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June 22-23, 2020 Online

For the "Team NAMI: Building Leadership" symposium, our program was created to empower and provide a space for young people and educators to become informed about the importance of ending stigma and opening up the conversation about mental illness and mental health.

Symposium Details

Panels and Workshops


Youth Leadership Panel: Taking Action at the State Level

This panel highlighted how youth leaders are using their personal experiences to drive change through advocacy by working with local, state and national leaders to develop policy and redefine how we support youth mental health.


Juan Acosta, Mental Health Association of San Francisco, the California Warm Line, Born this Way Foundation

Kylene Hashimoto, The Wildfire Effect, Fresno County Behavioral Health Board

Interactive Workshop
Presenter: Britt Turpack, NAMI Westside Los Angeles

DAY 2: Tuesday, June 23

Youth Leadership Panel: School-Based Peer Supports

This panel highlighted the efforts of youth working in high school settings to end the stigma of mental health through student-led programming and supports.


Crystal Widado, NAMI on Campus

Katie Zamos, Ending the Silence

Jupiter Peraza, Directing Change

Julia Song, Directing Change

Interactive Workshop 2: Christine Frey with Brain XP

Symposium Agenda

Monday, June 22

1 pm Taking Action Panel
2:30 pm Interactive Panel

Tuesday, June 23

1 pm School-Based Peer Support Panel
2:30 pm Interactive Workshop