Yale NAMI Conference on Neuroscience and Mental Health
The 2023 conference was held May 13 in The Anlyan Center Auditorium, 300 Cedar St., New Haven, on the Yale School of Medicine campus. The Mental Health Advocacy Award recipient was Elm City COMPASS.
The Yale NAMI Mental Health Conference, held each spring on a Saturday at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, provides an opportunity for community members, patients and their families, and providers to come together and hear about new advances in the care for mental illness from Yale experts. This event, which has been held annually since 1992, is sponsored by the Yale Department of Psychiatry, the Connecticut chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), and Yale Center for Brain and Mind Health.
The Mental Health Advocacy Award has been given by the Department of Psychiatry every year since 2006 and, in most years, is announced at the Neuroscience Conference. Past winners of this award have had major impacts on treatment, research, reduction of stigma, and enhancement of the wellbeing of those with mental illness through their advocacy, political action, and sharing of their own lived experience.