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Join us in New Orleans with our great lineup of presenters, speakers and researchers.
Actor, NAMI Ambassador
Clark Gregg has screen credits for his work in "Iron Man," "Thor," "The Avengers" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." We're happy to have him speak at the Convention Plenary on Thursday, June 28th, where he'll draw a comparison between his personal and family experiences with mental illness and his onscreen super-hero experiences as an actor and director in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Adam Grabowski, national campus entertainment hit and "America's Got Talent" finalist, brings his humor and heart to the NAMI National Convention. Adam uses his personal experience with depression and anxiety to open a dialogue about mental health and fight stigma with his #SAYITANYWAY campaign. He joins us at the NAMI Awards Banquet on Saturday, June 30th.
NAMI Talks Speaker
Brooke Johnson is the reigning Miss Alaska USA and national ambassador for NAMI. Passionate and motivated by her personal experience with self-harm, anxiety and depression, Brooke is working with young women to raise awareness about mental health and reject bullying with her Crowning Confidence campaign. Check out Brooke's blog: Being the Person My 13-Year-Old Self Needed.
Thursday, June 28
Dr. Douglas Turkington, Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry, Newcastle University, UK and Dr. David Kingdon, Professor of Mental Health Care Delivery at the University of Southampton, UK
Dr. Turkington and Dr. Kingdon deliver cutting edge, evidence-based techniques for family caregivers by sharing:
Friday, June 29
Dr. Jordan Wassertheil Smoller, Associate Chief for Research, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Dept. of Psychiatry and Director, Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, MGH Center of Genomic Medicine
Over the past decade, advances in genetic research have given us a better picture of how genes, environment, and their interplay contribute to mental health and illness. This update will try to answer frequently asked questions including:
Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI Medical Director
Technology is rapidly changing the world. People use the Internet at home and on their phones to do everything from gather information to perform everyday tasks. Google has positioned itself as a leader in providing trustworthy information and simple self-screening tools. This update will try to answer: