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Agenda At A Glance

Tuesday, June 13: Pre-Conference Day for MHA Affiliates
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Affiliate-Only Preconference Sessions
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Affiliate-Only Reception
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Affiliate Executive Directors Reception
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Affiliate Executive Directors Dinner
Wednesday, June 14
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. MHA National Board Meeting (By Invitation Only)
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MHA Delegate Assembly (Affiliates Only)
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Opening Session (Speakers TBA)
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
The Connection Between Sexual Trauma and Mental Illness (Speakers: Crystal Mitchell and Mishawn Glover)
Successes, Challenges and Opportunities in Tackling the Heroin Crisis (Speakers: Rep. Lou Lang, Jud DeLoss, Heather O'Donnell)
Blue Monk: The Reception History of a Jazz Giant (Speakers: Mark Mahoney, Kate Mahoney)
Cannabis: Facts, Myths and Mental Health (Speakers: Christina Keelan, Elizabeth Elliott, Molly Hall)
Many Voices of Recovery: A Multimedia Experience (Speakers: Malkia Newman, Soliana Berhane, Andrew Parrish)

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Keynote: Michelle Williams
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Clifford Beers Society Reception (By Invitation Only)
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Clifford Beers Awards Dinner (Awardees: TBA)
Musical Performance by Maya Kuper & Paul McComas of the Dayna Clay Band 

Thursday, June 15
7:30 a.m.  Registration opens
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 2017 Legislator Awards (Awardees: TBA)
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Sexual Assault on Campus: A Public Relations Analysis (Speaker: Caroline Laurin)
Harm Reduction 101 (Speakers: Mark Jennings, Jessica Nagel, Guyton Colantuano)
Intimate Relationships and Mental Illness (Speakers: Lenese Stephens, Beverley Francis-Gibson)

Smashing Stigma: How Canadian Musicians and Artists are Altering the Conversation (Shelley Mayer, David Brouitt)
When A Loved One Comes Out: The Family, Society, and Mental Health Implications (Speakers: Wesley Davison, Nicole Avallone)
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
Innovation in Suicide Prevention Research and Practice with LGBTQ Youth (Speakers: David Bond, Jeremy Goldbach)
Very Special K - A Little Goes a Long Way (Speakers: Dr. Alison McInnes, Dr. Mason Turner)
Song of Compassion: Supporting Musicians and Access to Care (Speakers: Kate Hardy, Amelia Lehto, Thomas Camilleri)
Hooking Up with Family Planning (Speakers: Felicia Felock, Dazon Dixon Diallo, Dr. Benjamin Miller)
Rocking it On the Local Level - MHA Affiliate Programs (Speakers: Dan Aune, Suzi Craig, Jennifer Spiegler)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Media Awards Luncheon (Awardees: TBA)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Networking Hour / Innovation Nation
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
Sex Addiction and Recovery (Speakers: Dr. Jim Jobin, Dr. Jennifer Weeks)
Mental Illness Within the Family (Speakers: Kimberly Zapata, Jennifer Hunt)
Music, the Arts, and Welcoming Faith-Based Communities (Reverend Vanessa Wilson)

The Power of Songwriting (Speaker: Amy Oestreicher)
Slaying the Hydra: Concurrent Drug and Mental Disorders (Tonmoy Sharma)

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Former Board Reception (By Invitation Only)
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. General Reception
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. An Evening With Glennon Doyle Melton
Friday, June 16
7:30 a.m.  Registration Opens
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions
Medication Assistant Treatment: A Primer (Speakers: Angele Moss-Baker, Nick Szubiak)
Lyrics Speak: Music as a Catalyst for Conversation (Speakers: Joseph Penola, Jeanine Hoff)
Sexual Abuse by Professionals: A Focus on Prevention and Support (Speakers: Ellie Jarvie, Karen Lane)
Heroin, Oxys, and the Highway to Hell (Speakers: Dr. Mark Fuller, Dr. Lisa Kugler)

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Queering the Body: Body Image and the LGBTQ+ Population (Speakers: Kayti Protos, Heidi Dalzell)
Let's Talk About Side Effects: Benefits and Risks of Mental Illness Medication (Speaker: Patrick Hendry)
Dancing Through the Darkness (Speaker: Ashley Miers)
From Benzos to Buddha: Overcoming Addiction and Finding My Higher Self (Speaker: Emily Grossman)
Music, Schizophrenia, and Recovery (Speaker: Brandon Staglin)
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Closing Luncheon (Speakers: TBA)


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