Call for Presentations is Closed


Thank you to all who have submitted proposals!


Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center announces Alternatives 2016, the 30th national mental health conference organized by and for mental health consumers/survivors, will be held in San Diego, California at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center. 


Workshops will be selected from the following topical categories:




Promising Practices in Peer-Run Programs & Peer Delivered Services -

Culturally-specific programming (i.e. veteran to veteran, youth to youth); innovations within the field; practices that promote peer services; peer-run organizational development, peer specialists, and other peer workforce development

Leadership Development -

Non-profit management Board of Directors development, building and sustaining your 501c3; promoting individual leadership; organizational and leadership sustainability


Whole Health & Wellness -

Culturally-responsive health & wellness strategies; holistic nutrition, healthcare integration; understanding and improving your physical health and overall health

Social Justice & Advocacy -

Social issues that affect the peer community; history of social justice and civil rights movements; advocacy


Using Technology in Support of Recovery -

Using Social Media assistive technologies to promote inclusion; utilizing technology to promote recovery

Youth & Young Adult -

Innovations in youth and young adult programs; promoting youth/young adult leadership


Older Adult -

Issues that impact quality of life (mental health, physical health, occupation, relationships) for older adults and innovative programs that improve these issues

Multiple Pathways to Recovery -

Mindfulness; meditation; massage; exercise; artistic expression; companion animals; yoga

Economic Health & Recovery -

Employment; financial self-sufficiency; overcoming poverty & income inequality 

Paper Submissions

Please send paper submissions to:

Alternatives 2016 Presentation Proposals

Horizon Meetings, P.O. Box 500209

Austin, TX 78750


Fax: 877-318-2309


Phone: 877-843-6265, ext.700


Call for Presentations
Alternatives 2016 Call for Presentations
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Alternatives 2016 Proposal Approval Process
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Alternatives 2016 Proposal Approval Proc
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