19th Annual Bexar County Behavioral Health and Wellness Conference
Friday, October 18, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Free one-and-a-half-day conference for families, consumers, caregivers, and professionals featuring
educational workshops about mental health topics/resources and a health/wellness resource fair.
Free and open to the public.
2019 Wood Group Scholarships
We are pleased to announce that The Wood Group is offering two educational scholarships for Academic Year 2019! Winners will need to attend the 2019 Bexar County Behavioral Health and Wellness Conference on October 18, 2019. Scholarship winners will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, October 18, 2019.
2019 STAR Award
Know someone who has overcome or broken down barriers in mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual and developmental disabilities and has become productive and successful in living their lives? STAR Award winners will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, October 18, 2019.
2019 Conference Art Contest Entry Form
“LIVE OUT LOUD!” Your Voice Matters Art Contest is raising awareness for mental health in Bexar County by celebrating the talents, abilities and artistic expression of people living with mental health conditions or substance use disorders, or anyone who wishes to artistically express why Your Voice Matters. Artist will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, October 18, 2019.
The Norris Conference Center (Park North)
618 NW Loop 410 (Loop 410/San Pedro)
The Norris Conference Center is located in Park North Shopping Center across the street from North Star Transit Center (Bus #2, 3, 4, 5, 502, 534, 550, 551, 602, 647, 648). Parking is FREE.
Meet our 2019 Keynote Speaker!
Frank Warren is the sole founder of the PostSecret Project, a growing collection of over a million artful secrets mailed to him anonymously on postcards.
Considered one of the most influential people on the Internet by Forbes, Warren will share his insights on why its’ important to “Live Out Loud: Your Voice Matters!” To-date, Warren has appeared on several national and international news outlets including “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “CBS News Sunday Morning,” CBC and the BBC to talk about his six PostSecret books, the current exhibition at the Museum of Man, and the emotional PostSecret events held around the world. During the keynote address, Warren will demonstrate the power of sharing hopes, dreams, fears and failures, and how PostSecret became the catalyst for his passionate commitment to mental health advocacy. The project has raised over $1,000,000 for suicide prevention, and earned Warren a Mental Health Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Award.
See what all the buzz is about!
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!
The Center for Health Care Services Foundation
(Keynote Speaker Sponsor)
Behavioral Health Services at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (Printing Sponsor)
The Center for Health Care Services
San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
University Health System
Baptist Health System
Laurel Ridge Treatment Center
San Antonio Area Foundation
Bexar County Behavioral Health Department
The Wood Group
UT Health San Antonio TACKLE Program
San Antonio Counseling & Behavioral Center