Alternatives 2011 Registration Now Open

Alternatives 2011 is coming to Florida!

The 25th annual Alternatives conference, the oldest national mental health conference organized by and for mental health consumers/survivors, will be held October 26-30, 2011, at the Caribe Royale Orlando, 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821.

The theme of Alternatives 2011 is “Coming Home: Creating Our Own Communities of Wellness and Recovery.”  “This theme reflects the desire for community by individuals with psychiatric histories of every age and every walk of life – that is, we who have been disenfranchised and marginalized by a society that discriminates against those whom it defines as ‘other,’ ” said Joseph Rogers, executive director of the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, which is organizing the conference

Each Alternatives conference offers in-depth technical assistance on peer-delivered services and self-help/recovery methods. As one of five national technical assistance centers, The Family Cafe’s CAFE TA Center will have a presence at Alternatives, and we strongly encourage anyone interested in mental health and related issues to attend.

Registration is now open for Alternatives, and is available on the Alternatives 2011 website.