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Young Adult Voice In Mental Health Awareness has Concluded.

August 19-20, 2017

Young Adult Voice in Mental Health Awareness

Passionate about changing the conversation around mental health and substance use? 

Join us for a two-day advocacy event in Madison, WI August 19th-20th, 2017. Regional advocates will come together, learn about turning passion into change-making action, and spend a day developing mental health and substance abuse advocacy messaging.  

On the first day, young adults will delve deeper into advocacy and change making. The second day will be completely dedicated to building advocacy messaging and figuring out unique and impactful ways to get that messaging out there. A professional production team will be onsite to work with groups on creating a video, piece of art, or drama production.  

The training is a free and there will be free overnight lodging at La Quinta with transportation provided to and from the event. We hope to see you there!


The conference will take place at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, Wisconsin.   

Pre-Event Information

Look for information on schedules, what to bring, and any other important details in your email a week before the event.

Parking and Transportation

Please obey all parking regulations to avoid ticketing. If you need help with transportation, let us know when you register. We want you to attend, and arrangements can be made! If you will be driving yourself and will need to park your car, please note this during registration so that a parking permit can be arranged. Please obey all parking regulations to avoid ticketing. Contact Brenda Johansen at 262-472-1704 with transportation questions.


Registrants will be housed in a hotel near the Pyle Center, and transportation will be provided to the hotel Saturday night and back to the Pyle Center Sunday morning. Our own event staff will be available throughout the evening and overnight to assist. Roommate requests will be honored when possible; otherwise registrants will be paired by age and gender. Rooms are double occupancy only. Registrants will be provided lunch and dinner Saturday, as well as breakfast and lunch Sunday. 


Brenda Johansen (262) 472-1704 or email