Mental Health Monday Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Youth
More than half of LGBTQ+ youth in the US report experiencing symptom of anxiety and depression and 45% have seriously considered suicide according to the Trevor Project. This April experts will discuss the challenges facing LGBTQ+ youth today, and ways we can support young people at home or in our communities.
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Speakers: Dr. Dwayne White, Kade Boliek, and Dr. Michael Wilson
Kade Boliek is an Associate Licensed Counselor who received an M.A. in Counseling from UAB in 2021. He first developed his therapeutic skills in the UAB Community Counseling Clinic as both a student clinician and an office manager. He currently has his own private practice that focuses on working with LGBTQ+ issues, anxiety disorders, and trauma. Kade openly identifies as a transmasculine queer person and seeks to advocate and provide understanding care to individuals who are underserved in the LGBTQ+ community. He believes through advocacy and therapeutic care this community can be empowered to enact change and gain further self-esteem needed to not only survive in an invalidating world, but to thrive in the face of adversity.
Dr. Dwayne White earned a PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision from Auburn University. Dr. White is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), with more than 6 years of experience aiding community and governmental organizations in counseling, advocacy, operations management, and program development and implementation. He is also a past NBCC Minority Fellowship Doctoral Fellowship recipient. His primary research interest centers on the wellness and liberation of queer and transgender people of color. His secondary research interests are related to exploring the use of humanistic and post-modern approaches in counseling and counselor education.
UAB AIM’s Virtual Mental Health Monday Series is made possible by
Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation
Miriam Kirklin Reed
Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust
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