Tuesday, June 6 Agenda

Concurrent Sessions

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.


11:00 am — 11:35 am ET

11:45 am — 12:45 pm ET

1:15 pm — 2:15 pm ET

2:30 pm — 3:30 pm ET

3:45 pm — 4:45 pm ET

11:00 AM – 11:35 AM

Online NAMICon Welcome Message

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Expanding First Response – Amplifying Alternatives to Policing & Uplifting Community-Led Models

Speakers: Anne Larsen, Charlotte Resing and Earl Miller, CPS

Providing a framework to build out community responder models in their neighborhoods, this session will highlight the issues and elevating the diversity of models across the country. The presenters will bring forth recommendations in building and supporting community-led models based on a holistic approach to redesigning mental health emergency response. Our panel will create space and conversations centering equity and racial justice within programs, with tangible lessons learned from the field.

NAMI Ambassadors: Using Their Platforms for Change

Panel: April Simpkins, Brooke Johnson, Brad Gage, Brittany McGowan and Rita Kamishiro

Moderator: Alessandra Torresani

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Shaping a sustainable protective pathway to youth mental and behavioral wellbeing

Speaker: Nadine Wilches LCSW CIMHP

Participants will be equipped with knowledge of the 5-Elements Model, an innovative, socioecological framework to reduce mental and behavioral health risks to youth. Learn how to use applied behavioral science models to strengthen wellbeing factors, addressing high-risk factors. Examine risk and needs assessment data, learn systemic strategic planning strategies to co-design protective solutions, and methods to engage local partnerships. Receive guidance on how to create a mentally healthier community for children and the adults supporting them.

Prescribed Psychedelics: Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em?

Speaker: Dr. Victoria Harris

This presentation offers a summary of cutting-edge research regarding the use of prescribed psychedelics in a variety of mental illness settings.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Microaggressions in the Workplace: How Burnout Shows Up & Ways to be Culturally Supportive

Speaker: Dr. Holly, LPC, NCC, CAADC, SAP

  • Define microaggressions, its 3 types, language and psychological impact.
  • Identify ways to address microaggressions, how to be culturally supportive and best practices on ways to eliminate microaggressions to ensure diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Apply targeted self-care to specific areas of burnout, describe untargeted self-care patterns and blocks in order to develop an intentional, targeted self-care routine.

Table Top! Using Games to Develop Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills

Speaker: Dr. Matt

This presentation will explore the neuropsychological underpinnings of the social and emotional difficulties in children and how those challenges might manifest. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs are designed to quantify and teach the skills for interpersonal interactions, self-regulation, emotional awareness, and prosocial communication. This presentation will model games that are effective in teaching these skills and empower teachers, parents, and students to implement them.

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Data-Informed Workplace Mental Health Strategy

Speaker: Dr. Serena Huang

Join a thought-provoking session on workplace mental health strategy. Dr. Serena Huang, a data analytics and HR executive with experience measuring workplace well-being in Fortune 500 companies, will inspire the participants to create effective strategies to improve employee mental health. Learning objectives include:

  • Get Started – Measuring Mental Health at Work
  • Understand Challenges Employees of Color Face
  • How Managers Can Prevent Burnout and Increase Belonging

Getting Real about Long-Acting Injectables: Experts and Individuals with Lived Experience Discuss LAIs

Moderator: Dr. Christine Crawford

This session features a panel discussion that offers a deep dive view into the lived experience of people who live with serious mental illness who leverage Long Acting Injectables (LAIs) as a treatment option. Moderated by NAMI’s Associate Medical Director, Dr. Christine Crawford, this roundtable will spread awareness and education on the LAI treatment and peoples’ experiences with it. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
4301 Wilson Blvd #300, Arlington, VA 22203