Greetings!

If you live with a mental health condition and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or intersexed (LGBTQI), it's important to prioritize your mental health. Not all members of the LGBTQI community will have the same experiences, however, many face discrimination, prejudice, denial of civil and human rights, harassment and family rejection, which can lead to new or worsened mental health symptoms. This is particularly true for those with intersecting racial or socioeconomic identities.

Click here to download a fact sheet outlining general information about LGBTQI mental health, risk factors, and statistics.
Save the Date for an Exclusive Screening!
We are excited to announce that we are sponsoring a private, free virtual screening of the award-winning new documentary CURED with FreeState Justice! CURED highlights a pivotal but little-known moment in the history of mental healthcare and the fight for LGBTQ equality when activists rose up to challenge a formidable institution — and won!

The film will be available to screen online from Wednesday, June 16, 2021 to Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Please also save the date for a live virtual panel discussion on Monday, June 21st at 8 pm ET.

We’ll provide more details about this virtual screening in the days ahead, including a link to register. In the meantime, watch the trailer and mark your calendars for this free, exclusive event!
Join Us for the Following June Events:
Resilience and Well-being
Presented on 6/10/21 at 5:00 pm by Catherine Gray, Resilience and Well-being helps us look at what resilience is, how we can build resilience skills in ourselves and how we can foster resilience in others. Resilience is the strength, skills and resources to help us thrive. These skills can be developed and enhanced throughout our lives.

Movement Disorders + Restoring Hope
Join Kier Gaines and Dr. Leslie Citrome, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, New York Medical College, live on Instagram on Wednesday, June 16th at 3:30 pm EST where they will discuss what a variety of topics including causes and symptoms of Tardive Dyskinesia (TD), the impact TD can have on your health, and when you should seek medical care.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder LiveStream Event
NIMH is hosting a livestream event on Thursday, June 17, 2021, featuring NIMH-funded researcher Dr. Barbara Rothbaum who will discuss PTSD signs, symptoms, and treatments, as well as the latest research on PTSD. In addition, she will discuss some of the challenges that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has presented for individuals living with PTSD and other mental illnesses.