Our blog post: “The effects of junk science on LGBTQ mental health”

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Studies and statistics can be interpreted in wildly different ways. It’s concerning how false and misleading uses of data collected about LGBTQ people affect our communities. In general, studies and resulting data about LGBTQ people and mental health are a positive step in moving toward culturally competent mental health care for all.

Read the full post: The effects of junk science on LGBTQ mental health | OUPblog

Interview in The Advocate

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A friend of mine — let’s call her Pam — has chronic depression. She’s lost her insurance five times in the last 18 months, in large part because her insurance premiums are too expensive for her monthly budget. So she’s turned to other queers online to find — and crowdfunding to afford — the medication that helps her manage her work and family commitments without teetering on the brink of suicidal ideation every day. My friend is just one of the many LGBTQ folks navigating a flawed health care system and their own economic insecurity while dealing with mental health issues. In Headcase: LGBTQ Writers & Artists on Mental Health and Wellness,editors Stephanie Schroeder and Teresa Theophano have assembled a groundbreaking collection of works by folks like Pam who are at the intersection of mental wellness, mental illness, and LGBTQ identity.

Read full article: https://www.advocate.com/health/2019/5/23/lgbtqs-out-about-mental-health-concerns-are-resisting-assimilation

Photos: NYC Events

We started at Dyke Nite, stopped over at Bluestockings, and closed our book tour at BGSQD. We are so grateful for everyone who came out to support us! Here are some photos from those events. Thanks to Nikkiesha McLeod, who read a selection from their piece “GLEAM” and Lucy Winer, who read an excerpt from her piece “Knowing Reynolds” at Bluestockings.

 

 

 

A Special Interview with the Co-Editors of Headcase: LGBTQ Writers & Artists on Mental Health and Wellness

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A special episode of Queer MEDucation featuring co-editors of the recently published book Headcase: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness. We speak with Stephanie Schroeder and Teresa Theophano about how this concept came to fruition and the importance of documenting personal accounts of LGBTQI and nonbinary mental health challenges. Check it out: https://www.queermeducation.com/podcast/2019/2/20/a-special-interview-with-the-co-editors-of-headcase-lgbtq-writers-amp-artists-on-mental-health-and-wellness

 

 

April NYC event listings!

This is what we’ve got coming up in our home base of NYC!

On Saturday 4/13, 5 to 10 pm, we’ll be at Dyke Nite, presented by Dyke Bar Takeover at Friends and Lovers in Brooklyn. Stephanie and Teresa will be presenting around 7 (exact time TBD) and selling and signing books all eve. $10 at the door; all proceeds donated to Trans Lifeline.

On Thursday 4/18, 7-9 pm, join us at Bluestockings, the LES’s radical bookstore, cafe, and activist center, for a reading and discussion with selected Headcase contributors. Books will be available for sale and signing.

On Friday 4/26 at 7 pm you can find us at the Bureau of General Services – Queer Division at Manhattan’s LGBT Center. Stephanie and Teresa will participate in a panel discussion alongside Dr. Esther Rapoport, author of the forthcoming From Psychoanalytic Bisexuality to Bisexual Psychoanalysis: Desiring in the Real. We will read from Headcase, which will be available for sale and signing.

We encourage you to purchase copies of Headcase at the above bookstores, or at your local independent bookstore. If they don’t carry it, ask them to order it for you, or buy directly from the publisher. Thanks for your support of this important project–and of small businesses!

Occidental College

We were so fortunate to present to and have an important and engaging conversation with the Occidental LGBTQIA community in the Choi Auditorium. Thanks so much to the OXY folks who invited us: Jennifer Broomfield, Title IX Coordinator (pictured); Sara Semal, Senior Director, Emmons Wellness Center; and Robin Pounders, Co-president of Active Minds.

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San Francisco Public Library

What a great evening we had at at the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center in San Francisco with local contributors Lynn Breedlove, Guy Albert, and Chana Wilson. Thanks to everyone who came to the event and who supported us in San Francisco! Additionally, Roman Rimer, host of The Weekly Review podcast, was at this event and later interviewed us. The result is his podcast with that interview and part of the reading from the SFPL.

 

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