The Alberta Summit on Mental Illness

Alberta Summit on Mental Illness

The Alberta Summit on Mental Illness is a unique opportunity for clinicians and family members to learn from the speakers and dialogue with one another. This family-led event will address severe and persistent mental illness, how it’s treated and how improvements can be made. The summit will be of interest to anyone who works with or cares for those with a serious mental illness.

The summit will address questions like:

  • Why do psychiatric services often exclude family members, and what can be done about it?
  • How can we stop the revolving doors and start preventing discharge to homelessness?
  • What does the verdict of Not Criminally Responsible actually mean?
  • How does our Mental Health Act compare with other provinces?
  • How can grieving and healing from a personal tragedy lead to activism for real change?

A major goal of the Summit is to break down barriers and build bridges between family members and clinicians. Having everyone in the same room will provide opportunities to talk to one another and build new connections and understanding of each other’s circumstances.

The Alberta Summit on Mental Illness is the result of years of collaboration between family members of those with severe mental illness and representatives from health services, research and non-profit organizations.

It is hoped that everyone will take away something to think about and start to implement in their daily life. An understanding of new points of view will ultimately lead to better practices and policies to benefit all Albertans.

We hope you can join us May 27 at the Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre for this one-of-a-kind in-person event. We’ll be following all provincial COVID requirements, and masks are encouraged when moving around the space. Masks and sanitizer will be available, and tables will be distanced as much as possible.

Please take a moment to register now.

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