Harvest of Hope
10th ANNUAL HARVEST OF HOPE
"Partnering for Prevention and Recovery"
October 6, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Xavier Amador
Dr. Xavier Amador is an internationally renowned clinical psychologist, researcher, author, and leader in his field. His international best-seller, I Am Not Sick. I Don't Need Help, has been translated into 15 languages.
Dr. Amador's expertise has been called upon by government, industry and the broadcast and print media where he has appeared as a frequent expert for CNN, ABC News, NBC News, NBC Today Show Fox News Channel, CBS 60 Minutes, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Cosmo, Wall Street Journal and many other national and international news outlets.
As a forensic psychologist, Dr. Amador has worked on many infamous cases, including that of Theodore Kaczynski (the Unabomber), Jared Loughner (shooter of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords), Wanda Barzee (the Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping), and Zacarias Moussaoui (9/11 hijacker)
Dr. Amador is the founder of the LEAP (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner) Institute, whose approach to treatment is based on his research, personal life, and professional experience as a therapist.
Harvest of Hope is a full-day wellness conference for the local community. NAMI Mercer first hosted this event in 2009 to let those in the New Jersey Capital area know that we are committed to promoting good mental health for everyone and changing the way people view those with mental health challenges. Since then, we have held the conference every year in conjunction with National Mental Illness Awareness Week in October. Harvest of Hope, offers an inspirational keynote presentation, practical educational workshops, and memorable opportunities for social interaction. Participants can register for the full-day conference or choose to attend the keynote only.
At each conference, participants are able to attend two workshops of their choice. Subject areas for workshops include:
• Self-help techniques
• Creativity and wellness
• Inspiring personal stories
• Nutrition and exercise
• Treatment options
• Healthcare reform and advocacy
• Help for parents and caregivers
Past Keynote Speakers
Winning at Wellness
Living with Purpose
Finding Your Voice
Recovery through Discovery
Getting Better Together