PRMS Announces Donations to AGLP and The Trevor Project for Pride Month this June
The month of June marks LGBTQ+ Pride Month to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a “tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States” (Library of Congress). To further advance our mission to support behavioral health and in honor of Pride, PRMS is pleased to highlight and announce our donations to two organizations working to support members of the LGBTQ+ communities – The Trevor Project and the Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists (AGLP).
Founded in 1998, The Trevor Project was established by the creators of the 1995 Academy Award-winning short film, “TREVOR.” According to the website, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization for crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people in the United States under the age of 25, a group of 1.8 million individuals. Providing programs and services such as a 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline, and online chats and text messaging services with trained volunteer counselors, as well as suicide prevention trainings, workshops, and resources. The Trevor Project is also committed to research that brings knowledge and clinical implications to the field of suicidology through a two-pronged approach. The first approach is through partnership “with external research organizations (such as academic institutions) to carry out complex investigations that range from program evaluations to interventions”, and the second is by monitoring, analyzing, and evaluating “existing data collected from Trevor-served youth to produce insights into vulnerable populations, suicidal risk factors, and social factors influencing suicidal ideation and attempts.” To learn more about The Trevor Project, support the organization, and get involved, please visit www.thetrevorproject.org.
AGLP, the Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists, began in the late 1960s when gay and lesbian psychiatrists met secretly during society meetings, and today, celebrates more than 40 years of service to the LGBTQ community. According to the organization’s website, “even today, the mission of providing support and a safe space for LGBTQ+ psychiatrists to meet continues to be important to many… members.” AGLP is also considered the oldest association of LGBTQ+ professionals in the country. Committed to research and advocacy, AGLP supports its members and the LGBTQ+ community through its quarterly Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, offers online referral services to individuals seeking LGBTQ+-friendly counseling, support and psychiatric treatment, and hosts seminars and meetings for its members throughout the year. The organization also sponsors awards that honor the accomplishments of people and other organizations working to support the LGBTQ+ community. To learn more about AGLP and the work this organization does for its members and patients, please visit www.aglp.org.
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