NAMI NH Virtual Annual Conference

March 26th & 27th

Free Registration is Now Open


Concord, NH – NAMI New Hampshire invites community members to the 2024 NAMI NH Virtual Annual Conference, to be held the evening of Tuesday, March 26th and all day on Wednesday, March 27th. Free registration is open for the event, themed Cultivating Hope – Celebrating Our Everyday Heroes.

The NAMI NH Virtual Annual Conference is an opportunity to come together to learn, network, and communicate messages of hope. 

The conference will launch on March 26th with keynote speaker Dr. Xavier Amador, founder of the LEAP Institute and author of I Am Not Sick I Don’t Need Help! – How to Help Someone Accept Treatment. Anosognosia can be a symptom of serious mental illness, leaving those impacted unable to recognize their own illness. Dr. Amador will present research on the prevalence, etiology, and clinical significance of poor insight of persons with serious mental illness and discuss strategies for helping these individuals.

On March 27th, the NAMI NH Virtual Annual Conference continues with Lori Weaver, Commissioner, NH Department of Health and Human Services and Susan Stearns, Executive Director of NAMI NH, who will address the state of New Hampshire’s mental health system.

The keynote speaker on March 27th will be Dr. Christine Crawford, Associate Medical Director for NAMI National and author of the forthcoming book You Are Not Alone for Parents and Caregivers: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Your Child's Mental Health with Advice from Experts and Wisdom from Real Families (scheduled for September 2024 release). Dr. Crawford will speak to a number of concerns parents and caregivers face when raising children and youth who may experience mental health challenges.

Additional workshop offerings will include: An Everyday Hero’s Journey from Struggling Student to Successful Professor (Julio Del Sesto); Stigma Doesn’t Stand a Chance – NAMIWalks New Hampshire & This Is My Brave (NAMI NH’s development team); Crisis Supports and Suicide Prevention for Autistic People (Lisa Morgan); and The Highs & Lows Tour: A Community Cycling Event for Better Mental Health (Thomas Dearborn and Eric Skinner).

The NAMI NH Virtual Annual Conference is free and open to all. Those especially encouraged to attend include parents/caregivers of children and youth with mental health challenges; loved ones of adults with a mental illness; military families; peer recovery professionals; those who have lost a loved one to suicide; families and individuals who are struggling with co-occurring disorders; service providers who support recovery efforts in New Hampshire; and anyone who wants to have a better understanding of the importance of mental health. 

For free registration to the NAMI NH Virtual Annual Conference, visit

NAMI NH is grateful for the Annual Conference Sponsors and Donors, who make it possible to offer this event at no charge to attendees: Johnson & Johnson, AmeriHealth Caritas, HCA Healthcare, NH Community Behavioral Health Association, and WellSense Health Plan.

For information about free mental health support and resources available from NAMI New Hampshire, visit



About NAMI New Hampshire 

NAMI New Hampshire is a grassroots organization working to improve the lives of all people affected by mental illness and suicide through support, education and advocacy. Learn more at

Media Contact

Kim Murdoch, Director of Communications & Special Projects

NAMI New Hampshire

[email protected] or (603) 369-7889

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