NAMI Hawaii State is internet hosting the sixth Annual State Convention

The Hawaii State Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) raises awareness of mental illness through its annual state conference 2021 entitled Community Resiliency for Hawaii.

In partnership with Hawaii-based Mental Health America, NAMI Hawaii interactive virtual conference aims to connect Hawaii’s community to resilience strategies as so many face stress, mental health issues and mental illness.

The main speaker, Dr. Manu Aluli Meyer from UH West Oahu will speak about community resilience through aloha practices. There she will explain how we can find healing in traditional Hawaiian practices such as basic Ho’opono practice ideas and gratitude songs.

There will be several interactive outbreaks:

Chair Yoga with Mara J. Pike

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Finding meaning in and unbalanced world with Dr. Mestisa Gass, PsyD, program director of Mental Health America in Hawaii

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NAMI support for families and peers with Kathy Hammes, family-to-family teacher and leader of the self-help group

Navigating the Mental Health System with Kathleen Merriam, LCSW, CSAC

Recovery through art with self-discovery through art, President, Nidhi Chabora, APRN, and Vice President, NJ Moses, art educator.

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Recovery Vision Boards and Toolkits with Anisa Wiseman, Program Director, NAMI Hawaii State

The virtual conference is free and can be registered nationwide. More information can be found at https://namihawaii.org/

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