NAMI is happy to announce the release of the proceedings report of the NAMI American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Mental Health Listening Session. Based on this listening session—a meeting of national experts on AI/AN mental health—the report identifies the participants’ recommendations for mental health systems and NAMI to more successfully engage and support AI/AN communities.
Click here for the full article and to access the proceedings report of the NAMI AI/AN Listening Session.
Participants of the upcoming NAMI 2009 Convention will have an opportunity to take part in a review and discussion of the proceedings report of the AI/AN Listening Session on Wednesday, July 8. The NAMI 2009 Convention will take place July 6-9 at the San Francisco Hilton Hotel. This convention marks NAMI’s 30th anniversary and the second Annual National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Attendees will enjoy a program rich in sessions focusing on diversity and inclusion as well as Spanish-language programming.
Click here for details on sessions and events hosted by the Multicultural Action Center.
For full schedule information, event details and registration information visit the convention section of the NAMI Web site.
NAMI Tennessee is proud to be participating in Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Our signature event for the month of July is Tennessee’s first Native American Mental Health Summit. This forum will address Native American mental health disparities in Tennessee and provide a platform to discuss and advocate for resolution between Native family members, mental health consumers and health care providers. The summit will be held on July 24, 2009 at Tennessee State University in Nashville. Full article...
Throughout the month of July, NAMI states and affiliates are encouraged to join efforts across the country to increase public awareness of mental illness among diverse communities. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 in honor of Bebe Moore Campbell, distinguished author and NAMI advocate of mental health education and support.
Click here for more information including a list of suggested activities and available materials.