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June 2016

In this month's edition we celebrate Pride Month. Check out the latest news stories, resources and how you can get involved. 

EMM Celebrates Pride 

In June, we come together to observe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) communities. Read our blog that provides background on how Pride month came to be and available resources. Read more... 

Just Released: Study on Mental Health in Gay Communities

A new report in JAMA Internal Medicine examined and compared the health risk factors of lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB) and heterosexual adults. Read how this first-of-its-kind study can aid to reduce stigma and discrimination. Learn more... 

TV's Mental Health Revolution

Networks like the CW, FX and Netflix are creating story lines with characters that depict realistic and relatable portrayals of mental illness that further help break down stigma. Check it out... 

In the News: Six Facts About PTSD 

An estimated 70 percent of adults will experience a traumatic event in their lifetime. For National PTSD Awareness Day, helped dispel common myths about the mental health challenge. Get the facts...

LGBTQ Resources

Interested in more LGBTQ info for you or a loved one? Check out these resources:

Booklet from Youth with Real Stories

“Be True and Be You: A Basic Mental Health Guide for LGBTQ Teens” was created with the help of LGBTQ teens across California. The booklet includes descriptions of common mental health challenges, myths and facts, ways to handle stressful or difficult situations, real stories of others who have been through tough times and where to get help or help someone you know. Download Now!

It Gets Better Project 

The It Gets Better Project communicates to LGBTQ youth around the world that it gets better, and strives to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. Go to the website...


On Campus Support

California Community Colleges, an EMM partner, created an informative fact sheet with background information about LGBT students, risk and protective factors and resources. View the fact sheet...

Add Your Voice

California's Mental Health Movement is made up of millions of people who believe that everyone experiencing a mental health challenge deserves the right to live a healthy, happy and meaningful life. Take a look at who is speaking out and then add your voice.
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