NAMI NC 2020 Annual Statewide Conference

NAMI North Carolina’s 18th Annual Statewide Conference will be its first-ever completely virtual Annual Conference. Our 18th Annual Conference will be taking place on October 10th, which also coincides with World Mental Health Day!

Like conferences in years past, dynamic speakers will be presenting on today’s issues affecting our community’s mental health. We will present our annual awards and, among other items, there will opportunities to network with like-minded individuals too. All of this from the comfort of your home or office! So, mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

Note that this important mental health event will be free of charge for participants.

Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise” was an inspiration to us in establishing our Conference theme this challenging year. While written about the eternal fight of women and slavery, it really reads as a signature piece to encourage all who may struggle with obstacles and are determined not to give up. “You may write me down in history/ With your bitter, twisted lies/ You may tread me in the very direct/ But still, like dust, I’ll rise.”

And Still I Rise is a hopeful theme that will encapsulate all who may face injustice. In particular, challenges associated with mental illness, and the determination to not give up, and finding a way to thrive – regardless of society’s stigmas and current shortcomings.

Click here for speaker and registration information! 

The agenda can be found here.

As stated above,  this important mental health event will be free of charge to attend, however we encourage donations of any amount to help support our mission of improving the lives of those affected by mental illness.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities are still available – for more information email:

Thank you to all of our Sponsors, including these Silver Sponsors:


And these Bronze Sponsors:

(Click on their logo for more information about these supporting organizations)