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Alternatives 2009

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The 23rd annual Alternatives conference has begun..

What
  • Convention
When Oct 28, 2009 12:00 AM to
Nov 01, 2009 12:00 AM
Where Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Contact Name
Contact Phone (800) 553-4539
Attendees All are welcome, especially invited are mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors.
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"Uniting Our Movement for Change"


This is an annual event funded by the US federal government's mental health services. The below is from their publicity announcement. Disclaimer: This is a forwarded announcement, forwarding is not necessarily endorsement of all or part.


From Alternatives 2009:

The largest national mental health conference organized by and for people with psychiatric labels, the next Alternatives conference will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2009 through Sunday, November 1, 2009, at the Hilton Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

Each Alternatives conference offers in-depth technical assistance on peer-delivered services and self-help/recovery methods. Beyond the exchange of knowledge and networking, Alternatives offers a rich social, artistic, and healing environment. Said one attendee of a prior conference, "The conference transformed me so I can transform the system."

This year the event is being organized by the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse.

Phone: (800) 553-4539
or (215) 751-1810
Fax: (215) 636-6312
E-mail: info@mhselfhelp.org


The deadline for submitting workshop and institute proposals is 31 May 2009.

Deadline for scholarship application to federal government: 5 June 2009.

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