Today, PEERS’ Sexuality and Gender Alliance Committee (SAGA) met for the second time this month. Committee members reviewed guidelines for respectful outreach engagement, the POCC-MHSA values statement, hot topics in the news, and qualifications for committee membership. Nine SAGA members were in attendance. The next SAGA meeting will be on November 7th.
SAGA advances health and wellness within the LGBTQ+ community of mental health consumers. Beyond general support work, SAGA advocates for the LGBTQ community in the mental health system. Specifically, it champions cultural awareness of LGBTQ specific concerns. Committee members create a welcoming environment that validates the LGBTQ wellness experience.