National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Plans for 2010
Recovery for All
Our goal is to create an electronic library on the NAMI Web site that will house a variety of step-by-step guides and other resources for NAMI state organizations and local affiliates to use to answer a variety of questions regarding diversity, inclusion and nondiscrimination and to identify and implement necessary organizational changes.
The Multicultural Action Center has already formed and begun work with a group of diverse NAMI leaders to assist and advise this effort and will work with this group throughout 2010 on this Building a Diverse Movement initiative. This advisory group will help to build a stronger movement in which NAMI state organizations and local affiliates will be well-trained and equipped to plan and implement culturally competent diversity and inclusion initiatives.
A diverse and inclusive organization will be able to better engage, educate and support diverse communities affected by mental illness.
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We are excited to be back in Washington, D.C. for our national convention this year and we hope you will join us. Convention program preparations are in progress and the Multicultural Action Center is looking forward to many workshops (yet to be confirmed) covering important issues multicultural mental health as well as a special meeting on Asian American and Pacific Islander mental health as part of our series of community-specific listening sessions. More details to come!
See NAMI's convention Web site for details.