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NAMI Hawaii State to Host 6th Annual State Conference

March 16, 2021, 7:07 AM HST
* Updated March 15, 1:58 PM
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Hawaii State Chapter is raising awareness of mental illness through their 2021 Annual State Conference, titled Community Resiliency for Hawaii.

Partnered with Mental Health America of Hawaii, NAMI Hawaii’s interactive virtual conference aims to connect Hawaii’s community with resiliency strategies as so many are faced with stress, mental health issues, and mental illness.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Manu Aluli Meyer of UH West Oahu, will speak on Community Resiliency through Aloha Practices, where she will share how we can find healing in traditional Hawaiian practices such as basic hoʻopono ideas to practices and gratitude songs.

There will be various interactive breakouts:

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 of Hawaii

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NAMI Support for Families and Peers with Kathy Hammes, Family to Family Teacher and Support Group Leader

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 open for registration statewide. Find out more at https://namihawaii.org/

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