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Registration deadline extended for Mental Health Wellness and Recovery Conference

CRYSTAL LAKE – The registration deadline for the annual McHenry County Mental Health Wellness and Recovery Conference on Sept. 20 at McHenry County College has been extended to Friday.

The conference features two nationally recognized speakers, a choice of four afternoon breakout sessions, opportunities for networking and information sharing, and credits for continuing education.  

Nanette Larson, a nationally recognized leader and speaker on mental health recovery, will deliver the keynote address, “Recovery: The Journey to Health and Wellness.”

Dr. Paul Keck Jr., is a researcher in bipolar disorder and psychopharmacology and author of hundreds of scientific papers. His presentation targets “Recovery, Remission, Wellness – The Realizable Goals of Diagnosis and Treatment.”                  

People who have mental health concerns, family members and friends, professionals, and community members are encouraged to attend.

The morning session begins at 8 a.m. with registration, expo displays and information-sharing opportunities, and moves into the speaker presentation. Lunch is provided, followed by a choice of four breakout sessions. 

The $10 nonrefundable registration fee made out to the McHenry County Behavioral Health Foundation includes lunch, CEUs and refreshments. Checks should be mailed to the BHF, 620 Dakota St., Crystal Lake, IL 60012, attention Sharon Smith.

The registration and payment deadline is Friday.

For information, call or email Sharon Smith at 815-308-0866 or srs.mcbhf@gmail.com. Or call the Mental Health Board at 815-455-2828.

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