November 30, 2022

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The Going There with Dr. Mike podcast returns for a 3rd season of shattering the stigma of psychological well being. Season 3 will discover medical psychologist and life coach Dr. Mike Friedman joined by a few of your favourite musicians to have trustworthy, open conversations on the crossroads of music and psychological well being.

We’re launching throughout Pleasure Month with a selected give attention to LGBTQ+ points and discussions. To assist us kick issues off, singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson, higher referred to as the artist SOAK, joins Going There  to speak concerning the challenges folks face as they search to grasp and specific their id on the earth.

The If I By no means Know You Like This Once more musician explains how many individuals within the Lesbian, Homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) neighborhood face ongoing stressors by which different individuals are not as accepting or understanding about components of their gender or sexual id. These stressors can embody having to repeatedly clarify their gender or sexual id and pronouns, being teased or bullied, and even being threatened with abuse or being thrown out of their houses or communities.

SOAK describes how folks within the LGBTQ+ neighborhood are below a lot stress that they could search to keep away from all the pieces about their gender, sexuality, or different components of their id — usually compounding their despair and nervousness.  The “Purgatory” artists addresses a spread of coping methods which have helped them, together with discovering protected areas the place they’re free to embrace their id, in addition to connecting to the highly effective music of Tegan and Sara.

Season 3 of Going There is delivered to you by the positive of us at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Firms of Johnson & Johnson, who by no means cease working to create a future the place illness is a factor of the previous.

To coincide with Pleasure Month, June 2022’s episodes targeted on LGBTQ+ psychological well being are specifically offered by imi, created by Hopelab. imi information is a free, research-backed, psychological well being software constructed for and with LGBTQ+ teenagers on the lookout for assist and assist in affirming their id and studying sensible methods to deal with stress that’s useful, related, inclusive, and joyful. Discover it at imi.information.

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