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LGBTQ+ Mental Health: What We Need to Know

Date: Jun. 16, 2022

Time: 6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Location: Online

Event header. Keynote Address and Panel Discussion: Stacey Chomiak, Canadian Mental Health Association, Positive Space Network. Sheridan Alumni - Stay Connected.

Stacey Chomiak (Bachelor of Animation ’09) is a writer, artist and an LGBTQ speaker who just recently released her coming-of-age memoir, Still Stace. Stacey will share her experience of her teenage and young-adult years of heartbreak, family conflict, trying to become ex-gay and finding love. Hear Stacey’s story and how she was able to overcome all of these obstacles and learned to love her full self and become the best of everything.

Following Stacey’s story, we will have a panel discussion with Stacey, the Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Positive Space Network. The panel will discuss the challenges LGBTQ+ youth experience and how it can impact mental wellness. The panel will offer information, support and strategies for parents, caregivers, peers, and the community, as well as support and strategies on access to mental health care and services for LGBTQ+ youth.

Date: June 16, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Online

Register now for LGBTQ+ Mental Health: What We Need to Know

Panelists

Stacey Chomiak, Bachelor of Animation ’09

Stacey Chomiak holding a copy of her memoir, Still Stace.

Stacey Chomiak is an artist, author, LGBTQ speaker and art director in the animation industry. She got her start on the well-loved series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. While she continues to lend her talents to various children’s animated shows, she also illustrates and writes kids books that represent the queer community. Both Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story and Rainbow Boy published in 2021. She lives happily nestled amid the tall trees of the West Coast, not far from Vancouver, Canada. Stacey identifies as a gay Christian, and loves to advocate for the LGBTQ community and have conversations around faith and sexuality. More info on staceychomiak.com.


Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian Mental Health Association. Halton Region Branch. Mental health for all.

Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada.

We are a federated charity, which means we are a collective of organizations bound together by a brand and mission. Together, we identify and respond to Canada’s most pressing mental health priorities.  At the national level, we push for nationwide system and policy change.  At the community level, millions of people in Canada rely on CMHA’s extensive grassroots presence.


Positive Space Network

Positive Space Network

The Positive Space Network builds community and creates safer spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ youth ages 6–24 in Halton Region by creating youth-focused programming, providing mental health support and cultivating community partnerships. We are actively working towards a future in which diverse 2SLGBTQ+ youth, individuals and families live in a welcoming and supportive world.

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