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2018 NAMI Maryland Annual Conference



October 19-20, 2018

The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt

6501 N. Charles Street, Towson, MD 21204


Thank you to everyone who attened!  Be sure to check back for updates.




Life After Suicide; A Family Perspective 


Carla Spence, Co-Chair NAMI Faith Outreach Committee, NAMI Howard County


Housing Options and Resources: Opening the Door to Recovery


Russell Springham, LCSW-C, Case Management and Housing Coordinator, Behavioral Health Administration


Irritability in Youth

Katharina Kircanski, Clinical Psychologist, NIMH


Improving Access to SSI/SSDI: The Maryland SOAR Program


Caroline Bolas, Behavioral Health Administration
E. Caroline Mason, Maryland Disability Determination Services
Erica Brown, Health Care for the Homeless

Navigating the Public Behavioral Health System

Stacy Seymore, COTA/L, CPRP, Behavioral Health Administration


Older Adult Behavoiral Health: Bridging Maryland's Behavioral Health, Aging, and Disability Systems

Stefani O'Dea, Director, Office of Older Adults and Long Term Services and Supports
Kim Burton, Director of Older Adult Programs, Mental Health Association of Maryland


Say What?  Effective Treatment Requires Effective Communication

Nadia Carrell, Multisensory Math Specialist, FASD Advocacy and Support MD-DC-VA
Sarah Wayland, Special Needs Care Navigator / RDI Consultant, Guiding Exceptional Parents, LLC


Stepping Up, A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails (Day 2)

Recording Day 1, Day 2

Chenise Bonilla, Senior Policy Analyst, The Council of State Governments Justice Center


Supported Employment: An Underutilized Vehicle to Recovery


Stacy Seymore, COTA/L, CPRP, Director, Employment Services - Behavioral Health Administration


Hot Topic for Mental Health and Addiction Professionals: Viewing Behavioral Health Through a Brain Injury-Informed Lens

Anastasia Edmonston, TBI Project Coordinator, Maryland Behavioral Health Administration
Jessica Nesbitt, Supportive Services Case Manager, Brain Injury Associan of Maryland

Suicide Prevention is Everyone's Business

Janel Cubbage, Director of Suicide Prevention, Maryland Department of Health



Ellen Weber, Vice President for Health Initiatives, Legal Action Center


NAMI Maryland's Policy Priorities: Get Educated!

Moira Moynihan Cyphers, Director of Government Relations, Compass Government Relations Partners


Word Up!  Using Slam Poetry to Thrive and Survive

Gayle Danley, Teaching Poet