All times are Eastern Time (ET)
Videos are only available to view during the times listed.
Recordings will be made available to attendees after NAMICon.
10:00 am — 11:00 am ET
11:15 am — 12:15 pm ET
12:30 pm — 1:30 pm ET
1:45 pm — 2:45 pm ET
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm ET
10 AM – 11 AM
Social Media & Mental Health Panel
Moderator: Lindsey Brown
Sit down with key social media platforms & creators as we discuss social media and its impact, influence and uses around mental health. What effects do these growing platforms have on our brains – especially youth and young adults. How are these platforms are promoting self-care, community, and growth? How can you do the same? Join us and be part of the conversation!
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
The Legal & Policy Fight for Equitable, Affordable Mental Health Care
Speakers: Katie Dzurec, JD, MPA, Caroline Reynolds and David Lloyd
Insurer tactics & impact on care
- Illegal claim denials
- Low reimbursements
- ERISA’s role
- Protections for patients/providers
- Mental Health Parity Act obligations
- Legal & policy action
- Case updates & implications
- Efforts to change public policy
- Fighting back
- How to protect patient/provider rights
Developing the Workforce for Crisis Response: Community Behavioral Health Crisis Responders
Speaker: Leah Pope, PhD, Amy C Watson and Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.
A review of the values and core competencies for Community Behavioral Health Crisis Responders to ensure they are prepared to provided safe, compassionate, and effective crisis support without law enforcement unless crime or safety-related risks are present. Learn about current crisis workforce constraints and how a competency-based approach can support workforce diversification and expansion.
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
The Impact of Veteran Treatment Courts and How to Utilize Them
Speaker: Joel Ojida and David Kendrick, Jr.
Learn how and why Veteran Treatment Courts (VTC) were established. The will learn about the effectiveness of the court and its shortcomings.
Employment Rights of People with Mental Health Impairments: Updates and Answers from EEOC and Wage
Speaker: Maria Flores
Seasoned agency experts will conduct a plain-speak, interactive discussion on the workplace rights of workers with mental health impairments and coverage/protection for caregivers. Learn about:
- Illegal employment discrimination
- Reasonable accommodations & medical inquiries/exams under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
- Leave issues, including FMLA
- How to file a complaint with EEOC and/or WHD
- No-cost agency resources
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Advocacy Tips from a School Superintendent to Support Mental Health Programs at your Child’s School
Speaker: Dr. Kari McGann and Danielle Hamblin
Education & community leaders must come together to develop a continuation of a multi-tiered system of support to target the social, emotional, & mental health needs of students. Participants will learn ways to partner with their child’s school district to provide levels of intervention. Those who attend this session will learn steps to advocate for programs at their child’s school to support their child’s mental health. Participants will learn strategies to implement at home and at school.
Fireside Chat: Biden-Harris Administration Focus on Mental Health
Speakers: Andrea Palm, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
3 PM – 4 PM
Project Blackbird – film screening & panel
Moderator:Paula Edwards-Gayfield LCMHCS, LPC, CEDS-S, Regional Assistant Vice President – The Renfrew Centers
Panelists: Kendra Williams, Alexandra Milewich and Chris Hubbard
Workplace Mental Health Panel
Panelists: Rob Weber, Chief People Officer for Hostess Brands and Kelly Carter, Director of Media & Public Relations for The Hartford
Moderator: Darcy Gruttadaro