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South Dakota NAMI conference planned in Spearfish

SPEARFISH (AP) — Persons diagnosed with mental illness, their families, mental health professionals and others are invited to a conference in Spearfish next month.

The 2013 NAMI South Dakota Annual conference is themed "Stronger Together — Partners for the Future."

The Sept. 12-13 conference will feature 15 breakout sessions on topics of interest to those in the mental health and substance abuse fields as well as families and people living with mental illness.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Jinneh Dyson of NAMI National, Dr. Stuart White of the National Institutes of Mental Health, and Karen Winters-Schwartz, author of two books about mental illness.

NAMI South Dakota Executive Director Wendy Giebink. says there will be sessions of interest to everyone.