Addressing the Intersectional Behavioral Health Needs of Racially/Ethnically Diverse LGBTQ+ Communities
Across the country, both racially/ethnically diverse and LGTBQ+ communities are at higher risks for adverse behavioral health conditions due to factors such as discrimination, systemic barriers, and lack of access to care. For those who live at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality, these layers of marginalization create nuanced behavioral health needs. With the added impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent anti-transgender legislation, diverse LGBTQ+ populations are experiencing an increase in depression, anxiety, substance use, and suicide ideation. Understanding intersectionality — the combined and overlapping aspects of a person’s identity — is key to providing culturally responsive and trauma-informed care.
In recognition of National Minority Health Month (April), join this NNED Virtual Roundtable to learn how organizations are responding to the complex behavioral health needs of racially/ethnically diverse LGBTQ+ communities. Panelists will discuss the impacts of trauma and adverse mental health conditions associated with intersectional identities, and how to build affirming practices and environments.
During this NNED Virtual Roundtable, participants will learn:
- The socioeconomic and cultural ramifications on behavioral health for racially/ethnically diverse LGBTQ+ populations
- How to provide safe spaces for youth and adults experiencing trauma
- Training and learning opportunities for providers to build capacity for behavioral health care and substance use treatments
- How communities can build culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and affirming systems and programs that allow racially/ethnically diverse LGBTQ+ populations to thrive
The event will also be shared on Facebook Live at fb.com/nned.net and closed captioning will be available through Zoom.
Population(s) of Focus: LGBTQ+
Access the Recording and Materials:
- Watch the recording of the NNED Virtual Roundtable Addressing the Intersectional Behavioral Health Needs of Racially/Ethnically Diverse LGBTQ+ Communities
- View the slides from the NNED Virtual Roundtable (PDF)
- Learn more about the opening speaker, panelists, and facilitator
- Check out the NNED Virtual Roundtable Summary (PDF)
- Connect with resources from the Center of Excellence for LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
- Tip Sheet on Providing Culturally Appropriate Services by Angela Weeks from the Center of Excellence
- Black LGBT Adults in the US: LGBT Well-Being at the Intersection of Race from Williams Institute
- Latinx LGBT Adults in the US: LGBT Well-Being at the Intersection of Race from Williams Institute
- A Spotlight on Two Spirit (Native LGBT) Communities from NCAI Policy Research Center
- A Map of Gender-Diverse Cultures from Independent Lens
- Promoting the Wellbeing of LGBTQ+ Youth and Their Families from the National SOGIE Center
- A Infographic on Black LGBTQ+ Mental Health from the Center of Excellence
- Visit The Wall Las Memorias
- Discover the Mazzoni Center
- Learn more about The Trevor Project
- Check out Framing Guidance: How to Communicate about Transgender Youth
- Explore SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Center, which partners with a national group that focuses on housing services for LGBTQ+ populations
- Check out the resources and links shared in the chat during the virtual roundtable
Contact Information for the Opening Presenter, Panelists, and the Facilitator:
Thank you so much for such a meaningful training session today. I look forward to receiving a copy of the slides and the link to the recording.