Since the 1980's, the US federal government helps fund a large conference of several hundred mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors, many of whom are leading consumer-driven projects such as support groups and drop-in centers. This year's conference is being held in Buffalo, New York, USA.
Oct 29, 2008 01:00 AM
Nov 02, 2008 01:00 AM
|Where||Buffalo, New York, USA|
|Contact Name||National Empowerment Center|
All are welcome, especially mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors.
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A different federally-funded national technical assistance center sponsors it each year. This year's conference is sponsored by National Empowerment Center.
The theme this year is:
Creating Community Through Active Citizenship
From the organizers:
"Out of the experience of creating community, consumer/survivors not only become conscious of being members of a group, but we begin to understand that our life has meaning, and we appreciate that our efforts make a difference as we become active citizens in the human community."
UPDATE: Proposal deadline extended: May 23, 2008