Each year, the SAMHSA ADS Center conducts approximately six training teleconferences that are free of charge and open to the general public. These educational events are designed to help participants enhance mental health consumer independence and community participation by relating the most up-to-date research and information about programs within the United States and beyond that are working to reduce discrimination and increase social inclusion of persons with mental health problems. In addition to featuring two or more formal presentations on social inclusion and related topics, each teleconference includes a thirty-minute open forum. The open forum period offers an opportunity for all participants to ask questions and share their experiences and expertise on efforts to counteract discrimination and reduce the negative attitudes associated with mental illness. All SAMHSA ADS Center training teleconferences are conducted via telephone. Accompanying presentation materials are made available through the SAMHSA ADS Center web site.