Pride Month (June)

During the month of June, the LGBT+ community celebrates ‘Pride Month’. Pride Month is celebrated during June as it is when the Stonewall Riots took place in 1969. Throughout this month, people across the world celebrate in a range of different ways, such as parades, street parties, peaceful protests and public speaking events.

Not only is pride month a time for celebration but also a time where individuals and communities work together to raise awareness and break down negative stigmas surrounding the LGBTQ+ community.

Here are some websites where you can get more information about the LGBTQ+ community and Pride Month 2021:

Art and Mental Health have produced a hugely interesting blog post about the connection between art and mental health.

The blog explains how conversations about mental health remain difficult for many people to engage in or initiate, yet mental health struggles are often depicted in or used to inspire artwork.

The blog post (see here) presents a range of pieces of artwork followed by descriptive summaries discussing its relation to mental health.

Mental Health Apps have created a blog post listing what they describe as ‘The 5 Best Mental Health Apps‘.

The blog post lists 5 apps relating to ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing’ support.

For each application it shares:
– A link to download the app
– A summary/description
– Screenshots
– What’s included

They also go on to note their proposed reasons as to why these apps in particularly are successful.