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2008 Highlights

NAMI Convention Photos: June 16, 2008

Janice Cooper, Ph.D.

Janice Cooper, Ph.D. speaks out about the state of children's mental health during the morning session Unclaimed Children Revisited.

Laura Thomas, executive director, NAMI Illinois, shares best practices during NAMI Connection: Supporting Consumers in Recovery Everywhere, Everyday

Connection Supporting Consumers in Recovery

Attendees explore evidence-based practices and the opportunities and challenges they present to achieve quality multicultural mental health treatment.

NAMI brought together leaders of the VA healthcare system in Florida to explain how the VA is addressing the challenges of providing mental health services to current veterans and the tens of thousands of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD and other injuries.

VA at War
GLBT consumers

Attendees at the afternoon session The Road to Recovery for GLBT Consumers

Joe Powell, executive director of the Association of Persons Affected by Addiction, Dallas, speaks about the the importance of spirituality and faith in the African American community.

Joe Powell
Ashley Panaggio Miss City Beautiful (Greater Orlando region), Ashley Panaggio co-emceed this year's closing banquet, and shared her story of hope and recovery.

Jane Pauley, TV journalist and author of Skywriting: My Life in Blue, accepts the Rona and Ken Purdy Award for her contributions to public education and ending stigma.

Jane Pauley
Elyn Saks

Emcee Ken Duckworth, M.D. presents NAMI's Outstanding Media Award for Literature to Elyn Saks for her compelling memoir The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness.

Board President Anand Pandya, M.D., Kelley Weiss, winner of NAMI's Outstanding Media Award for News Reporting, and Mike Fitzpatrick, NAMI executive director.

Kelly Weiss, Media Award for News Reporting


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