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NAMI California is pleased to announce that the 2022 Annual Conference will be in-person at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa on Aug 25 & 26. This year’s theme is “Moving Forward with Hope and Resiliency,” and we are excited to collaborate and connect on the future of mental health in person for the first time in 2 years. The conference will feature workshops, discussions, and leaders sharing their experiences and recommendations about how we can move forward to mental health parity. Stay tuned as we announce speakers and workshop topics in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register for the conference here.

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Conference Details

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Jann & Michele Jourdan: Bug Therapy

BIO: Michael is an Emmy-nominated late-night comedy writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Michele, after a career in high-tech, became a personal trainer, a gold-medal winning body-builder, and actually married a dumbbell (Mike). Michele’s the smart one. Mike’s the pretty one. And, now, they’ve made an animated short film — about mental health:

Bug Therapy: It’s a story about a mosquito who faints at the sight of blood. 

BUG THERAPY is the story of Citronella (Meghan Trainor) trying to get up the courage to enter group therapy for the first time. The group is run by a Pill Bug therapist named “Dr. Pill” (Dr. Phil). Jay Leno, Sterling K Brown, and Tom Green are bugs with mental-health issues. The message is simple:  Everyone struggles with something, and there’s no shame in asking for help.

To see the trailer, check out:  www.bugtherapy.film

 

 Panelists:

Jimmy Spencer: Superstars are Just Like Everyone Else When It Comes to Mental Health

Professional Athletes face some of the most intense professional pressures: constantly competing for a job, succeeding, or failing in front of millions of people, and only appreciated if they’re winning. But inside they’re just like us, and hurt just like us. We all face certain pressures: what are the tangible realities of balancing mental wellness in the spotlight, and how does that apply to all of us, every day, at all ages?

Jimmy Spencer has created a career in professional sports and currently serves as General Manager of UNINTERRUPTED. He has invited some of his personal friends including professional athletes, gamers, musicians, and other high-profile people to address these life-changing issues.

As a sports media executive, Jimmy has built lasting and deep relationships among the world’s most influential athletes and influencers within sports culture. While his success and expertise is in storytelling and content, he has carved out a unique path in the mental health space. Jimmy has struggled through intense anxiety since childhood, and that struggle has manifested itself through panic attacks, claustrophobia, OCD, dizziness and other physical symptoms that have interrupted his professional and personal life. Finally recognizing the seriousness of the issues that anxiety was inflicting, he found healing in the form of a specific treatment and now seeks to bring that methodology to all communities. Jimmy speaks to mental health in tangible ways with practical solutions and practices.

Jimmy speaks to how it plays out in both professional and personal relationships and how if not solved for, it can get in the way of workplace culture as well as individual and team productivity. He believes all people are born inherently good and every person has a purpose, yet traumas big or small can often leave scars that show up in negative beliefs and cycles of behavior that impede our ability to succeed. Change is possible.

Jimmy is also the co-founder of the Cheatcode Foundation, a unique organization that partners with athletes, musicians and artists to heal their traumas and in turn bring that healing into the communities and spaces which lack the resources to afford or access mental wellness care.