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September Education Session: LGBTQ Communities, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

  • 14 Sep 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • CDPHE, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver CO 80246. Meeting will be held in Building A in the Carson Room

Location:  Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, (CDPHE) in the Carson Room.  4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246

Time:  9:30 -10:30 am (followed by regularly scheduled SPCC Coalition Meeting 10:30-11:30, also open to all interested in SPCC)

Contact:  SPCC Education Committee Chair, info@suicidepreventioncolorado.org

Call in information: https://www.uberconference.com/spccolorado

Optional dial in number: 888-644-5563 No PIN needed

Overview: Gay or Bisexual Coloradans have a two- to three-fold risk than heterosexual peers to experience poor mental health. Nearly 60% of high school students who identify as LGBT report poor mental health. Tragically, transgender people living in Colorado considered suicide at nine times the rate (36 percent) as the overall population (4 percent) in 2014 . Because of these alarming statistics, One Colorado representatives will be meeting with the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado to discuss the reasons behind these disparities and the barriers LGBT people have in accessing effective mental health treatment and support. One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization for LGBTQ people and will be sharing findings from a number of statewide health reports that shed light on these concerning trends. The goal of the conversation is to help mental health/suicideprevention and LGBTQ advocates develop new partnerships that best support the needs of LGBTQ people.

About One Colorado: One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families. They effectively advocate for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families by lobbying the General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments on issues like safe schools, transgender equality, relationship recognition, and LGBTQ health and human services. They also work to change the hearts and minds of everyday Coloradans on LGBTQ issues. Through our public education efforts where they tell the stories of the barriers LGBTQ Coloradans face every day, we have started to change public opinion about LGBTQ families in Colorado.

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