Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year’s Pathways to Wellness Conference on Wednesday, May 15, at Champlain College Conference and Event Center. It was a day full of learning, insightful discussions, thought-provoking speeches, uplifting laughter and lots of fun. We saw old friends reunited and new friends enjoying a meal together. Woody, the therapy dog, even made himself at home among all of his new friends!

We are grateful for all of the information and perspectives that our keynote speakers and workshop presenters brought with them.

Our keynote speakers, Dr. Martha Straus and Dr. Steve Taubman, both provided heartfelt and powerful keynote addresses.


To find a copy of Dr. Straus’ powerpoint presentation from her keynote speech, click here.

Our workshop presenters brought up so much information that sparked some passionate discussions. We heard firsthand how the collaborative networks approach has worked for families, how trauma at an early age can have an impact on development, how one mental health agency is working on suicide prevention in their area, and so much more!

We also saw many participants engage in fun at the NAMI Vermont photo booth and excitedly purchase tickets for the chance to win a raffle basket. We are pleased and proud to have offered such a well-received event and we hope to see many of you at next year’s conference!

Photos from the Conference

Here are just a sampling of photos. To view the whole gallery, visit our NAMI Vermont Facebook photo album.








Sponsors and Exhibitors

Our conference would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:








We also thank the following exhibitors:
Lamoille County Mental Health
Howard Center
Vermont Department of Health Tobacco Control
Clara Martin Center
Vermont Cooperative for Practice Improvement & Innovation
Vermont Care Partners
Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Vermont 2-1-1
Stetson School
Pathways Vermont