Welcome to the North Central Indiana Mental Health Summit. Updates for the 2020 Summit are coming soon!

Registration is a two-step process. Please fill out and submit the registration form using the REGISTER link below. Please also pay the $35 conference fee using the PayPal payment link below. If you do not use PayPal and do not wish to have a PayPal account, please indicate so on the registration form and we will contact you regarding other payment options. We look forward to seeing you this upcoming November!

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Conference Fee

Your conference fee of $35 includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, all sessions, and beverages all day.


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The 2019 North Central Indiana Mental Health Summit will occur on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Courtyard by Marriott Conference Center, 150 Fairington Drive, Lafayette, Indiana.

This year’s theme is “Resilience”, and we are delighted to bring you sessions from presenters from wide-ranging backgrounds and expertise.  Expect to learn new ideas and strategies you can use immediately in your life and work.  A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served, along with beverages all day. We welcome you to join us for a day of networking, reflection, and discovery!

Conference Overview

Opening Speaker:   Susan Kersey, Purdue University School of Nursing  on Resilience

Morning Breakout Sessions (choose one):

Out in the World: Working with LGBTQ clients and consumers. Jim Ryan, Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist, brings experience from behavioral health, publishing, social justice advocacy, community service, and corporate training to this workshop focused on how the experience of minority populations can uncover resiliency strategies and skills and how health professionals can support those efforts.

Provider CPR: Preventing Burnout.  Linda Adeniyi, Clinical Team Lead and Therapist with The Julian Center in Indianapolis, brings her experience working with survivors of sexual and domestic violence to bear in this workshop discussing self-care for providers.

Understanding the Tyranny of the Moment: Health Consequences of Poverty.  Marie Wiese, Circles Indy Coordinator, and her associates will lead a breakout session discussing poverty, fortitude, and transitions.  Circles Indy is a national relationship-based movement to help communities become educated about the causes of poverty and the barriers that keep people in poverty.  Circles directly helps individuals and families living in poverty to achieve self-sufficiency.

Lunch Speaker:  Ken Gardner, Indiana University-Kokomo on Compassion Fatigue:  Healing The Healer

Afternoon Panel on What Survivors Teach Us About Resilience with Linda Adeniyi, Ken Gardner, Marie Weise

Closing Speaker:  Jim Ryan, Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist on Practical and Protective: Maintaining Mental Health and Wellness

COST for the entire day, including continental breakfast and lunch, is $35.