Parents of LGBTQ Children - Therapy Support Groups

by Mama Dragons
Parents of LGBTQ Children - Therapy Support Groups
Parents of LGBTQ Children - Therapy Support Groups
Parents of LGBTQ Children - Therapy Support Groups
Parents of LGBTQ Children - Therapy Support Groups

Summary

Parents of LGBTQ children are their first line of defense. Supporting parents by providing therapist-led education can help parents understand how to best support their LGBTQ child's mental health needs. Mama Dragons will provide bi-monthly therapist-led virtual support groups for parents whose LGBTQ children are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation. - This project will impact 384 parents and their 500 LGBTQ children annually.

$20,000
total goal
$1,251
remaining
151
donors
8
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
1
year

Challenge

LGBTQ children are currently experiencing increased mental health needs due to anti-LGBTQ legislation throughout the United States. This, combined with the difficulty of getting LGBTQ children therapeutic support, has created an increased need for mental health education and support. When looking for an LGBTQ specialist in certain areas, wait times can stretch into months. During this wait when an LGBTQ child is in crisis, parents are the first line of defense.

Solution

Mama Dragons has identified a need for bi-monthly therapist-led support groups to help parents whose LGBTQ children are actively struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation. These will be topic focused and provide critical resources for parents as they advocate for their LGBTQ children's mental health.

Long-Term Impact

This project will impact 384 parents and their 500 LGBTQ children annually. It will provide a supportive space for parents to express their emotions, concerns, and experiences related to their child's LGBTQ mental health needs; Increase knowledge and understanding of mental health issues affecting LGBTQ children; Develop LGBTQ children's coping strategies and self-care techniques for managing emotional distress; Promote resilience and emotional well-being for parents and their families.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Mama Dragons

Location: SYRACUSE, UT - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @mama_dragons?lang=en
Project Leader:
Celeste Carolin
SYRACUSE , UT United States
$18,749 raised of $20,000 goal
 
258 donations
$1,251 to go
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