This webinar Mental Health in the LGBTI+ Community looks at the complexity and unique challenges the LGBTQI+ Community faces every day. The panel acknowledges three important psychological feelings, Shame, Anxiety and Depression. Finding out you’re not alone, being part of a community can help carry difficult conversations such as coming out to your parents. Shame, Anxiety and Depression do not have to be a life sentence. There are all sorts of treatments and options available, please refer to the resources below if you wish to find out more.
- Moninne Griffith, CEO of BeLonG To Youth Services
- Dr Paul D’Alton, Clinical Psychologist and Assoc. Professor of Psychology, UCD
- Stephen McBride, Director of Services at Aware and Chartered Counselling Psychologist & Group Psychotherapist
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Resources mentioned in Mental Health in the LGBTI+ Community webinar:
- BeLonG To website – Information to support younger people coming out to parents
- LGBT website – Information on Mental Health for Adults
- Gay Community News website
- Transgender Equality Network Ireland website – Helpful resources for advocacy for transgender people
- Irish Council for Civil Liberties – Information on policy & justice reform, equality & inclusion, digital & data and protest & civil society
- Aware website
- Better Out Than In Booklet, from BeLonG To (great for parents/allies)
- Mindfulness & Acceptance for Gender Identity Book
- HSE produced document – Looking after your mental health, for LGBTI+ people pdf
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