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2020 Conference Agenda

CONFERENCE AGENDA

This conference discusses topics such as death, suicide, self-harm, substance use, abuse, and other topics that may be difficult for sensitive viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

Only certain sessions of our 2020 conference are available to watch at a later date. If a recording of a session is available, it is linked on the agenda.

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Thursday, September 03, 2020
Time Session Details
Welcome Remarks
  • Peter Carson
    MHA Board Chair
COVID-19, Loneliness, and Isolation
My Vanishing Country – A Conversation with Bakari Sellers
COVID-19, ACEs and Children
Coming Together for Mental Health
COVID-19, Mental Health and Underserved Populations
Awards Distrbution - mPower Award and Innovation in Programming Award
Loss, Grief, and Finding the Light Again
A Message from Senator Tim Kaine
A Conversation with Maurice Benard, 2020 Clifford W. Beers Award Winner
COVID-19, Injustice and QTBIPOC
Workplace and the New Normal
Helping the Helper: Support for Front-Line Workers
Remarks
Closing Remarks
  • Paul Gionfriddo
    President and CEO, MHA
Friday, September 04, 2020
Time Session Details
Morning Remarks
  • Tom Starling
    MHA Board of Directors
Awards Distribution – Mental Health Corporate Excellence Award and George Goodman and Ruth P. Brudney Social Work Award
Youth Voices – Resiliency and Strength in an Uncertain Time (brought you by MHA and Born This Way Foundation)
  • Elissa Lee
    Center for Health Journalism
  • Allison Kurtz
    National Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network; Patient Advisor for Cincinnati Children’s Transgender Youth Clinic
  • Cheyenne Kippenberger
    Miss Indian World
  • Kelly Davis
    Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports and Services, MHA

    Click here to watch a recording of this session
Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19: A Conversation with Michelle Williams
  • Michelle Williams
    Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and activist
  • Paul Gionfriddo
    President and CEO, MHA
COVID-19 and Back to School
COVID-19 and the Increased Need for Tele-Mental Health
A Message from Senator Bill Cassidy
2020 MHA Media Awards
Mental Health and Racial Inequities in America
Health Care Access, Inequities, and the Pandemic
Youth, Justice and Mental Health
Leaders on Campus – MHA’s Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council
  • Mental Health America's Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council Members
    • Juan Acosta
    • Ananya Cleetus
    • Marissa Howdershelt
    • Joi Rhodes
    • Braden Renke
  • Kelly Davis
    Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports and Services, MHA

    Click here to watch a recording of this session.
Everyone is Going Through Something – A Conversation with Kevin Love (brought to you by MHA and The Players Tribune)
  • Kevin Love
    Forward-Center for the Cleveland Cavaliers and mental health advocate
  • Paul Gionfriddo
    President and CEO, MHA
Racism in America
  • Professor Ibram X. Kendi
    New York Times bestselling author, professor of history and international studies, and the Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research
  • Paul Gionfriddo
    President and CEO, MHA
Closing Remarks