NOTE: This webinar is for students and educators/GSA advisors only.
COVID-19 has serious implications for the mental health of LGBTQ youth. Although youth and young adults are estimated to have the lowest mortality rates from COVID-19, they are not immune to its consequences, including as it relates to mental health and well-being. Even prior to the pandemic, LGBTQ youth have been found to be at significant increased risk for depression, anxiety, substance use, and suicidality. These risks are even more pronounced among youth who are transgender and/or nonbinary. Thus, LGBTQ youth may be particularly vulnerable to negative mental health impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
This session will:
1) Outline ways that physical distancing, economic strain, and increased anxiety related to COVID-19 may impact LGBTQ youth, and
2) Explain how The Trevor Project, Garden State Equality, educators, and others can work to support LGBTQ youth during this time.
This presentation will raise concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ youth mental health and well-being, and also suggest ways these impacts can be minimized. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we increase LGBTQ youth access to a wide range of support and life-saving resources. The Trevor Project and Garden State Equality are committed to ensuring that LGBTQ youth are supported throughout this pandemic.
- July 29, 2020 at 3pm – 3:45pm