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Mind Matters. Healthcare cannot be provided effectively without considering the mental health of the patient. Every healthcare provider must be prepared to address mental health concerns to promote well-being. With that in mind, we are building a conference to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need.

Join us as we explore mental health issues that span every healthcare practice environment. We will examine the systems needing reform to better serve the mental health of our patients and delve into issues like stigma, access, and interdisciplinary care. Conference participants will leave with knowledge that will help them improve and reform the delivery of mental healthcare across settings

Who should attend?
Nurses at of all levels and practices are encouraged to attend. We’d also like to welcome our behavioral health colleagues to join us.

Nursing contact hours will be provided for this conference by Virginia Nurses Association.

 Virginia Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Pete Earley
Author & Mental Health Advocate

We are excited to announce our keynote presenter, author and mental health advocate Pete Earley. Pete will present Hard Lessons Learned: A Father’s Journey Through America’s Mental Health Systema recounting of his personal journey trying to get his adult son help after experiencing a psychotic episode. His son’s arrest led to Earley spending 10 months inside a jail tracking mentally ill inmates as they moved from the streets to emergency rooms and jail before repeating that vicious cycle. His book, which was one of two finalists for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, is a riveting indictment about our failure to help the seriously mentally ill. Earley will speak about his son’s eventual recovery, how the experience turned both Earley and his son into advocates, and solutions to many of the problems we are now facing when asked to help those with serious mental illnesses. 

 

 

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Please contact Jackie Jester at jjester@virginianurses.com

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