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Yale-NAMI Neuroscience Conference

The Yale-NAMI Neuroscience 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 our partners at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Connecticut Mental Health Center/Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

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.