Latest Developments and Strategies in Mental Health Prevention, Identification, Recovery and Wellness to be Featured at National Conference
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest developments and approaches in mental health prevention, identification, recovery and wellness will be featured at Mental Health America's Annual Conference, Why Wellness Works: Breakthroughs and Pathways to Whole Health--June 5-8, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
"Over the past weeks, much has been written on the importance of implementing mental health prevention, early identification, recovery and wellness strategies," said Wayne W. Lindstrom, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America. "The fact is many approaches and services are being used successfully across the country. The conference will feature leaders who are putting these approaches into practice and transforming mental health care and services."
Programs and strategies that will be featured at the Conference include:
Trauma-Informed Care: A Change in Perspective--This presentation will address the prevalence of trauma and techniques that reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization. It will feature Dr. Joan Gillece, Project Manager, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, and William Kellibrew IV, an international advocate for civil, human, women, children and victims' rights and sought after motivational speaker throughout the world on issues related to trauma and recovery, trauma-informed care and poly-victimization. Kellibrew was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and his story of recovery and hope has been heard in more than 120 countries with an audience well over 45 million.
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