Supporting Mental Health in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth
In 2014, The Lancet, the world’s leading medical journal, issued an editorial describing a “mental health crisis” among sexual and gender minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, and queer) youth. To help address this crisis, recommendations include making youth mental health a priority focus, providing specialized training to address the unique mental health and educational needs of sexual and gender minority youth, targeting schools as primary intervention and prevention sites, and developing specific policies and interventions to help reduce risk and build resilience. In this interactive presentation, we will discuss basic LGBTQ terminology, emerging youth trends, and what we know about current health disparities, effective interventions, and recommendations for developing a more just, ethical, and inclusive practice.
This free workshop will be of interest to school workers, community agencies, mental health professionals, youth advocates and workers.
Sponsored by Ministry of Human Services, United Way, City of Edmonton, and the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services.
Space for each session is limited to 30 participants. Light refreshments will be provided.
Questions? Please email Melinda McNie at email@example.com.