DBSA 2008 National Conference

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Tap into the "Power of Peers" this September as DBSA presents a conference of compelling educational workshops, pre- and post-conference institutes and an unprecedented lineup of renowned keynote speakers. DBSA offers a unique peer-centered perspective for individuals living with depression or bipolar disorder as well as for family members or health care providers looking for ways to best help their loved-ones, patients or clients by partnering with them on their path to recovery.

September 10-14, 2008
Norfolk, Virginia
NEW! Download Final Conference Agenda and Brochure

EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF …

INSPIRATION… through the unique peer perspectives of an unprecedented lineup of internationally-known KEYNOTE SPEAKERS.

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY
Keynote
P. Deegan, PhD 
Researcher &
Educator

SATURDAY
Keynote
K. Jamison, PhD   
Researcher &
Author

SATURDAY    
Co-Keynote
R. Cohen
Best-Selling         
Author

SATURDAY
Co-Keynote
Larry Fricks
Educator &
Advocate

KNOWLEDGE… through more than 16 peer-focused EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS led by leading experts, educators, authors and consumer leaders.

SKILLS… through 4 in-depth PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTES that offer recovery-based tools and strategies to consumers, veterans, peer specialists and family members.

David GranirerLAUGHTER… through a special STAND-UP COMEDY NIGHT put on by 8 conference attendees and comedian, counselor, author and founder of Stand Up for Mental Health, David Granirer.

 

 


CONNECTION
… through 5 PEER ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS  where peers share ideas and personal strategies based on their lived experience on a variety of wellness-focused topics.

ENCOURAGEMENT… through SUPPORT GROUPS held during the conference to provide a forum for mutual acceptance and self-discovery.

PEERS… through a conference COMMUNITY where you can connect with old and new friends to network and share stories, wellness tips … and hope.

 

Conference Agenda
Pre & Post Conference Institutes
Chapter Leadership Forum
Speaker Gallery
Hotel & Travel Center
Special Events
Testimonials
Comedy Night
Registration Center
Registration Form (PDF)

 
DBSA 2008 National Conference
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SAVE AN ADDITIONAL
20%-30%
with special package discounts when you regsiter for pre-conference institutes and the conference.