NAMI South Dakota 2015 Annual Conference

Huron Event Center — Huron, SD

October 1-2

Mental Health Recovery: Putting HOPE Into Practice


Conference Highlights-

Join us for our annual educational conference for mental health professionals, families, individuals living with mental illness, advocates and friends. Twenty breakout sessions will offer something for everyone, featuring topics like:

Supportive Housing; Veterans Mental Health; NIMH Research Update; School Mental Health; Art & Music Therapy; Coping Strategies; Exercise & Nutrition; Crisis Intervention Team Training; Co-occurring Disorders; Ask a Psychiatrist; Genetic Testing; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; Resiliency in Recovery; In Our Own Voice Presentation; and MORE.

Click here for the official brochure with schedule


Keynote Speakers

     Dr. Erica Richards, PhD, MD

Dr. Richards is a 3rd year Clinical Fellow in the Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch (ETPB) of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Her current research interests focus on identifying factors that may play a role in causing depression and investigating new treatments, including the use of ketamine as a rapidly acting antidepressant in patients with treatment resistant depression.

     Dr. Bruce Fogas, PhD

Dr. Fogas is the Director of Therapeutic Services at Volunteers of America, Dakotas and practices psychology at Lifemarks Behavioral Health Services. He focuses on helping families who are experiencing complex emotional and behavioral problems due to learning, attention and intellectual disabilities, along with addiction, mental health and medical health concerns. He is also an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota.

     Carol Kivler

Professional speaker, author, thought leader, trusted adviser to international business executives, Carol Kivler is also a passionate advocate for mental health issues. A survivor of four bouts of treatment-resistant depression, she battled this devastating and debilitating mental illness with courage and faith to a full and sustained recovery. Her web site can be found at

To register by mail, you can download the forms here:
2015 NAMI SD Conference Registration Form
2015 NAMI SD Conference Scholarship Application Form

Registration is $90 ($110 after 9/1)

CEUs available ($25)

Hotel rooms are available at a special rate of: $80.99 + tax at the Crossroads Hotel/ Huron Event Center, 100 4th Street SW, Huron, SD, phone 605-352-3204. Mention the NAMI Conference to get this special rate.
Event Dates: 10/1-2/2015

Questions or comments? E-mail us at or call 605-271-1871


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