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June 13-16: NAMI National Convention in Orlando

Leading Experts, Consumers and Families to Address
Mental Health Recovery, Science, Policy Issues, including Florida perspectives

TV journalist Jane Pauley to receive award

June 3, 2008

WHO: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

WHEN: June 13-16, 2008

WHERE: Rosen Centre Hotel
              Orlando, FL

              9840 International Drive
              Orlando, Florida 32819
              Phone: (407) 996-9840 
WHY: Get the latest news on scientific research, innovative mental health programs, problems in the healthcare system, and human interest stories. Cover veterans, children and multicultural issues and hopes for recovery for all people living with PTSD, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other illnesses.



  • Jane Pauley, TV journalist
  • Thomas Insel, M.D., director, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Nora Volkow, M.D., Ph.D., director, National Institute on Drug Abuse


Topics for state and local stories:

  • Judge Steven Leifman, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County 
  • Judge Mark Speiser, 17th Judicial Circuit Court, Broward County 
  • Louis de la Parte, Department of Aging & Mental Health,
    Florida Mental Health Institute
    at the University of Southern Florida
  • VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8), Bay Pines
  • Polytrauma Center, VA Medical Center, Tampa
  • Florida Partners in Crisis, Orlando
  • Florida Borderline Personality Disorder Organization, St. Petersburg
  • GEO Care, Miami
  • Treasure Coast Forensic Treatment Center, Indiantown
  • South Florida Treatment and Evaluation Center, Miami
  • Vincent House, Pinellas Park 
  • Aspire Behavioral Health, Inc., Osceola


  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Medications
  • Mood Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • PTSD
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Kids Get to Ask the Doctor



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