16th Annual Community Mental Health Conference

In November 2019, MHA sponsored the 18th Annual Community Mental Health Conference in Wilmington, DE.  The conference was held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront and focused on the theme of “The Mental Health System: Through the Ages”.  Workshops focused on a range of topics including gender and sexuality in the Latinx community, depression and suicide among the elderly, ACE’s informed care for youth, and connections between trauma and substance use disorders.

The event was devoted to increasing the ability of the participants to access resources and a deeper understanding of some topics that can have significant mental health implications throughout the lifespan.  The community members, mental health consumers and providers who attended enjoyed interactive workshops, a panel discussion on the evolution of the Peer Support model in Delaware and a keynote address by Priscilla Murphey on Intergenerational Mental Health Issues.