Exploring Narratives Conference

Exploring Narratives: Destigmatizing Mental Illness Conference

October 4, 2022
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Plaster Student Union

Priority Registration for MCHHS Student/Faculty/Staff through September 12
Public registration opens September 13

Attend entire event or select sessions.
Lunch and free t-shirt included in registration.


Image of Jeni Hopkins Image of Chelsea Gilliam Image of Paul Thomlinson Art of Being Me Logo

"Mental Coaching for Mental Health"
by radio show host and
award-winning coach,
Jeni Hopkins

"Forging a New Understanding of Mental Health: Making the Uncomfortable, Comfortable"
by Burrell Behavioral Health Center's System Director of Adult Integration,
Chelsea Gilliam, PsyD

“Shifting our Narratives: Mental Health as the Cornerstone of Health”
by Executive Director of the Compass Health Research Institute and licensed psychologist,
Paul Thomlinson

“The Art of Being Me" Exhibit
by Randy Bacon and presented by Burrell Behavioral Health


11:45 AM: Check-In
12:00 PM: Welcome and Lunch in Ballroom West
1:15 PM: 1st Breakout Session
2:15 PM: 2nd Breakout Session
3:00 PM: Brief break for Coffee, Cookies, and Art of Being Me
3:30 PM: Keynote Speaker Paul Thomlinson
4:30 PM: Thank You and Ending Notes
4:40-5:30 PM: Additional time to view “Art of Being Me” Exhibit