T H E P O W E R O F
DBSA 2008 NATIONAL CONFERENCE • NORFOLK, VA
the depression and bipolar support alliance
invites you, this september, to experience t h e p o w e r o f p e e r s
Wednesday, september 10 - sunday, september 14, 2008
sheraton norfolk Waterside hotel
a peer-centered mental health conference
for consumers, family members and providers
keynotes kay redfield Jamison, phd • pat deegan, phd • richard cohen • larry fricks
also featuring DaviD Granirer • victoria Maxwell • GreG SiMon, MD, MPh • StePhen ProPSt, Mba
lauren MaranGell, MD • laura PreScott • walter huDSon • Melvin McinniS, MD
Karen Fuqua • Diane GrieDer, MeD • Sharon JenKinS-tucKer • anD Many More!
register now and save up to 20% Special package DiScountS alSo available
www.DbSalliance.org/conference2008 • (800) 826-3632
the dbsa 2008 national conference offers consumers,
family, friends and health care providers 5 unforgettable,
uplifting days filled With peer-centered keynote
presentations and educational Workshops led by
World-renoWned mental health experts and educators,
best-selling authors and consumer advocates.
experience 5 days filled With the poWer of support …
of understanding … of teaching … of listening …
of recovery … 5 days filled With the power of peers.
experience the power of...
… through the unique peer perspectives of
an unprecedented lineup of internationally-
known keynote speakers.
… through more than 16 peer-focused
educational sessions led by leading
experts, educators, authors and consumer
… through 4 in-depth pre-conference
institutes that offer recovery-based tools
and strategies to consumers, veterans, peer
specialists and family members.
… through a special stand-up comedy night
put on by counselor, author and stand-up
comic David Granirer, founder of Stand up for
Mental health, and 8 conference attendees.
… through the 5 peer roundtable sessions,
where peers share ideas and personal strat-