b'2022 ANNUAL REPORT|NAMI TENNESSEEAdvocacy and AwarenessBEBE MOORE CAMPBELL Minority Mental Health Awareness MonthWebinar SeriesWe host an annual webinar series every July toequitablementalhealthcrisisresponsewhen shinealightoneffortsthatimproveaccesstothe caller in crisis is a person of color or from a equitable mental health treatment, services, andminority population.supportforracial,ethnic,andsexualminorityNext up was a speaker panel hosted in collabora-populations here in Tennessee, including BIPOCtion with NAMI Davidson County on wellness in (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), and LGBTQ+the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community fea-(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and QueerturingsocialworkinternMariaNguyen,along or Questioning). with Joseph Gutierrez at API Middle Tennessee, OurfirstpresenterwasBruceChristine Lai, PhD, at the Greater Nashville Chi-Huffman,RegionalManageratnese Association, and Gwen Hamer at the Ten-theTennesseeMentalHealthnesseeDepartmentofMentalHealthandSub-ConsumersAssociation(TM- stance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS).HCA).Brucesharedhisstory ofmentalhealthrecoveryasa southernmannavigatingstig-maaroundgenderidentityandthepressures and expectations of toxic masculinity, as well as his work supporting the mental health of LGBTQ+ in Tennessee.Nguyen GutierrezLai HamerOursecondpresenterwas KevinFischer,ExecutiveDi-rectorofNAMIMichigan.Kev-indiscussedtheuniquefac-torstoconsidertoensurean'