From Passion to Purpose: A Forward Journey in Hope and Healing
Craig A. Miller, author of This is How it Feels: A memoir of attempting suicide and finding life, shares his story of childhood traumas, suicide and ultimately recovery. Craig will highlight the incredible solace he found in creativity and how believing his pain had purpose taught him invaluable coping skills when struggling to find mental wellness. Learn how Craig’s beliefs coupled with his passion for creative self-expression led him along a journey through life and wellness one step at a time. Craig will highlight some of the coping skills that have allowed him to truly find peace in his life: his writing that told the stories he did not have the strength to voice aloud, his photography that captures emotions he did not have the ability to otherwise convey, and his work in the mental health community that intimately has proven to him that we are not alone. Craig’s journey is one of hope, art, expression, and action. He aims to prove that, one step at a time, we can create the change we want in our lives.
- Increase their awareness of resources
- Leave feeling empowered and hopeful
- Be part of a community of mental health; you are not alone. NAMI NH is families helping families
- Learn ways to support stigma reduction
- Understand the many forms of mental health recovery
- Learn individual ways to advocate
- Understand that mental health is connected with overall health and well-being
Who should attend?
Our conference participants come from communities all around New Hampshire and are interested in learning more about mental illness. This includes broadening their understanding of ways to support each other, reduce stigma, advocate for quality mental health services and find needed resources. Those we encourage to attend include parents who have a child or youth with an emotional disorder, families who are supporting an adult or older adult loved one with mental illness, those who have a mental illness, military families, peer recovery professionals, individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide, families and individuals who are struggling with co-occurring disorders and the service providers who support recovery efforts in New Hampshire. This is an opportunity to come together to learn, network and communicate messages of hope.
Organizations interested in hosting a resource table/exhibiting at the NAMI NH Annual Conference may register here.
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