The 2018 In My Mind Conference Planning Team is honored to present, in a series, one of the Featured Speakers, James Felton Keith.




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The Conference theme, “My Identity Matters” invites attendees to examine the many ways in which a person’s identity or sense of self is influenced and the effect on that person’s mental health. The conference will consider these aspects of identity:

  • personal identity – how individuals define themselves based on what is important and what matters to them;
  • social identity –  given to individuals in their social group such as age, gender, race, and ethnicity or an identity an individual adopts based on a group to which they belong, and are social constructs;
  • collective identity – an identity shared by a social group, where individuals have a choice in who they choose to identify within that group; gender identity – one’s personal innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or none; and sexual identity – how one identifies based on their emotional, romantic or sexual attraction to others.

Acknowledging many identity constructs, the Conference invites submissions along the following subject areas:

  • Race, Ethnicity, Culture
  • Religion, Spirituality
  • Immigrant, Heritage, Language
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Social Class, Education, Occupation  (Wealthy, Sex Worker, Professor)
  • Age (youth, adult, senior citizen, elder).
  • Parents and family members of LGBTQ+ children
  • Health status (HIV+, Cancer survivor, Disabled, Mentally Ill)
  • Survivor (Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, PTSD)
  • Addiction and Recovery (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other psychotropic substances)

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Conference registration fee structure occurs in three periods:

  • Advanced/Early (Apr 1 to May 31), – CLOSED

  • Standard/Regular (Jun1 to Sept 30), and

  • Late (Oct1 to Oct 5) Registration.

The fee structure consists of the following categories:

  • Advocates, Activists, Consumers (including Seniors), and Students (with valid Student ID)

  • Clinicians and Academicians (including Academicians requiring CE/CEUs – will be announced when available),

  • Government Agencies – federal, state and city (local)

  • We welcome DONATIONS to assist with Conference-related costs.

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Accommodations for 2018 In My Mind Conference – click on hotel logo for discounted hotel rates – use code IMM18 at the Holiday Inn Manhattan Financial District, located next to the Conference Venue. 

DBGM and the In My Mind Conference Planning Team are pleased to unveil the new conference logo, for the 2018 Conference with the theme, “My Identity Matters“.


Logo design: Chuck Tarver, Claymont Designs.

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