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2018 Annual Conference

30 Years of Help, Hope & Healing

October 12-13, 2018

Topeka Performing Arts Center

214 SE 8th Avenue

Topeka, Kansas

30 years ago, NAMI Kansas grew out of a different era of issues and attitudes related to stigma and access to care.  Today’s focus on recovery for persons living with mental illness was not yet established and individuals living with mental illness were not yet part of NAMI. 

Our mission remains focused on advocacy, peer support and education by and for both individuals experiencing mental illnesses and their family members.  That mission has stood the test of time while our strategic vision evolved to expect that the mental health systems of care will support a recovery-focus for individuals living with mental illnesses. 

Looking back, we celebrate our founders who guided us to the present.  We look forward to new leadership that will carry us through the next 30 years.  The lessons learned from the last 30 years will guide us to stronger and more effective outcomes for our members and toward increased engagement of the broader public. 

Our vision includes increasing our relevance to diverse constituencies within our communities and growing new partnerships at the state and local levels while expanding our organizational reach to unserved areas of the state. 

The message of hope for recovery from mental illnesses has been a cornerstone of our work for the past 30 years and remains a central message for the years ahead. 

We are inviting workshop proposals which help us stretch our vision and provide tools for taking important next steps.  How can we provide stronger connections of peer support in our communities and bring new members into the NAMI family?  What educational objectives need lifting up to prepare our members to more effectively engage community partners?  How do we fine-tune our advocacy to obtain our desired impact on public policy and better assist individuals who are falling through the cracks in our mental health systems? 

CLICK HERE to register on-line today!  Early Bird Registration ends Friday, September 28, 2018.

CLICK HERE to download and print a Scholarship Application for this event.  NAMI Kansas Conference Scholarship Applications must be received by NAMI Kansas by Friday, September 7, 2018.

Information for Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

LODGING:  Make reservations for lodging at the ClubHouse Inn & Suites – Topeka by calling 785-273-8888.  Ask for the NAMI group rate of $79.00 plus tax.  The conference room rate is available through October 6th  after which the rates are subject to change and lodging will be subject to availability. Breakfast is available for overnight guests at the ClubHouse Inn. Check in time is 3:00 pm on the day of arrival. Check out time is 12 pm on the day of departure.  Please contact the NAMI Kansas office if the ClubHouse Inn & Suites – Topeka room block is sold out for other options.  Use the following link for directions to the hotel:


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