In recognition of the unique mental health needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community, the
The NAMI GLBT Leaders Group was an immediate success, with group leaders from around the country helping NAMI address GLBT mental health issues. In their advisory role, the group contributed many ideas for fact sheet development, planning and implementing two GLBT focused convention workshops, and organizing a listening session for GLBT individuals and NAMI leadership.
We now have several fact sheets on pertinent mental health issues in the GLBT
The NAMI 2007 Convention marked the first time a national NAMI event has formally recognized and focused on the GLBT community. The success of these events and sessions during the NAMI 2007 Convention was encouraging to the Multicultural Action Center and the GLBT Leaders Group who continue to work together to address the needs of the GLBT community within NAMI.
Find more information in our previous Recovery for Allarticles on the formation of the GLBT Leaders Group and GLBT Convention activities. For further information or to join the NAMI GLBT Leaders Group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.