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Breathe with Pride Coalition Meeting: TBD
 

                 Outspoken-LGBTQ+ Youth Advocates 


National LGBT Cancer Network is looking for a couple of youth groups across the country to be part of a pilot project for youth to get advocacy training in mental health and tobacco. For more information Click Here

 

   World Suicide Prevention Day

"An estimated 703,000 people a year take their life around the world. The 10th of September each year focuses attention on the issue, reduces stigma and raises awareness among organizations, government, and the public, giving a singular message that suicide can be prevented by creating hope through action”

Queer Tips and Affirmations for Quitting
 

Letting go of vaping won't be easy but it's worth it!  "Just for the record, darling, not all positive feels positive in the beginning." 

Community News 

  •  Suicide Prevention Resources: The Trevor Project , Montrose Center , 988 Lifeline
  • Connections: Trans Lifeline , PFLAG
  • The Montrose Center offers free tobacco cessation services targeting the LGBTQ and HIV communities. For more details. Click here 
  • Tony's Place drop-in shelter for LGBTQ and ally youth is back in Montrose. Read more
  • Normal Anomaly launch billboards around Houston proclaiming “Black Trans Women Deserve to Grow Old”. The goal is to heighten the conversation around Black Trans women during a time that they are historically overlooked.
  • Panel Conversation Sept. 15th 1pm- IdentiTea: I am Transgender, But That's not my Sexuality. Register here 
  • Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness that progresses to a widespread rash on the face and body. Contact a medical provider if a person believes they were exposed.
  • Houston Asthma Prevention and Control Program has recently added an online Tobacco Cessation Resources webpage. Check it out

Tobacco Endgame 

Young people across the country are sharing their stories and making a difference in their communities.
 Intersection of Nicotine Addiction and Mental Health

Today, mental health issues are on the rise, particularly among youth. And the tobacco industry continues to find new ways to infiltrate and target these populations.
Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. The department works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extend into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region. Learn more at HoustonHealth.org.






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