Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Take Back Your Life

At the NAMI office, we are busy putting the finishing touches on a fantastic program for this year's NAMI Southwestern PA Regional Education Conference. This year's theme is:

Living Longer with Serious Mental Illness

The conference will explore the issues surrounding a recent study* that proved people with serious mental illness are dying 25 years sooner than the rest of the population. We will examine WHY this is happening, HOW it is happening, and WHAT we can do to stop this alarming trend.

The speakers and presenters are top notch, and we look forward to announcing them soon. In
the meantime, mark your calendars for:

Saturday, April 18, 2009
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Credits are available for this program

*The study is Morbidity and Mortality in People with Serious Mental Illness, published by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Medical Directors Council.