Recent figures show that more than 40 percent of LGBT+ people will experience a significant mental health problem, compared to around 25 percent of the whole population, and that LGBT+ people are more than twice as likely to have attempted suicide. In this eye-opening and timely film, young pop culture icon Olly Alexander explores why the gay community is more vulnerable to mental health issues, as he opens up about his own long-term battles with depression. As the outspoken frontman of British band Years and Years - who have seen a phenomenal rise to fame - Olly is a powerful voice on mental health, bullying and LGBT+ rights. He has broken taboos with music videos that celebrate queer identities and spoken openly about his own sexuality as well as his ongoing struggles with anxiety. Olly joins young people on their journeys battling issues that parallel his own - from homophobic bullying to eating and anxiety disorders - and asks what can be done to address them.
To view the trailer for the film, click here!
At the conclusion of this event, there will be a panel answering questions regarding LGBTQ and mental health.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT for everyone and includes a light dinner!
Please note, this facility is handicap accessible. Parking can be found in the rear.
In Collaboration with:
- June 24, 2019 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
The First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains
529 Newark Pompton Tpke
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
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