LGBTQ Risk Prevention Strategies
1:00–3:15pm EDT; 12:00–2:15pm CDT; 11:00am–1:15pm MDT; 10:00–12:15pm PDT; 9:00–11:15am AKDT; 7:00–9:15am HAST
This webinar is hosted by Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) clients are at markedly higher risk for addiction, suicide, and mental health challenges than the general public. Evidence has shown that affirming service providers and identity-targeted interventions can effectively support wellness within these communities. This webinar will describe these mental health disparities, explore what makes LGBTQ populations particularly vulnerable, and consider Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM)-targeted prevention frameworks and strategies. In the second hour, we will highlight some pressures that lead sexual and gender minority people to suicide, what factors elevate or lower self-harm risk, and interventions to help LGBTQ people build resilience in a hostile world.