Bridlewood, Madison, MS

Friday/May 17th

7:30 am – noon
Registration/Information Desk Open

8:30 am – 9:30 am
3 Concurrent Workshops – Session 4

9:45 am – 10:45 am
3 Concurrent Workshops – Session 5

12:00 am – 1:30 pm
Lunch Plenary – Ask the Advocate

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
3 Concurrent Workshops – Session 6

3:45pm – 4:30
Closing Plenary

Confirmed Speakers:


Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Coordinator of Mobile Crisis Response
Hinds Behavioral Health Services


Wendy Bailey
Mississippi Department of Mental Health


Aurora Baugh
Mississippi Department of Mental Health


Sherry Bouldin
Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Mental Health Therapist
NAMI . Mississippi Board Member at Large


Jenny Drake


Ashton Farr


Brent Hurley
Mississippi Department of Mental Health


Kim Kavalsky


Katrina Kimble


Tasha Locke


Lorenzo Lewis


Deloris McGee


Leah Pylate


Jessica Seebeck


Dr. Mangle Shanks


Dr. Anitra Shelton-Quinn


Aaron Thomas


Monica Wolters, CPSS
Hinds Behavioral Health Services


Melody Worsham


Confirmed Panelists:



Joy Hogge
Families As Allies



Zakiya Summers
ACLU Mississippi



Ta’Shia Gordon
Mississippi Attorney General Representative

Confirmed Sponsors: TBA

Confirmed Exhibitors: TBA

Special Thanks to…

Belhaven University

Dr. Billy Kim International Center, Belhaven University

1500 Peachtree St.
United States
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