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Orlando: June 13-16; National Convention on Mental Illness; Jane Pauley to Receive Award
Date:6/3/2008

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will holds its annual convention in Orlando, Florida on June 13-16, 2008, featuring leading experts, policymakers and individuals and families living with mental illnesses, who will address a range of issues, including the latest scientific and medical advances -- as well as Election 2008 and criminal justice issues.

NAMI will honor TV journalist Jane Pauley with its highest award for contributions to public education about mental illness.

The convention also will include "ask-the-doctor" sessions and discussions of Florida programs.

WHO: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's

largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to

improving the lives of individuals and families affected by

mental illness.

WHEN: June 13-16, 2008

WHERE: Rosen Centre Hotel

Orlando, Florida

9840 International Drive

Orlando, Florida 32819

Phone: (407) 996-9840

WHY: Get the latest news on scientific research, innovative mental

health programs, problems in the healthcare system, and human

interest stories. Cover veterans, children and multicultural

issues and hopes for recovery for all people living with PTSD,

depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other illnesses.

FULL SCHEDULE: http://www.nami.org/convention/program

VIP SPEAKERS AND HONOREES

-- Jane Pauley, TV journalist

-- Thomas Insel, M.D., director, National Institute of Mental Health

-- Nora Volkow, M.D., Ph.D., director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

FLORIDA SPEAKERS AND PROGRAMS

-- Judge Steven Leifman, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County

-- Judge Mark Speiser, 17th Judicial Circuit Court, Broward County

-- Louis de la Parte, Department of Aging & Mental Health, Florida Mental

Health Institute at the University of Southern Florida

http://www.usf.edu

-- VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8), Bay Pines

-- Polytrauma Center, VA Medical Center, Tampa

-- Florida Partners in Crisis, Orlando

-- Florida Borderline Personality Disorder Organization, St. Petersburg

-- GEO Care, Miami

-- Treasure Coast Forensic Treatment Center, Indiantown

-- South Florida Treatment and Evaluation Center, Miami

-- Vincent House, Pinellas Park

-- Aspire Behavioral Health, Inc., Osceola

ASK-THE-DOCTOR SESSIONS ON:

-- Anxiety Disorders

-- Bipolar Disorder

-- Borderline Personality Disorder

-- Depression

-- Medications

-- Mood Disorders Across the Lifespan

-- PTSD

-- Schizoaffective Disorder

-- Schizophrenia

-- Kids Get to Ask the Doctor


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