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Southern Wisconsin Conference on Mental Health

September 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Join us for an event focused on mental health

HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. is a free medical, dental, and vision clinic providing services to low-income, uninsured Rock County residents since 1994. In response to our region’s mental health crisis, we are hosting our second annual conference that provides education and resources to health care providers, care givers, and stakeholders. On September 28th, 2017, HealthNet is hosting the 2nd Annual Southern Wisconsin Conference on Mental Health.

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Currently, Rock County has some of the highest rates of depression, suicide, and overdose death, but has the lowest rates of mental health access. As we are seeing these problems persist in our patients, we want to bring together the community to provide awareness of these problems and find solutions.


Featured Guest Speaker for 2017 Conference, Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter, and author of three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction.

His most recent book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic was listed on multiple top-ten lists in 2015, including Amazon.com, Salon.com, Boston Globe, and Seattle Times. Dreamland was selected as the National Book Critic Circle Award for Best Non-Fiction.

His career as a journalist has spanned almost 30 years. He lived for 10 years as a freelance writer in Mexico, where he wrote his first two books. In 2004, he returned to the United States to work for the L.A. Times, covering immigration, drug trafficking, neighborhood stories, and gangs.

Thank you to this year’s Sponsors

Workshop Sponsors 


Break Sponsors

Beloit Health System

Best Events Catering

Crossroads Counseling

FIDO Marketing

Fetch Graphics

Genesis Counseling

Roger’s Memorial Hospital

Stateline Mental Health Services

Unity/Quartz Health Plan


Conference Schedule & Registration 

Full conference schedule can be found here. 

This is an accredited program that is approved by the National Association of Social Workers – Wisconsin Chapter. 4.5 CEH credits will be provided with completion of full day of training.

Early Bird Registration (August 1, 2017): $75 for CE credits; $65 for non-credit attendance

After Early Bird Registration: $100 for CE Credits; $75 for non-credit attendance


September 28, 2017
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Pontiac Convention Center
2809 N Pontiac Dr
Janesville, WI 53545 United States


HealthNet of Rock County