Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Regional Recovery Conference

Today marks the final day of the 2009 Regional Recovery Conference in Pittsburgh.

This year's theme was "Bridging our Communities: Closing the Gaps with Recovery and Resiliency." It attracted over 500 people including individuals with mental illness, family members, advocates, providers and community members.

NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania was there as workshop presenters, exhibitors and participants.

One workshop that NAMI co-presented was "Self Care for Families and Caregivers." Executive Director Chris Michaels and Associate Director Debbie Ference presented this workshop with Ruth Fox, Executive Director of Allegheny Family Network.

One of many pieces of valuable information they imparted was the "7 Principles of a Balanced Life." Check the NAMI Blog on Thursday for a list of those seven principles.