2018 NAMI National Convention

The 2018 NAMI National Convention is one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States.


Each year, our convention connects and inspires people looking for resources, research, support services and recovery strategies. Join this diverse, action-driven group of individuals experiencing mental health conditions, family members and caregivers, policymakers, educators, researchers, clinicians, providers, exhibitors, sponsors and press this year in New Orleans from June 27–30.



The Alzheimer’s Association has created a toolkit for physicians

Under new Medicare reimbursement rules, cognitive and functional assessments and care planning for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairment are covered. The Alzheimer’s Association has created a toolkit for physicians with materials on assessing older adults’ functioning, the severity of their condition, neuropsychiatric symptoms, their safety at home and in outside settings, and the kind and extent of available caregiving support.



November 1 – December 15 Open Enrollment for a 2018 Health Insurance Plan.

November 1 – December 15 Open Enrollment for a 2018 Health Insurance Plan. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. To enroll online visit: www.healthcare.gov. To enroll by phone call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 (TTY1-855-889-4325) for help in your language. To schedule a free, in-person visit with a trained assister call 304-598-5150.

Heart Walk

Heart Walk


Event Location: Monongalia County Ballpark, Granville

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is serving as a sponsor of the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) annual Heart Walk, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Monongalia County Ballpark in Granville.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the opening ceremonies get underway at 9:45 a.m. The three-mile, non-competitive walk starts at 10:05 a.m.

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute will bring the Mega Heart to the event and offer tours.

For more information, visit the AHA website


WVU Women’s Volleyball Pink Game

WVU Women’s Volleyball Pink Game


Event Location: WVU Coliseum

The WVU volleyball team will host a pink game against Kansas State University at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the WVU Coliseum. The team will wear pink jerseys and is encouraging fans to wear pink. Fans will receive pink pom-pom shakers and will have an opportunity to receive the official Mountaineers pink t-shirt for a $10 donation.