DJ Jaffe will present findings from his book, “Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill” and what to do to fix it at the following events. To arrange presentation to your group, email DJ Jaffe. Note: Mental Illness Policy Org., is non-partisan and DJ accepts opportunities to address mental health, criminal justice, liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, and unaffiliated groups.

Upcoming Events

December 19, 2019 White House, Washington DC

White House Summit on Transforming Mental Health Treatment to Combat Homelessness, Violence & Substance Abuse (May be on CSPAN)


November 13, 2019, Queens

NY Whitestone Republican Club

September 20, 2019, New York

Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless (PPOH) of Janian Medical Care.

October 17, 2019 Butte, MT

NAMI Montana, vening

October 18, 2019 New Orleans, LA

Healing Minds, New Orleans, Time, T/B/D

June 25, 2019 New York, NY

The Greenburger Center Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice, 9AM

June 20, 2019 Sacramento CA,

NAMI Sacramento, 6PM, Public Invited

June 19,2019 San Francisco, CA

Physicians Organizing Committee 4pm

October 8, 2018 10 am Erlanger, KY

Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) Conference

October 8, 2018 6 pm Erlanger, KY

Kentucky NAMI 6pm

October 24, 2018 8 am Columbus, OH

American Psychiatric Nurses Conference,

October 26, 2018 5 pm Palm Beach, FL

Philanthropy Roundtable

November 1, 2018 7-9:30 pm, Amherst, NY (Near Buffalo)

NAMI Buffalo and Erie County Conf at Daemon College

November 2, 2018 8 am, Buffalo, NY

Grand Rounds, Univ. of Buffalo Medical School at Buffalo Psychiatric Center

November 9, 2018 6pm Gilbert, Arizona

P82 Project Restoration (housing initiative)

November 10, 2018 9 am, Arizona

Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ)

July 9-10, 2018. Washington, DC

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Invitation Only

July 17, 2018 Ogden Utah

Weber Human Services, 9am

July 18-20 2018, Park City, Utah, 9am

National Mental Health Court Summit July 18. noon

August 8-10, 2018 New Orleans, LA

45th Annual ALEC Meeting August 9, 9am (tentative)

August 15, 2018, Kansas City

CIT International Police Conference, Kansas City 1:30

June 13, 2018. NYC

 Save Allen Psychiatric Hospital Rally NYC 1pm, 5141 Broadway at 220th St. NYC. Contact Julia Camagong, NYS Nurses Association

April 25, 2018 9:00 am Washington DC

Ted Talk at National Council on Behavioral Health Conference, Washington, DC (view talk)

May 1, 2018, 7PM New York City

West Side Republican Club, NYC, Public, RSVP Suggested.

May 8, 2018, Noon, New York City

Manhattan Institute Forum on Psychiatric Hospital Bed Shortage, NYC, By invitation

May 11, 2018, 11am, Washington DC

Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC, By invitation. (view at 14:55)

Thursday, December 7, 2017 2pm-5pm,  Nashville, TN

ALEC Conference

Thursday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11, 6:30, NAMI/NYS Conference, Albany, NY

NAMI/NYS Conference Booth. Desmond Hotel and Conference Center.

Friday, October 27, 8:30 am Manhattan Institute

Manhattan Institute presents a forum on serious mental illness. Panelists are DJ Jaffe, Pete Earley, and Assistant Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, Dr. Elinore McCance Katz. Harvard Club. For info and video here.

Monday, October 2, 6:30, NAMI, Portland, ME

NAMI/Portland (Maine). Univ. Southern Maine 6:30-9 pm at the Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland, ME. For more info:

Friday, October 6, 2017, Mental Health America (MHA) Essex/Morris County, Breakfast

MHA of Essex County Breakfast (West Orange, NJ). Mayfair Farms. Details to follow. For more info:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017. 4:00 PM  NAMI Ft. Myers Hilton Hotel, Naples, FL.

5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103  SPACE LIMITED—RSVP REQUIRED Please Call 239-297-6832 or email Sponsored by NAMI of Collier County.

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 2:45. CIT International Conf. Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.

CIT International Conference (Ft. Lauderdale, FL). Panelist on Workshop “How Police/Mental Health Professional Partnerships Improve Healthcare (and Policing).” To register:

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:30pm, NYC. Shakespeare & Co. Books (NYC).

939 Lexington Avenue (corner of 69th Street). Author’s Talk moderated by Howard Husock of Manhattan Institute. Must RSVP

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 NAMI Queens/Nassau, NY 7:30 pm NAMI Queens/Nassau (NY). Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital, Sloman Auditorium. Entrance to the hospital is on 266th St. & 76th Avenue, Glen Oaks, Queens.   For more info

Wednesday June 28, 2017 NAMI, Washington, DC 

11:30 am. Hilton Hotel in Georgetown. NAMI Convention.

Sunday May 21, 2017, NAMI Santa Barbara

4-6pm Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden Street, Santa Barbara RSVP to Ramona Winner, 805-884-8440 x3206, or

Monday May 22, 2017  Hollywood Business Improvement District

6-9 pm. 6:30-7pm reception, 7-8:30pm presentation and Q&A. Lowes Hollywood Hotel. 1755 Highland Ave. Must RSVP to

Tuesday May 23, 2017 NAMI Santa Cruz

6:30 to 8:30pm St John’s Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos, Contact: Carol Williamson, President NAMI Santa Cruz (831)-229-2675

Wednesday May 24, 2917 Tracy, California

4:30 to 7pm to River Islands Welcome Center, 73 Stewart Road Lathrop, RSVP: Paul Cumming,, (805) 710-0018

Thursday May 25, 2017, NAMI Contra Costa, Pleasant Hill

9am – 3:30pm FaithNet Conference Pleasant Hill Community Center 320 Civic Drive Pleasant Hill Must RSVP Gigi Crowder, or NAMI Contra Costa 510-990-2670

Thursday May 25, 2017 NAMI East Bay, Albany

7:30pm Albany Methodist Church, 980 Stannage Avenue, Albany RSVP to 510-524-1250 or

Friday May 26, 2017 NAMI Fresno

9am-1:30pm Blue Sky Wellness Center, 1617 Saginaw Way, Suite 108, Fresno, Contact: Laural Fawcett, 559.960.6426,

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