We are excited that you decided to attend this year’s Breaking Barriers conference. We have a great line up of speakers who will be presenting on a variety of topics related to mental health. Whether you are a mental health professional, consumer, or family member or friend supporting someone else, there will be insights for you to gain and share.
This year’s conference will feature David Sheff. David Sheff is the author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction, a number-one New York Times bestseller. The book was based on his article, “My Addicted Son,” which appeared in the New York Times Magazine and won a special award from the American Psychological Association for “outstanding contribution to the understanding of addiction.” It was published in a dozen languages and named the year’s Best Nonfiction Book by Entertainment Weekly. In 2009, David was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the World’s Most Influential People. “Beautiful Boy” was adapted as a film by Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment and starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet.