PRMS Announces Donations to AGLP for Pride Month and Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation for Juneteenth this June
The month of June marks both LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Juneteenth. To further advance our mission to support behavioral health and in honor of Pride and Juneteenth, PRMS is pleased to highlight and announce our donations to two organizations working to support members of the LGBTQ+ and African American communities, respectively – the Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists (AGLP) and the Boris L. Henson Foundation.
AGLP, the Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists, was created 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 individuals 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.
Actress Taraji P. Henson started the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in 2018 in honor of her father, Boris L. Henson, who battled with mental health after serving in the Vietnam War. The Foundation’s mission focuses on providing mental health care support and “eradicating the stigma around mental health issues in African American communities.”* To provide much needed support during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation created the Virtual Therapy Campaign, which “covers the cost for virtual or tele-therapy services by licensed, culturally competent clinicians”* for people who have been affected by the health crisis. Learn more about the foundation’s mission and its free support campaign on the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation website. Recognizing the mental health effects of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement, we are honored to highlight and support the efforts of this organization.
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*Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation website