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Mental Health America’s Annual Conference

Mental Health America Conference | Disrupt > Reform > Transform

Sept. 17, 2024

Policy Institute

Sept. 18, 2024

Affiliate Day

Sept. 19-21, 2024

Main Conference

Washington, D.C. and online

Capitol Hilton

Each year, thousands of mental health advocates unite in Washington, D.C., and online for an inspiring week of empowerment and innovation. 

At this year's conference, we will explore ways to DISRUPT systemic barriers, REFORM harmful practices that prevent progress, and TRANSFORM the current landscape, ensuring everyone has equitable opportunity for optimal mental health and well-being.

Mental Health America Executive Director and CEO Schroeder Stribling with speakers and MHA staff at 2023 conference

Topics we're exploring in 2024

Community Responses to Disaster and Humanitarian Crises: Responding to climate issues, acts of violence, and other threats to the safety of local communities.

Local Solutions to Equity Needs: Identifying, responding to, and understanding the health equity needs of local communities and the impact on mental health.

Innovation: Exploring emerging trends in mental health treatment and well-being promotion, including digital mental health support, alternative therapies, spirituality, and more.

Substance Use and Mental Health: Exploring the connection between substance use and mental health and innovations in the treatment of dual diagnoses.

Advocacy and Policy: Innovative ways communities are advocating and implementing policy changes to support equitable access to mental health care and services.

Youth and Young Adults: Sharing youth-driven solutions co-created or led by young people.

Attendees of the 2023 Mental Health America Conference listen attentively

Together, we embark on a journey of exploration to better understand how lived experiences, health equity, and social drivers impact mental health.

Attend the Mental Health America Conference and join peers, providers, government officials, media, and advocates to ignite a collective spark, share invaluable knowledge, and foster the next wave of advocacy for mental health.

By providing space for meaningful discussions and insight sharing, we aim to develop innovative strategies that address the holistic needs of individuals and communities alike.

Mental Health America Conference 2022 speaker Andy Grammar plays guitar at microphone

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Watch highlights from 2023

Learn more about Mental Health America Conference

September 17, 2024: Policy Institute Day

September 18, 2024: MHA Affiliate Day

September 19-21, 2024: Main Conference

Explore our schedule from 2023

Registration will open in early 2024

Our conference will be held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. Our dedicated room block will open in 2024. 

Call for proposals is now open.

We invite speakers of all backgrounds to submit a breakout session proposal for an interactive 60-minute workshop. Please note this process is highly selective as we have limited slots available. 

Learn more and submit a proposal

Award nominations will open in early spring 2024.

Each year, we recognize exceptional advocates, peers, social workers, journalists, youth, and MHA affiliates with awards given during the Mental Health America Conference. These awards honor individuals making a difference in the mental health field, particularly in prevention and early intervention.

Past conferences have offered continuing education credits, or CEUs, through the National Association of Social Workers Virginia Chapter. Approval for 2024 is pending.

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