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Note: This is being sent out on behalf of NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Omaha

August 18, 2009

Kate Young, 402-280-3419, or Ken Timmerman, 402-996-8131,


Celebrate Recovery at the September 12th National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Omaha Conference

Omaha – People with mental illness, their families, friends, professionals and the public are invited to the NAMI Omaha Conference on Saturday, September 12, at the Holiday Inn Omaha Convention Center, 3321 So. 72nd Street.

“Participants will get information about current mental health topics impacting consumers, family members, friends, and professionals,” said Kate Young, NAMI Omaha Affiliate President. “It’s a great opportunity to learn about the support and education available from NAMI Omaha, too.”

Conference registration begins at 8:00 a.m., with a presentation titled “In Our Own Voice” given by those with a lived experience at 9:00 a.m. Roseanne Bachman, author of Driving to Clarinda: A Song of Ascent,is the keynote speaker at 12:30 p.m.

Registration forms are available at . The registration fee is $10 for consumers, $15 for family members or students, and $25 for professionals. For more information, contact Kate Young at or Ken Timmerman at (402) 996-8131.

Sessions will include: recovery, then and now; the family to family program; parents and teachers as allies program; peer specialists and the future; peer specialists and professionals together; and SSI and SSDI benefits information.