Lived Experience as Expertise: How NAMI can Support Patients and Families

12:00pm - April 12, 2023 thru 1:00pm - April 12, 2023 | Timezone: US/Eastern
New England MHTTC
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2023

4/12: THIS EVENT IS CANCELED. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

NAMI has many free support and educational programs. This talk by Ken Duckworth, MD, will review these programs and discuss NAMI's first book, You Are Not Alone, where people who have lived with mental health conditions use their names and share what they have learned. They do so to reduce the isolation and shame so common with mental health conditions and to make meaning of their experiences. Their lessons include ways they have found to live with symptoms, give to others and, build a life. Families who have learned to communicate and cope with loss also share what they learned. 


Ken Duckworth, MD, is the chief medical officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Ken is board certified in adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, and is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He was previously acting commissioner and medical director at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Ken has worked on an assertive community treatment team, and at an early psychosis program.