❤️ Your journey & identity are valid.🧡 Take your time; come out when you’re ready.💛 It’s normal to feel worried.💚 Reach out to someone if you feel burdened.💙 You are loved & supported.💜 Owning your truth may be difficult but it will be worth it.Today, on the heels of #WorldMentalHealthDay, we celebrate the courage it takes to tell the world who you are and celebrate your very existence. Wherever you are in your journey, we love you, we support you…
In this live and interactive webcast we will be focusing on one’s mental health, the lived #LGBT+ experience and how we are building stronger relationships between #LGBTQI persons and their families 🏳️🌈👭.
Featuring guest panellist Dr Katija Khan (Clinical Psychologist),Mr Rian Merrick (MSc. Clinical Mental Health Counselor)Ms Kelly Mc Farlane (Clinical Psychologist, Organisational Psychologist)
0:00:00 Countdown0:00:15 Introduction0:00:35 Topics0:00:50 Discussion0:03:15 Safe Spaces0:06:20 Building Stronger Families0:16:40 Mental Health During Pride Month0:20:05 Adverse Experiences & Trauma0:24:55 Conversion Therapy0:28:55 Family Acceptance0:38:00 Lasting Ally Support0:41:15…
Written by: Scott Marchack (@thepsychtivist)
“To the world – you were cruel to a great extent, but I forgive.”
These were the last words written by Sarah Hegazi before taking her own life.
Middle Eastern laws that criminalise “sexual deviance” and “debauchery” together with Egyptian president Abdel Fatah Al-Sissi’s clampdown on free expression have been used to target and arrest queer persons. After her arrest for raising a pride flag at a concert in Cairo, Hegazi was allegedly tortured and sexually assaulted. She sought asylum in Canada, where her trauma reached its peak.
The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Barry Ragoo of Chagauans, who is being laid to rest today, December 12th, after tragically taking his own life.
Barry, a devout Hindu, was full of life. His friends describe him as “always smiling”. He had a bright future ahead of him; now, we grieve the loss of this gifted young man with his peers, friends and family.
There is no single cause for suicide; persons who…
The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) extends its deepest sympathies to the families of 14-year-old Zidane Malone, who sadly took his life on October 28th, 2016, and 13-year-old Mazza Baptiste, who tragically ended her life on October 30th, 2016. Zidane was a student of the Five Rivers Secondary School while Mazza was a student of the Cowen Hamilton Secondary School. They both had bright futures ahead of them and we now grieve the loss of these young, gifted souls with their…