16th Annual Community Mental Health Conference

The 16th annual Community Mental Health Conference was held on Thursday Nov 9th, 2017 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington and focused on “Substance Abuse & Mental health: In Our Communities”.  This year we welcomed over 300 in attendance and 40 exhibitors to help bring much needed resources, information, and awareness to our community.  The “Opioid Epidemic” was the focus of keynote speaker Dr. Terry Horton, who masterfully provided both clinical and practical perspectives on the development of and current crisis we are facing with opioid addiction in our state and nation.  Those in attendance were able to engage in an interactive discussion panel addressing how substance abuse and mental health are impacting the community in a variety of ways, as well as workshops focusing Stigma and Mental Health, Addiction and Brain Function, Community Resources, and Family Dynamics.  It was a day of learning, collaboration, and a chance to connect with others who share our passion and interest in supporting those dealing with mental health and substance abuse challenges.  There are always new things to be learned and a way for each and every person to be a part of improving the ways that our community is supporting those in need, particularly in the area of mental health. To all those who were able to attend, Thank You for being a part of making this a truly special day!  We would not do this event without your support, the direction and guidance of our Planning Committee, and all of the wonderful sponsors and exhibitors who believe in and support our mission at the Mental health Association in Delaware.  Thank you all once again and we look forward to seeing your return and welcoming new faces as we continue the mission of promoting change through awareness and education on Mental health here in Delaware.