CPNP Well Represented at NAMI National Convention

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CPNP Well Represented at NAMI National Convention. Ment Health Clin. 2011;1(1):20. Available at: http://cpnp.org/resource/mhc/2011/07/cpnp-well-represented-nami-national-convention. Accessed October 22, 2014.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held their national convention in Chicago July 6th through 9th.  CPNP members were once again involved in a variety of activities at the meeting.  CPNP hosted a booth in the exhibit hall to increase awareness of psychiatric pharmacists and CPNP.  CPNP volunteers also answered questions from consumers at the “Ask the Psychiatric Pharmacist” booth in the exhibit hall.  Members, Steven Burghart, Kimberly Lintner and Jennifer Zacher presented a workshop to a standing room only crowd on July 9 entitled, “Suicidality and Risks of Medications Used to Treat Mental Illness.”

Consumer Relations Committee chair, Steven Burghart reported, “CPNP and NAMI have enjoyed a close relationship for a number of years now.  Numerous consumers and family members expressed their gratitude to CPNP for participating in the meeting and especially at the Ask the Psychiatric Pharmacist booth.  NAMI executive director, Mike Fitzpatrick also stopped by to personally thank us.”

CPNP’s participation at NAMI would not be possible without the help of numerous volunteers.  Members taking part included, Maggie Zasadzki, David Fuentes, Tami Argo, Jeff Bishop, Carol Ott, Lagenia Bailey, Jennifer Zacher, and Kimberly Lintner.  Three residents from North Chicago VA also assisted: Jeanne Peterson, Kathryn Patrick and Lindsey Corbets.  Also helping were members of the CPNP student chapter at Purdue, Nora Roman, Caitlin Lentz, Jeremy Daniel and Katie Jacobs.

The NAMI 2012 Convention is scheduled for June 27 to 30, 2012 in Seattle Washington.  We hope you will consider participating in this event next year especially if you are in or near Seattle.

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