Friday, April 17, 2009

The Day Has Come!

It is with great excitement that we leave our office this afternoon for the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott in preparation for the NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania Annual Education Conference tomorrow from 8 to 4:30 p.m.

The topic Take Back Your Life: Living Longer with Serious Mental Illness is something we have focused on for the past year. We will continue to explore this issue until we find a way to reverse the fact that people with serious mental illness are dying 25 years sooner than the rest of the population.

With an exceptional roster of speakers traveling from as far as Montana, the conference will highlight a variety of reasons people with mental illness are dying prematurely. More important, our attendees will leave the conference informed and inspired to "take back" those potentially lost years.

For those who have not registered, walk-ins are welcome. Click here for event details.

Thank you to all of our supporters, especially the sponsors who funded this event, including Lilly, Community Care Behavioral Health, Allegheny HealthChoices, Staunton Farm Foundation, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Value Behavioral Health of PA and the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.