The NAMI North Carolina 2015 Annual Convention was held 23 and 24 October 2015.

Please click the links below to view the presentations/handouts:

Friday Speakers

Specialty Mental Health Probation & Probationers with Mental Illness in North Carolina – Gary Cuddeback, PhD

The New Face of Dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease and More –   Melanie Bunn, RN, MS

Understanding Mental Health Issues from Birth to Age 5 – Lara Kehle, MS & Jessica Reed, MS

Speak with Vulnerability and Listen with Compassion: How Stories Build Community and Create a Pathway to Healing –    Dawn Dreyer, MA & Barbara Smith, LCSW

How to Utilize Your Pharmacist in Your Treatment – Suzanne Harris, PharmD (Handout: How to read drug labels)

Growth over Stability: Helping Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Teams Enhance Practices Through Fidelity Monitoring & Technical Assistance –  Lorna Moser, PhD & Matthew Diehl, MA

Bullying Uncovered: What Parents and Other Adults Need to Know – Thomas Ray, PhD (Handouts: Heads Up: Stop. Think. Connect and Take Action Against Bullying)

Eating Disorders 101 –  Eileen C. Case, LCSW & Rachel Porter, PhD

Eating Disorders Amongst Male Athletes – Kate Kirby, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD & Lauren Metzger, MS, LCSWA

Surviving and Thriving: Supporting Families with Children who have Special Needs, including Mental/Behavioral Disorders –   Barbara Leach & Tamara Norris, MPA

Be the Voice: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention – Shelby Rowe, BA

Initiative in the Prison System for People with Mental Illness – Commissioner David Guice – No presentation/handouts provided

Saturday Speakers

Transforming Recovery through Healing Arts –  Kate Kryder & Grayson Bowen – No presentation/handouts provided

Children and Computer Gaming Addictions – Geoffrey Zeger, ACSW, LCSW

Psychiatric Advance Directives in North Carolina: What, Why, and How? –  Betty Rowland, MS & Michele M. Easter, PhD (Handout: Content of a Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD))

The “2-Minute Talk” Student Volunteer Program Launched by NAMI on Campus at NC State –  Willa Casstevens, PhD, LCSW, Avi Aggarwal, Melissa Eudy & Austen Caleb Risher, BS (Handouts: Program Development Worksheet and 2-Minute Talk handout)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Samuel Hargrove, M. Div., MPA, John Owen, MA & Margot Withrow, RN, BSN, CCRN – No presentation/handouts provided

ECT As a Treatment for Medically Complex and Geriatric Patients: A Case Report of Major Depression with Psychotic Features – Predrag V. Gligorovic, MD & Shelia Maurer, MD

Am I Meeting My Goals? Am I Getting Any Better? – Paula Newman, PhD

Mental and Behavioral Health Implications for Premature Babies – Brenda Stubbs, BS

Global Perspectives on Suicide: Causes and Best Practices in Prevention and Care – Carlene Hill Bryon

Grief Can Be Fatal – Carolyn Zahnow, BA

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