Margaret Cho, Rhoyle Ivy King, Charlie A. Scott, and Kalen Allen On BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

July is Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Awareness Month, a month that serves as a special opportunity for BIPOC individuals and allies to raise awareness about the unique mental health needs and concerns of people of color. BIPOC is ultimately just an acronym that encompasses a wide range of experiences, identities, and struggles — so we asked our community to weigh in on intersectionality, mental health, and what BIPOC LGBTQ young people need from allies. Margaret Cho (she/her) How do your identities and their intersections shape who you are and/or impact your own mental health? My…
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How LGBTQ youth can cope with anxiety and stress during COVID-19

At The Trevor Project, we know that LGBTQ youth are faced with additional pressures in the face COVID-19. In addition to social distancing, isolation and potential quarantine, you may be either in close quarters with family members with whom you have had conflict based on your identity, or find yourself separated from family members/loved ones who have been a support to you in the past. In addition, you might be feeling resentment or anger towards people in your life who haven’t stepped up in the face of a national health crisis. In LGBTQ communities, “chosen family” often play a more…