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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…

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Registration is open for March QPR Suicide Prevention Training dates! These trainings are open to the general public and teach you the action steps of question, persuade, and refer to help someone who is having thoughts of suicide. We also offer private trainings for organizations and groups. To register visit https://bit.ly/UPCQPR or www.utahpridecenter.org/prevention.

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FCC Approves ‘988’ for National Suicide Prevention Hotline Number

Link to source article: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2019/988-suicide-prevention-hotline/ There are many news articles and coverage of this but I just want to be sure people know that this is a work in progress behind the scenes. Key Quotes: “In response to a growing suicide epidemic across the U.S., the federal government has approved a new national three-digit number…

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While suicide rates in Utah have not increased during the pandemic, it is still essential to support physical, mental and public health measures.

Many people have been making the assumption that suicide rates have been increasing due to the Covid-19 pandemic but this is not true for Utah. The Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition Executive Committee released this article and statements in efforts to clear up any misinformation. Key quotes from the article: “To date, our data shows that…

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Say Their Names: Transgender Day of Remembrance

Remembering those who lost their lives to transgender violence from 11/20/2019 to 11/20/2020 Candlelight Vigil and Reading of Names Tonight Project Rainbow and the Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) will be reading the names of those we have lost during a candlelight vigil. You are invited to watch virtually on Facebook Live from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Transgender Day of Remembrance…

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Fox 13 Interview – Utah Pride Center Offers Post-Election Support for LGBTQ Community

Watch the Fox13 Interview video here:: https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/utah-pride-center-offers-post-election-support-for-lgbtq-community This year has been incredibly stressful for a lot of people as we learn to navigate life during a global pandemic. On top of that, this year there was the added anxiety leading up to a presidential election. The LGBTQ+ community felt this increased weight for the weeks…

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January SOSA Cycle

The Utah Pride Center is beginning a new cycle of Survivors of Suicide Attempt (SOSA) support group on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. This group provides a welcoming and safe space to express yourself and grow from your experience while building relationships. Currently, we use a virtual platform for our weekly meetings. “You can make connections…

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