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Look Who’s Talkin’ Mental Health at #MHCC15

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The excitement is building here at Active Minds National Office — we’re only a week away from Active Minds’ 12th National Mental Health on Campus Conference (also known as #MHCC15 on social media). And do we have a great weekend planned for you!

In addition to must-attend Pre-Conference Leadership Institute sessions, Send Silence Packing display, Welcome Networking Hour socials and the super-popular SAC-led Breakout Sessions, we’re featuring some awesome keynote speakers: Melissa Rivers, Sam Dylan Finch and Active Minds Speakers Bureau’s own Pablo Campos.

And that’s not all! This year, almost all of AMSB’s members are joining us to share their stories and talents in lots of ways. Don’t miss the Creative Programming Expo — an annual conference favorite — where you can meet your favorite AM speakers in person in a relaxed and casual setting. Visit the AMSB table at the Expo on Saturday between 12:45pm and 2:15pm.

Throughout the weekend, you can hear presentations by your favorite Active Minds speakers Jordan Burnham, Stacy Pershall, J. Danée Sergeant, Juliana Kerrest, David Romano, Maggie Bertram. Hear their stories firsthand, told in intimate group settings,and participate in question and answer sessions afterward. 
Interested in hearing what men think about mental health? NEW this year is the Men and Mental Health Panel, moderated by Kevin Briggs and featuring Jordan Burnham, Pablo Campos and David Romano, discussing mental health issues from the male perspective. Seating is limited so don’t be late—Saturday afternoon 2:30pm-3:45pm.

Are you a book lover? Come to the Mental Health Author Meet-and-Great on Saturday from 5:30pm-7:00pm! Have your books signed by Frank Warren, Kevin Briggs and Stacy Pershall (books available for advance purchase at the Active Minds book store, located near the registration table). What a cool way to end Day 2!

Still haven’t heard enough? No worries—we have Sunday morning workshops (9:30am-10:50am)! De-stress with Juliana Kerrest (and Emily Armstrong, AM’s Speakers Bureau Administrative Assistant) for a calming Yoga/meditation Session, “Movement and Stillness for the Mind” or unleash your inner rap artist with Kai Roberts at his “Rapping the Movement” workshop.

Feeling more like expressing yourself in word? Danée Sergeant offers her new spoken word workshop, “Accept Da’ Flow, Not Defeat” using rhythmic meter. For a more cosmic approach, join Stacy Pershall for her creative writing workshop, “The Most Astounding Fact: Writing for Recovery.” No matter which you choose, you’ll have a great experience and even greater memories of interacting with these incredible presenters.

Whether this is your first time at the Active Minds Mental Health on Campus Conference or you’re a seasoned pro, you’ll find something new and exciting to do at Conference, and a wide variety of speakers to hear. And don’t forget that they’re all available to come to your campus to speak at your events!

For more info check out the Active Minds Speakers Bureau or contact speakers@activeminds.org.

Looking forward to seeing you there!