Resources to Start Difficult Conversations about Culture and Race

Together we can support those who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color or LGBTQ+ — because no one should feel shame or stigma when discussing their child’s mental health.

Since the beginning of On Our Sleeves we’ve talked about how important it is to break the stigma around childhood mental health. That stigma can be especially difficult to overcome for people who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC), have children who are BIPOC or who identify as LGBTQ+.

We know, now more than ever, this is an important conversation to have. And one we need to continue.

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How to Find a Culturally Informed Therapist

If you are BIPOC or LGBTQIA+, it may be hard to find a therapist who identifies in the same way as you or your child. We have some tips to help you find a culturally informed therapist for your child.

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BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Books and Media

Our behavioral health team selected these books, videos and movies to help you spend quality time with your children and get the conversation started.

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BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Conversation Starters

How do you start conversations to check in with friends and family whose mental health may be suffering because of world events? The most important thing you can do is speak from the heart.

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LGBTQIA+ Community Mental Health Concerns

Learn the ways you can help can make a positive difference on LGBTQIA+ youth and their mental health.

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Kids and Race-Related Violence

Learn how your children might respond to these events based on their age group as well as the best ways to offer support and guidance.