Indianapolis Marriott North
Friday, September 30th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The NAMI Indiana State Conference brings together people looking for new and better ways to manage and live with serious mental illnesses and how they can help others. This year's State Conference will highlight the Youth Mental Health Crisis declared by the U.S. Surgeon General in December 2021.

Learn more below about the 2022 Keynotes, Workshops, Resource Fair, CEUs, & Scholarships.

2022 Keynotes

Lived Experiences Featured in NAMI's New Book, "You Are Not Alone"

NAMI’s first-ever book, written by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ken Duckworth, will be released this fall. Featuring inspiring, true stories from real people in their own words, Dr. Duckworth interviewed 130 individuals who have been affected by mental illness, both individuals with mental illness and caregivers to share their wisdom and perspectives. In addition to being joined virtually by Dr. Duckworth to give an overview of the new book, NAMI Indiana will welcome a couple of the featured individuals in-person to share their stories of lived experience and offer their personal insight on diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Assessing the Youth Mental Health Crisis Resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic, moderated by Indiana Youth Institute

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health challenges were the leading cause of disability and poor life outcomes in young people, with 1 in 5 children ages 3 to 17 in the U.S. having a mental, emotional, developmental, or behavioral disorder. Then, on December 7, 2021, U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a new Surgeon General’s Advisory to emphasize a need for addressing the nation’s youth mental health crisis. This afternoon plenary session will explore research highlighting the negative impact of the pandemic, specifically Indiana’s youth mental health data. The Indiana Youth Institute will moderate this panel, covering their facts and statistics from 2021, while conversing with individuals who have had professional and personal experience with youth throughout the pandemic.

Indianapolis Marriott North
3645 River Crossing Parkway
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240

If you would like to book a room, please contact the hotel directly at 800-228-9290 and let the hotel staff know that you are attending the NAMI Indiana State Conference as you book your reservation.

Resource Fair

Our 2022 Resource Fair will feature over two-dozen exhibitors providing resources from around the state and region. Exhibitors include housing support services, supportive employment, in-patient and out-patient services, medicaid and medicare entities, community support and more.

CEUs & Scholarships

  • Up to 4.5 CEUs for social workers, addiction counselors, marriage & family therapists and mental health counselors through the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

  • CEUs for community health workers and certified recovery specialists will be honored through Peer Network Indiana

All continuing education credits are included with registration and are offered at no additional cost. It is up to the individual to properly record CEUs.

Scholarships are available for eligible applicants at no cost to them, thanks to generosity from sponsors and the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction. Click here to apply for a scholarship.

Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors!

The annual NAMI Indiana State Conference brings together the latest in research, training, recovery models, mental health experts, and information on the new policies that will affect the lives of children and adults living with serious mental illnesses.

Speakers include leading mental health physicians, researchers, and advocates who are empowering people living with mental illnesses to find recovery.

Past Conference Programs