Trans Healthcare Forum

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This year will feature a wide variety of topics, including information on specific health insurance plans, and common questions about transition-related care, with a specific focus on youth transition! Any members of the transgender community, their loved ones, and health care workers who want to learn more about how to serve the LGBTQ community are encouraged to attend.

It’s happening May 22, from 6-8 pm at PCC’s Southeast Campus.

If you’re in the Portland area, just go here to register!

May is National Mental Health Month

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One in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it.

In 2018, NAMI will promote the theme of #CureStigma throughout all awareness events, including Mental Health Month.

Keep Oregon Well has tools to help in creating communities of solidarity and support for people with mental health challenges. Here are some tools you can access to help promote awareness of mental health.

“Dirty Money”

“Dirty Money.”   No, not Dirty, Sexy Money”; the ABC prime time drama that ran from 2006-2009. Ain’t nothin’ sexy about these polluted profits!

Netflix has a new series, Dirty Money, and its first episode, “Hard NOx” from Director Alex Gibney, is disturbing. Surely you’ve heard something about Volkswagen, the world’s biggest automaker, embroiled in an ever-expanding Dieselgate crisis. But, as bad as it is, it’s actually far worse than many suspected.

There is a silver lining in the clouds. Countries and cities across the world are planning to ban diesel (and gas) cars. And just recently, according to CNN, “Germany’s top court has paved the way for [its] major cities to ban diesel vehicles. … The decision could fuel efforts to implement similar restrictions across Europe.” Sure enough, following that news, reports surfaced that “Rome, one of Europe’s most traffic-clogged cities… plans to ban diesel cars from the centre by 2024.”