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Proceedings Document: NAMI’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Listening Session
“It is a positive step that NAMI has made in acknowledgement, recognition, visibility and inclusion for issues of human sexuality and mental health by finally welcoming the GLBT communities into the NAMI family.”–NAMI GLBT Listening Session, 2007
NAMI’s 2007-2010 Strategic Plan calls for NAMI to move from good to great. One of the key strategies to achieve this vision is to embrace and empower NAMI leaders and members from diverse communities. Recognizing that the NAMI family includes Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) individuals and allies and that the needs of this community are unique, NAMI organized a GBLT Listening Session, held on June 26, 2007, as part of its Annual National Convention.
NAMI general leadership, NAMI GLBT leadership, allies, and other collaborators, along with representatives of partner organizations, came together for a three-hour meeting to discuss mental health in this community and how the mental health system could better serve it, and to identify ways NAMI could become a welcoming and supportive environment for GLBT consumers and family members.
Click the following links to view the executive summary and full proceedings document of the NAMI Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Listening Session. This publication was created by Tom Hill, M.S.W., facilitator of the GLBT Listening Session and Majose Carrasco, M.P.A, Director of the
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