July 5, 2015-July 9, 2015 Leah DeMarest, NAMI CI executive director, and Willow Hill, NAMI CI board president, attended the NAMI National Convention in San Francisco where they connected with NAMI representatives from all over the country to discuss struggles and successes in order to learn new and different ways to implement mental health services. They also were able to connect with various providers, clinicians, and mental health experts where they gained knowledge of the newest research and programming. They attended many educational seminars where they learned about various mental health related topics, such as veterans mental health, jail diversion, PTSD, raising awareness at college campuses, depression, marketing, dual diagnosis, technology, borderline personality disorder,bipolar, programs focused on youth, adolescents, and adults, early intervention, and much more. Leah and Willow are excited to take what they have gained from the convention to further develop NAMI services in our community.