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NAMI Utah State Conference

The 2016 NAMI Utah State Conference, November 10, 2016 in Sandy, will gather more than 300 individuals living with mental health, family members, mental health professionals and the general public from across Utah. The conference educates, encourages and empowers a diverse community that is passionate about creating better lives for people affected by mental illness.

November 10, 2016
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Salt Lake Community College Larry H. Miller Compass – Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC)
9750 South 300 West │ Sandy │ Utah │ 84070

Morning Keynote:
This year’s conference keynote speaker is Nev Jones, Ph.D., a ground breaking mental health services researcher, community psychologist, peer advocate and policy consultant. Dr. Jones focus is on the sociocultural determinants of mental health, early intervention, health equity and community-based mental health services; including increased peer engagement and leadership, and greater attention to barriers clients face in educational and employment settings. She currently is the Director of Research and Evaluation at Felton Instituteworks, following a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Jones was among the earliest individuals with a mental health disorder in the US to receive services through a specialty early psychosis intervention program.

For more information contact Jennifer Vuich, Development and Marketing Director, at jenniferv@namiut.org or 801.869.2883,



Online Registration is closed. We will accept payment on site. 

The 2015 Annual State Conference will take place on November 10, 2015 at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City. For our 10th annual conference, we are planning a very remarkable educational and networking experience. You can download the Agenda here. On November 9, we will have a free screening of Bending Steel. Chris Wonder Schoeck will be in the audience for Q & A. 


8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Utah Cultural Celebration Center 

1355 West 3100 South West Valley City, UT 84119

Morning keynote speaker is Dr. Murphy, Medical Director for HCA Behavioral Health Services

Topic:Consumer-driven recovery: peer support in the hospital setting

Lunch keynote presenter Chris Wonder Schoeck, the protagonist from Bending Steel. He is a professional Old Time strongman and a peer. We will have a free screening of Bending steel on the evening of November 9, at the Salt Lake City Main Library. Chris will be in the audience for the Q&A. If you would like to attend the screening, please register here

NAMI Utah Press Release 

For any conference questions, please contact Francisca Blanc franciscab@namiut.org 801-869-2882

Online Registration is closed. We will accept payment on site. 

CEU - NAMI Annual State Conference has been approved by the NASW, Utah Chapter for 5 CEU's

Agenda Spanish Track 


Workshops by Track

Treatment and Recovery

Designed for professionals (CEU) while still accessible to consumers. Workshops include competent caring, trauma informed care, and how to avoid relapse.

Peer and Family

Designed for peers, family of individuals living with a mental health condition, and those who serve them. Workshops include peer and family panels, professionals in recovery, and recovery through fitness.


Designed for all conference goers. Workshops will highlight legislative updates regarding two major system game changers:  Medicaid Expansion and the Justice Reform Initiative. Other workshops include how best to advocate for improvements to our mental health system and NAMI Utah’s top legislative priorities.


Designed for professionals and others interested in suicide prevention. Become certified in a suicide prevention technique called Question, Persuade, Respond (QPR) and learn about NAMI Utah’s school based mental health education in schools. 


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