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What better place to celebrate the Fourth of July than in our nation's capital!

We've planned our 2010 National Convention program to end on the evening of July 3rd which gives you all day on the Fourth to enjoy the sights and sounds of one the country's best celebrations.

So, make your travel plans now and join us in Washington, DC!

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Nancy Kehoe

Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Nancy Clare Kehoe recognized that the spiritual issues of individuals living with mental illness were being either entirely ignored or misinterpreted as pathology.

She began now-famous spiritual issues group that has since served as a value-and spirit-based guide for many men and women who live with mental illness.

Now, Dr. Kehoe will share her experiences and insights at a symposium at NAMI's 2010 National Convention.

Her aim is to teach NAMI members how to lead faith communities of all denominations toward an understanding of mental illness and how to become a welcoming community for people with these disorders.

Dr. Kehoe is the author of Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness and the Journey to Wholeness and is a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance.

For more information on Dr. Kehoe and her pioneering work, click here.

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A symposia at the convention will examine issues critical to individuals diagnosed with mental illness, their loved ones, caregivers and advocates.

The symposia will include:

  • Integrating mental health care in primary care.
  • Parity: What happens next?
  • Models for meaningful employment for individuals living with mental illness.
  • The importance of cultural competence in a changing world.
  • Building an effective children's mental health system.
  • Family-to-Family as an evidence-based practice.
  • Decriminalization: The case for justice reinvestment.
  • Veterans: Mental health and the military.
  • Expanding access to affordable housing.

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Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Washington D.C.

Within blocks of the hotel, you will find some of the city's finest museums, historic homes, ethnic restaurants, unique bookstores and private art galleries.

Dozens of foreign embassies are scattered throughout the neighborhood, and the National Zoo is just one Metro stop away.

The area has also long been one of D.C.'s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender centers.

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There are just a couple of weeks left to take advantage of substantial discounts on convention registration fees.

Our biggest discounts of the year will end on January 1!

Register now and pay only $175 for a full convention registration ($225 for non-members).

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