Session by Stéphane Aubin
Did you know that LGBTQ+ youth are more than twice as likely to experience suicidal ideation than heterosexual youth? Did you know that one-in-five transgender youth has made a suicide attempt? Did you know that one-in-three LGBTQ+ adults experiences mental illness, compared to one-in-five heterosexual adults, and that their symptoms are more severe? What about LGBTQ+ refugees? In what ways can their journeys shape their mental health?
The experience of mental illness by LGBTQ+ folks is unique due to their lived experience and the social contexts in which they live, work, and play. In this workshop we will examine mental health through an LGBTQ+ lense, to better understand the reality of mental illness as it affects queer people and challenge some misconceptions or preconceived ideas we may hold about mental health itself.
This workshop is part of an online training workshops series, visit treatitqueer.org for more or see our events listings section for the other workshops in the series.