Today Carol talks with Stacie Vecchietti, Ha Tran, and Zakia McKensey from the Virginia Anti-Violence Project.
We continue our series on the impact of prejudice and discrimination on the mental health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals. Today, we invite Alex Wagaman and advocates of Richmond youth: Aiyanna and Aaron to discuss the prevalence and impact of homelessness on youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.
Last week we started the series talking about the impact of prejudice on the mental health of LGBTQ individuals and the impact of prejudice and discrimination that results in lack of access to appropriate medical care. Today we are focusing on homelessness among youth and young adults.
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Today’s discussion is on the impact of prejudice and discrimination on the mental health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals. Our guests today are representatives of agencies collaborating to provide holistic services and advocacy for LGBTQ individuals in our community. Through their combined efforts, they are creating a more accessible environment for LGBTQ individuals to receive services
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Afton Bradley from the Fan Free Clinic
Jessica Rathbun-Cook from ROSMY
Jackie Small from the Virginia Anti-Violence Project.
Today’s episode we are revisiting suicide with special guest, Shirley Ramsey of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. Shirley talks about the organization, events and resources in the Richmond area, as well as shares her story about being a survivor of suicide. We’ll hear from Jenn Gallienne giving us statistics of suicide in our country as well as who it is impacting. Also, we’ll speak to area service providers in Richmond about their experiences with this topic.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and in it’s honor today’s discussion is on domestic violence, recovery and community responses. Our guests today are representatives of agencies providing a range of services to respond to survivors of domestic violence and help them heal and recover. Through their combined efforts, they are creating a more systematic approach to helping our community.
Linda Tissiere. Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA of Richmond.
Shawntee Wynn, Director of Sexual and Domestic Violence Services at the YWCA of Richmond
Vanessa Durrant, Director of Counseling and Advocacy at Safe Harbor Shelter in Henrico.
Carolyn Leung, Senior Case Manager from Caritas
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