Wednesday, June 7 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.

10:00 am — 11:00 am ET

11:15 am — 12:15 am 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 ET

NAMI Next Gen Panel Discussion

Panelists: Sophie Szew, Davy Yue, Meredith Rassio and Rishika Rohtagi

Moderator: Dominique Freeman

Join this engaging panel discussion on youth mental health from NAMI’s NextGen Advisory Group. The panel discusses mental health challenges considering Covid-19 pandemic, increasing research of the negative impacts of social media, and external pressures such as school and friend groups. The session also provides attendees with different approaches for improving youth mental health.

Click here for more information about NAMI Next Gen.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM ET

Fireside Chat with Kenneth Cole and Dan Gillison

Join us for a discussion with renowned designer, social activist, and visionary Kenneth Cole. Along with NAMI CEO Dan Gillison, they will discuss launching Kenneth’s Mental Health Coalition during the COVID-19 crisis. NAMI is proud to be part of the Coalition which seeks to end the debilitating stigma surrounding mental health and change the way people talk about, and care for, mental illness. Discover how Kenneth’s influence is inspiring other brands to join our movement!

12:30 – 1:30 PM ET

Bake It Till You Make It: Exploring the Use of Creativity in Mental Health Conversations with Youth

Speaker: Dayna Altman, MPH

This session will use the framework of the mental health presentation “Baking it Till You Make it” to better understand the way in which creative approaches to cultivate non-threatening mental health conversation can create lasting change. “Bake it Till You Make it” is a one hour cooking demonstration in which I share my mental health lived experience using ingredients as metaphors. This presentation, seen by hundreds of youth, has transformed the way mental health is understood.

Building a Strong Bench: CEO & Board Succession Planning

Speaker: Todd Donovan

According to Board Source, in 2015, only 34% of Boards had a formal working succession plan. A written “planned” and “unplanned” succession plan helps protect your organization from instability and possibly collapse. In this session, participants will learn:

  • The Board’s responsibility to provide a succession plan.
  • Preparing for the departure: outlining responsibilities, maintaining the strategic plan, and supporting an interim CEO/Board President.

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM ET

The Power of Peer Support for Military and Veteran Caregivers

Speaker: Melissa Johnson

There are approximately 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers in the U.S. These caregivers sacrifice time, money, careers, and social activities to provide care to a loved one due to wounds, illness, injuries, and/or aging. Caregiving can be isolating as the care recipient’s needs take the majority of the caregiver’s time and energy. Peer support offers caregivers an opportunity to connect and engage with others with similar lived experiences to reduce isolation and improve wellbeing.

I’m Not Broken; Don’t Fix Me: Disability Justice and Mental Health Care

Speaker: Abbie Shain

This session explores mental health work in the context of justice movements around disability and inclusion. Beginning with a historical perspective, we trace the emergence of the Disability Rights movement, the social and medical models of disability, and the disability justice movement and how they impact/ed people’s experiences of mental illness, mental healthcare, and the changing role of providers in the healing landscape.

3 PM – 4 PM ET

The New Mental Disorder Prevalence Study: The Rates of Mental Disorders in the United States

Speakers: Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H., Claudia Rahman and Natalie Bareis

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