The South is home to an increasing number of LGBTQ+ people – one in three, according to recent surveys. For LGBTQ+ youth, Southern living means more obstacles and risks than their peers in other parts of the U.S. They are more likely to face family rejection, homelessness, discrimination, bullying and harmful practices such as “conversion therapy.” What is the mental health impact on Southern LGBTQ+ youth who must be extra resilient in order to live their truths? Join NPT, GLSEN Tennessee, Metro Nashville Public Schools Gender & Sexualities Alliance (GSA), and a group of counselors, young people and advocates as we seek understanding, equality and Well Being for LGBTQ+ youth.
About The Tour
The Well Beings Tour is making its way to cities across the country, hosted in partnership with local public media stations to present impactful experiences that connect audiences with mental health resources in the local community, strengthen community connections, and destigmatize mental health challenges. The Tour features moderated public discussions that share information and volunteer opportunities from local community and national organizations. The Tour is fostering new conversations about mental health through these local events — live or virtual, based on local public health conditions.