Discussion fora NYC-wide, looking at issues impacting

LGBTQ+ peoples of color mental health



This Feb 24 forum focuses on immigration: LGBTQ+ peoples of color are impacted by their immigration status or absence of status, and will look at detention and deportation, refugee, visitor status/overstaying visas, asylum; culture shock and assimilation; missing home, family, friends; economic deprivation – homelessness and couch surfing (survival sex and abuse), money, food; health and mental health care, the law and criminal justice system, and lived experiences – intended to make it normal or much easier to speak out, to ask for help and to know what rights and resources are available – that no one has to struggle or suffer alone.

The discussion series continues with the following (save these dates):

  • Turning Ideas into a Presentation: Writing Abstracts” for 2020 In My Mind Conference, theme, “The Environment and Me” – a Webinar on March 18, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm, hosted by The James Beard Foundation (JBF), facilitated by Lissette Marrero, MSW (LM Consulting) and Colleen Vincent (JBF).
  • Am I Alone?” – A Look at the effects of loneliness, isolation and abandonment on LGBTQ+ peoples of color mental health, with a focus on the youth and elderly, on Thursday, April 18, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, hosted by the Pride Center of Staten Island at their location.
  • When the Storm Hits” – a look at LGBTQ+ peoples of color mental health in a changing climate, in May, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
  • I’m Loyal and Will Die For You!” – A look at LGBTQ+ veterans of color mental health, on Wednesday, June 17, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, at Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, with panelists: Chris Adams, LMSW (Veteran) and Tanya Asapansa Walker (Veteran), and hosted by the Pride Center of NYC Health + Hospitals.
  • My Gut and Me” – An examination of how food and nutrition impact LGBTQ+ peoples of color mental health, on Monday September 21, from noon to 2:00pm, co-Hosted by the James Beard Foundation.
  • The Environment and Me” – 2020 In My Mind Conference, Oct 8 & 9.

Together with the National Council for Behavioral Health, DBGM’s Antoine Craigwell presented a Pride Month Celebration Webinar on June 12 on “Considering the Whole Person: Contexts for LGBTQ Peoples of Color Mental and Behavioral Health Treatment.”

Listen to the Webinar here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/1596564950263515905

or go to https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/events-and-training/webinars/webinar-archive/


DBGM presented a panel discussion,

We’re Not Mad, Crazy or Lazy!”

Exploring and Discussing Mental Health in LGBTQ+ People of Color Communities

at the World Pride Human Rights Conference on Monday, June 24, 2019, at noon at the New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, NYC.

Panelists representing peoples of color communities:

  • Shane Tull, LMSW – Caribbean LGBTQ+ peoples of color
  • Jose Ramon – Latino and The White Shirt Project
  • Cecilia Gentili – Latinx and TransLatina Communities
  • Elton Naswood – Navajo and Native American Two-Spirit Communities
  • Kyndra Frazier, LMSW – Black Lesbian Community

The panel will be moderated by Antoine Craigwell, founder and CEO, DBGM, Inc.