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.
|A Mental Health Recovery and Community Integration Guide for GLBTQI Individuals: What You Need to Know - Take a look inside this 12-page colorful booklet
GLBTQI Mental Health: Recommendations for Policies and Services- a companion publication to the above booklet with considerations for service providers and policy makers
From the NAMI Blog
"Loving Our Daughter is Not a Choice, Just Like Who She Truly Is"
by Annette, NAMI Western Slope (Colo.) [June 2013]
Fact SheetsTips and Resources for Family and Friends of GLBT Persons
*Contact us at MACenter@nami.org for an example of a one-page synthesis of the above fact sheets.
»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."
»Institute of Medicine March 2011 consesus report, "The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding"
Pink & Blues
»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.
»Helping Families Support Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children--by Caitlin Ryan, Ph.D., A.C.S.W., Director,
Family Acceptance Project™, San Francisco State University; from the National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development
»Raising Issues: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People Receving Services in the Public Mental Health System November 2004. A comprehensive report by Dr. Alicia Lucksted detailling the GLBT peoples' experiences receiving mental health services. Extensive analysis of both mental health care provider and consumer viewpoints, as well as examples of best practices of GLBT-affirmative self help and mental health programs. Executive Summary of Raising Issues report
»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."
»SAMHSA ADS Center Reducing Stigma and Discrimination among People who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender training powerpoint