2018 attendees

About the Coming Together for Action Conference

We're coming together on October 7-10, 2020 to share innovative ideas for strengthening behavioral health services. Will you join us?

Research, innovation, and action are critically needed to promote behavioral health among individuals, families, and communities. Building on our highly successful conference in Denver in 2018, Coming Together for Action 2020 will bring together researchers, practitioners, community members, policymakers and students to share innovative and effective efforts to:

  • Prevent behavioral health challenges;
  • Promote health and well-being;
  • Foster responsive community systems;
  • Value wellness and healing knowledge of marginalized individuals, families, and communities;
  • Develop strategies for addressing social determinants of mental health; and 
  • Increase equity across communities.

Become a Sponsor

Participating as a Sponsor/Exhibitor is an excellent opportunity to showcase your organization and network with researchers, providers, policy-makers, family members, students, administrators and other stakeholders engaged in behavioral health. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities

Connect on Social

Connect with your peers by using hashtag #together4action2020. And follow us on social media to keep up with the latest conference news!

Know someone who is passionate about behavioral health and social justice? Invite them to join you!

The Time to Act is Now

At Coming Together for Action 2018, Vikram Patel, recipient of the Global Alliance's Presidential Citation for Lifetime Achievement Award, outlined a blueprint for reframing mental health. Developed by the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development, mental health exists along a continuum from positive mental health, mental distress, mental disorder, and psychosocial disability. This conceptualization of mental health balances mental health promotion and prevention with treatment, rehabilitation, care, and recovery. 

Now more than ever, it's critical that we focus attention on mental health. We all know the statistics! We also understand the relationship of an individual's mental health to social and environmental conditions.  Finally, we acknowledge the importance of mental health to overall health.  Let's come together and share ideas about how we can promote mental health, prevent mental health problems, improve treatment services and support recovery! Join us in Charlotte!

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