45th Annual National Association for
Rural Mental Health Conference

La Fonda on the Plaza
Santa Fe, New Mexico

August 26-29, 2019

“From Surviving to Thriving: Embracing Connections”

The 2019 NARMH Annual Conference theme is “From Surviving to Thriving: Embracing Connections”. NARMH “rode the winds of change” in Santa Fe in 2002, and now we return in 2019 to see what we have learned, what has changed, and where we are headed. We want to learn from communities who have gone from surviving to thriving and how that impact is maintained and enhanced. We want to get to know each other and have fun together.

There are over 60 breakout sessions with topics focusing on the following areas: Surviving to Thriving, Workforce Issues, Innovations in Service Delivery, Dilemmas in Addressing Trauma, Rural and Frontier Workforce Development Strategies, Embracing the Reality of Behavioral Health in Rural Communities – Struggles, Responses and Successes, Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders and Other Topics. The plenary sessions include: 1) The Path to Thriving: Strategic Doing and Rural Mental Health; 2) From Surviving to Thriving in American Indian Communities: Transcending Historical Trauma; 3) Introducing the MHTTC- A New Workforce Development Resource; and 4) The Very Large Array of Youth and Adult Peer Support. The conference also features a Reception with Flamenco Dancing as well as a NARMH Night at the Movies showing the film: The Providers. There are also four preconference sessions to choose.

There is no better place to do that than the City Different, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Bienvenidos! Visit the NARMH website at https://www.narmh.org/ to explore the details of the 2019 NARMH Annual Conference. We look forward to seeing you in Santa Fe!

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- Helene Silverblatt, Conference Co-Chair and NARMH Board Member
- Christine Pederson, Conference Co-Chair