NAMI kicked off our efforts to increase inclusion and support of this community with a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Listening Session held at the NAMI 2007 annual convention. The resulting proceedings report outlines the specific goals and recomm endations set during this discussion. Click here for more information and to view the Proceedings Document.
*Contact us at MACenter@nami.org for an example of a one-page synthesis of the above fact sheets.
« Stephen Puibello, member of NAMI's GLBT Networking Group who lives with diagnoses of bipolar disorder and HIV, shares abouthis web promotion of resources and participation in cycling events to raise funds and awareness of his diagnoses and GLBT mental health supports.
Rainbow Heights Club's discussion of the importance of a culturally-affirming and empowering mental health and peer support service for GBLT individuals.
»Growing Up LGBT in America
Human Rights Campaign report discussing study of over 10,000 LGBT-identified youth aged 13-17. "With an increase in public awareness about anti-LGBT bullying and harassment and the strikingly high number of LGBT youth who are homeless, in foster care, or living in high-risk situations, it is critical that we get a better understanding of the experiences, needs, and concerns of LGBT youth."
Pink & Blues
contact Mark Davis, founder of the Philadelphia based GLBT peer support and recovery group, for more information.
Web site of Stephen Puibello, GLBT-identified NAMI leader and advocate for both LGBT mental health and HIV/AIDS issues.
»LGBT Individuals Not Getting Equal Attention in Research (Aaron Levin, 6/3/11) - The American Psychiatric Association's Psychatric News covers the Institute of Medicine report released in late March that identifies need for increased volume and quality of research addressing health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
»Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations, an information and resource kit distributed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration intended to "equip prevention professionals, healthcare providers, and educators with information on current health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. Includes an overview of terms related to gender identity and sexual expression."
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