|June is recognized globally as LGBTQ Pride Month, commemorating the advancement of LGBTQ social and political issues since the Stonewall Rebellion took place in New York City in 1969. Despite 50 years of ground-breaking history, health disparities still abound in LGBTQ communities. There is strong evidence that members of the LGBTQ community experience behavioral health conditions at a higher rate than heterosexuals, and that LGBTQ people of color are more disproportionately affected – suicide rates are twice that of their white counterparts. Further, health disparities are increased when many identities and experiences converge as with LGBTQ people of color.
Please join us for the webinar, Considering the Whole Person: Contexts for LGBTQ People of Color Mental and Behavioral Health Treatment, on Wednesday, June 12 at 3:00 p.m. ET, as Antoine Craigwell, founder, president and CEO of DBGM (Depressed Black Gay Men), Inc., presents on effectively working with LGBTQ people of color in behavioral health settings. Craigwell will discuss systemic racism, homophobia, the compounding effects of intergenerational and contemporaneous trauma and resiliency as these relate to treating the whole person and advancing health and wellness for often-marginalized communities.