June is Pride Month and we hope that those struggling with their identity or living in unsupportive environments find these resources helpful to living a life of well-being and resilience. We also pulled together ways supporters can help.
As a proud Mental Health America affiliate, we are excited to celebrate our queer communities by sharing information about two upcoming webinars:
- LGBTQ+ voices will share how self-acceptance, self-compassion, queer joy, and pride in their identities have impacted their mental health. This webinar is on Tuesday June 13 at 1 p.m. Register for the Pride in Myself webinar here.
- Feeling affirmed, supported, and safe is essential for our mental health. When discussing affirming environments, we often talk about health care settings, but affirming spaces go far beyond a doctor’s office. For example, schools, homes, campuses, workplaces, businesses, and community spaces all have the opportunity to ensure that they are affirming for LGBTQ+ folks. This webinar will discuss what makes an environment affirming and how to create those spaces. This webinar is Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 1 p.m. Register for Where I Feel Safe: What Makes an Environment Affirming webinar here.
Here are 10 ways to be an ally and a friend.
LGBTQ youth want role models. Queer elders have a lot of advice. Young people in the LGBTQ community long for older role models. The Washington Post found several, and they all have stories to tell.