LGBTQIA Teen Group
The No Shade Room
Some Facts About LGBTQ+ Teens:
40% of LGBTQ respondents (to this survey) seriously considered attempting suicide in the past twelve months, with more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth having seriously considered suicide
48% of LGBTQ youth reported engaging in self-harm in the past twelve months
1 in 3 LGBTQ youth reported that they had been physically threatened or harmed in their lifetime due to their LGBTQ identity
68% of LGBTQ youth reported symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder in the past two weeks
46% of LGBTQ youth report they wanted psychological or emotional counseling from a mental health professional but were unable to receive it in the past 12 months
Inspired is committed to providing an affirming safe space for LGBTQ+ Teens where they can speak their truth without fear of judgment, rejection, or bullying. The No Shade Room is a group where Teens will celebrate their accomplishments, everyday wins, and achievements. In The No Shade Room, group members will find connection through common interests, questions, and challenges they face.
Group members will find support from group members and facilitators by brainstorming strategies that empower them to manage difficult, intense emotions, feel comfortable in exploring their identity, and combat stigma they may face.