Mental Health Spotlight: Celebrating Pride 
Mental Health Spotlight

Resources listed are for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose or treat a condition without the guidance of a mental health professional. If you or someone you know is having a mental health emergency, please call 911 or Colorado Crisis Services at 1.844.493.TALK. 

Hey teens! Interested in mental health?

Every month, Aurora Public Library has a Mental Health Spotlight. For June’s spotlight, we’re celebrating Pride! A lack of support and understanding from community, family, and friends can impact the health of LGBT+ teens at a higher rate than their peers. Check out your local Aurora Library’s display for stories celebrating queer identity and LGBT+ voices, and visit Aurora Central Library’s Teen Resources display for additional community resources if you or someone you know is dealing with prejudice and hate.
 
Remember, your mental health matters.

For our June Spotlight, we will be celebrating PRIDE Month!  

Teen Resources - Pride Month
 
Pride Month is celebrated a celebration of LGBTQIA+ Americans! Each June, PRIDE serves to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots and works to achieve equal justice and opportunity for LGBTQIA+ Americans. Learn more about PRIDE Month here.

LGBTQIA+ teens face mental health challenges at higher rates than their peers. There are a variety of factors that contribute to this, including stress regarding sexual orientation, bullying, feelings of isolation, etc. While many LGBTQIA+ teen struggle with their mental health, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Many teens have similar challenges and help is available. Read more here.

Celebrate Pride
 
Resources: 
The Trevor Project | CenterLink: The Community of LGBTQ Centers Q Chat Space It Gets Better Project We Are the Youth  | Rainbow Alley       
 
Articles: 
The Top 10 LGBTQ Social Media Influencers to Follow Right Now 
 
LGBTQ Youth and Mental Health  
 
20 Affirmations and Readings for Folks Raised in Anti-LGBTQIA+ Church Families

Here’s What It Means to be A Demi-Romantic Asexual Agender Teen 

5 Mental Health Takeaways From a Panel of Queer Asian Voices  

Inspiring Stories of LGBTQ High School Teens 
 
Supporting the LGBTQ Community 

What It’s Like to be Out as LGBTQ at School  
 

Pride Display


Explore more Young Adult novels & non-fiction focusing on queer experiences below.



For more resources for all ages, visit the non-fiction department at your local library and look for call number 306.76.
Resources are also available at Aurora Mental Health Center.

Check back in July for our next Mental Health Spotlight!   

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org On 10 June, 2021 at 4:21 PM  

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