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Bullying, Bullets and Trauma

Quintin Lamarr shares his story of growing up at the confluence of systemic racism and anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination in America. He describes how the traumas of racial injustice and discrimination walk hand in hand with mental illness, and how mental health services and communities like NAMI open up new worlds of recognition, hope, healing and pride.

If you or a loved one is seeking mental health treatment or additional information on mental health, visit our website at Call our HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) – open Mon-Fri from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Text “NAMI” to 741-741 – Available 24/7 Visit us online at Find your local NAMI at

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.