#Out4MentalHealth is a statewide project that engages LGBTQ people throughout California to develop a mental health equity agenda and offer tools and resources that address these disparities and make our shared goals a reality.
In this video, #Out4MentalhHealth San Fernando Valley co-leads Nicole Kristal (President of Still Bisexual) and Josue Vega (Outreach Specialist, Pride United) interview clinical psychologist Rebecca Gitlin, LGBTQIA2-S specialist for the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, about mental health issues facing the LGBTQIA2-S community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dominique Elston LFMT specializes in working with LBGTQ+ families, adolescent sex offenders, adolescent survivors of sex trafficking, and gang members. She currently works in a dual diagnosis rehab with adolescents in Los Angeles. In this video, Elston speaks with Still Bisexual (for the #Out4MentalHealth program) about how LGBTQ+ youth can cope during the COVID-19 epidemic. Elston also offers strategies POC and essential workers can take to maintain their mental health during this trying time.