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Mental Health America’s Annual Conference

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Sept. 17, 2024

Policy Institute

Sept. 18, 2024

Affiliate Day

Sept. 19-21, 2024

Main Conference

Washington, D.C.

The 2023 Mental Health America Conference united over 10,000 advocates from around the US and worldwide — our largest gathering in history. Thank you to everyone who helped make it an incredible success.

Our journey together continues. Mark your calendars for the Mental Health America Conference 2024, Sept. 17-21 in Washington, D.C.

Mental Health America Executive Director and CEO Schroeder Stribling with speakers and MHA staff at 2023 conference

Each year, thousands of mental health advocates unite in Washington, D.C., and online for an inspiring week of empowerment and innovation.

From peers to providers, government officials to media, this dynamic group ignites a collective spark, sharing invaluable knowledge and fostering the next wave of advocacy for mental health.

Attendees of the 2023 Mental Health America Conference listen attentively

Together, we embark on a journey of exploration to better understand how lived experiences, health equity, and social drivers impact mental health.

The Mental Health America Conference strengthens our commitment and collective efforts to promote well-being, prevent illness, increase resilience, and foster recovery – all at population scale – in line with our strategic plan focused on Next Gen Prevention.

By providing space for meaningful discussions and insight sharing, we aim to develop innovative strategies that address the holistic needs of individuals and communities alike.

Mental Health America Conference 2022 speaker Andy Grammar plays guitar at microphone

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Learn more about next year's conference

September 17, 2024: Policy Institute Day

September 18, 2024: MHA Affiliate Day

September 19-21, 2024: Main Conference

Explore our schedule from 2023

Registration will open in early 2024

Our conference will be held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. Our dedicated room block will open in 2024. 

Call for proposals will open in mid-December 2023.

We invite speakers of all backgrounds to submit a breakout session proposal for an interactive 60-minute workshop. Please note this process is highly selective as we have limited slots available. 

Award nominations will open in early spring 2024.

Each year, we recognize exceptional advocates, peers, social workers, journalists, youth, and MHA affiliates with awards given during the Mental Health America Conference. These awards honor individuals making a difference in the mental health field, particularly in prevention and early intervention.

Past conferences have offered continuing education credits, or CEUs, through the National Association of Social Workers Virginia Chapter. Approval for 2024 is pending.

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