Mental Health News

Self Care

Self Care If you are anything like us here at the Pride Center, you might be stressing about your safety as the pandemic protocols end, dealing with the ongoing stress of the isolation that the pandemic came with, and giddy with excitement as PRIDE celebrations draw near. Not to mention the anxiety of all these…

Continue Reading Self Care

Being A Friend

https://youtu.be/q3-30MCV8D8 “Hi! My name is Lewis (he/him/his).  I’m a friend of our beautiful QUEER community!  Being a friend means someone who supports a special group!  Like this little nerd (my ?). But simply calling myself a friend is not enough. I need to be active and you should too.  Come join the Utah Pride Center June 1st through June 7th.  COME OUT and…

Continue Reading Being A Friend

Exactly One Year Ago…

In 2020 George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was pronounced dead after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for several minutes, despite Floyd’s repeated protests that he could not breathe. Wide circulation of a bystander’s video of Floyd’s last minutes triggered massive demonstrations in cities throughout the United States and across the…

Continue Reading Exactly One Year Ago…

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month Members of the LGBTQ+ community are 3 times as likely to experience mental health problems than their cis straight counterparts. It’s also estimated that LGBTQ+ people are 2.5 times more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, according to a GLAAD study. Read more about the importance of Mental Health on…

Continue Reading Mental Health Awareness Month

The NCTSN is happy to announce the launch of the Child Sex Trafficking Webpages!

Child sex trafficking involves the giving or receiving of anything of value (money, shelter, food, clothing, drugs, etc.) to any person in exchange for a sex act with someone under the age of 18. It is experienced by children of all ages, races, and socio-economic circumstances and occurs in urban, suburban, rural communities, and land-based…

Continue Reading The NCTSN is happy to announce the launch of the Child Sex Trafficking Webpages!

‘Don’t hurt your children’: A history-making trans man warns against conversion therapy

Article written by Angélica Serrano-Román, a New York-based journalist. Originally published on nbcnews.com on 5/14/2021 Justin Santiago, 66, the first trans man in Puerto Rico to change his name and gender on his birth certificate, remembers the long-ago incident that led to years of pain he hopes other teens don’t have to endure. During biology class…

Continue Reading ‘Don’t hurt your children’: A history-making trans man warns against conversion therapy

March is #BiHealthMonth

From the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) — https://biresource.org About #BiHealthMonth: Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth), led annually by the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC), raises awareness about the bisexual+ (bi, pansexual, fluid, queer, etc.) community’s social, economic, and health disparities; advocates for resources; and inspires actions to improve bi+ people’s well-being.  “Equity” Theme: Now in its…

Continue Reading March is #BiHealthMonth

Spring Session Partners of Transgender and Nonbinary/Gender Nonconforming Support Group

The Utah Pride Center is offering a free online Spring Session for Partners of Transgender and Nonbinary/Gender Nonconforming Support Group starting April 1, 2021 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Please complete this intake form to participate: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=svWWKgk_Zk6glBnRGPiyOjf73jIgl11Ats0Bsv8PjuhUMVlUMlVGUVYyQktMN1BYMjFBVVNTQVFFWi4u

Continue Reading Spring Session Partners of Transgender and Nonbinary/Gender Nonconforming Support Group

QTBIPoC Mental Health Fund

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network – Mental Health Fund (MHF). Now accepting applications! Deadline March 31, 2021. The MHF provides financial assistance to queer and trans people of color to increase access to mental health support for QTBIPoC by QTBIPoC. The program is designed to provide financial support for QTBIPoC to work with…

Continue Reading QTBIPoC Mental Health Fund

Make Space, Listen, Offer Hope: How To Help A Child At Risk Of Suicide

Link to source: https://www.kunc.org/npr-news/2021-02-02/child-psychiatrists-warn-that-the-pandemic-may-be-driving-up-kids-suicide-risk For ways to help kids at risk,read Part 2 of this story. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact theNational Suicide Prevention Lifelineat 1-800-273-8255 (en español: 1-888-628-9454; deaf and hard of hearing:dial 711, then 1-800-273-8255) or theCrisis Text Lineby texting HOME to 741741. Anthony Orr was almost done with his high…

Continue Reading Make Space, Listen, Offer Hope: How To Help A Child At Risk Of Suicide

Queer Catholics Demand More Than Words From Bishops Seeking To Protect LGBTQ Youth

From Huffington Post: https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_6010685dc5b67848ee7bfabf/amp After her gay son died by suicide in 2010, Jane Clementi made it her mission to stop the bullying of queer youth. So when an opportunity arose to work with bishops in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church ― which has long considered queer love to be sinful ― the grieving mother…

Continue Reading Queer Catholics Demand More Than Words From Bishops Seeking To Protect LGBTQ Youth

Today begins Black History Month

Today begins #BlackHistoryMonth& this year, our Mental Health team is focused on continuing our education & strengthening our allyship w/ Black Americans. We hope our LGBTQ ?️‍? community will join us in seeking compassion for one another, & to celebrate how the diverse, complex Black history has shaped America. ❤️????? We are here, & until we get…

Continue Reading Today begins Black History Month

Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform

President Biden — January 25, 2021 — Link to whitehouse.gov post. By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  All Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States (“Armed Forces”) should be…

Continue Reading Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform

President Biden signs Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation

Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation  JANUARY 20, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS  By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:  Section 1. Policy. Every person should be…

Continue Reading President Biden signs Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation

Coffee Talk!

Coffee Talk is a Virtual Social Group for Women 55+ Hosted by the Utah Pride Center Counselling Services; Facilitated by Erin Davies MSWi Held Fridays from 10:00am – 11:00am. Group Starts Friday February 5th at 10:00am. Ends April 16th. To participate email Erin at erindavies@utahpridecenter.org

Continue Reading Coffee Talk!

Scroll to Top Skip to content