NAMI Omaha Announces June Public Educational Meeting with LGBTQ+ Speaker
NAMI Omaha’s (namiomaha.org) next Mental Health NAMI Affiliate meeting will be held on Thursday, June 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. This meeting is free and open to the public. Eli Rigatuso will speak at the meeting about the Intersectionality of Mental Health and the LGBTQ+ Identities, as well as on his work with helping local organizations and businesses offer more open and affirming spaces for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals. One of the ways Eli does this is through his web documentary channel, Speaking of Happy. In addition to running this virtual outlet, documenting amazing stories of the LGBTQ+ community, Eli also works full-time at Bellevue University.
These meetings take place the first Thursday of each month at First United Methodist Church, located at 7020 Cass St. in Omaha. Parking is available on the east and north side of the church. Enter through doors #4 or #6 and proceed to room 112.
NAMI Omaha is a non-profit organization composed of consumers, family members, professionals, and friends who have come together to share and take comfort in the commonality of their experiences and to educate members of their communities about serious brain disorders. Along with education/literature, support, workshops, conferences, and more. NAMI Omaha actively advocates at the local, state, and national levels to improve the services and the lives of those affected by mental illness and their families.