Keep Calm and Don’t Unplug

“In facing a dearth of accessible, safe, and inclusive mental health support systems, many LGBTQ+ people have created our own. This has been true throughout the history of the human race, but the ubiquitous technology of the 21st century makes it easier to build resources that can be used by anyone around the world. Today, through social media, blogs, and even digital care packages, LGBTQ+ people are more effective than ever at helping each other feel less alone.

For queer and trans people who lack a supportive in-person community – and for those who don’t feel welcome in their local LGBTQ+ scene due to racism, ableism, cissexism, and so forth – technology can be a vital tool for self-care. Below are seven tips from activists and mental health professionals for nurturing your mental health online.”

Read more on Them.

Written by External Article
Everyone is talking about caregiving, but it can still be difficult to find meaningful information and real stories that go deep. We read (and listen to and watch and look at) the best content about caregiving and bring you a curated selection. Have a great story about caregiving? Use our contact form to submit it to us so we can share it with the community!

Related Articles

Monster-in-Residency

Monster-in-Residency

When Carolita Johnson became a live-in caretaker for her 87-year-old mother, reimagining this new life as a multi-year writing residency helped her...

The quiet rage of caregivers

The quiet rage of caregivers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which calls caregivers the “backbone” of long-term home care in the United States, has warned that...

Popular categories

Finances
Burnout
After Caregiving
Housing
Relationships
Finding Meaning
Planning
Dying
Finding Support
Work
Grief

Don't see what you're looking for? Search the library

Share your thoughts

0 Comments

Share your thoughts and experiences

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Join our communities

Whenever you want to talk, there’s always someone up in one of our Facebook communities.

These private Facebook groups are a space for support and encouragement — or getting it off your chest.

Join our newsletter

Thoughts on care work from Cori, our director, that hit your inbox each Monday morning (more-or-less).

There are no grand solutions, but there are countless little ways to make our lives better.

Share your insights

Caregivers have wisdom and experience to share. Researchers, product developers, and members of the media are eager to understand the nature of care work and make a difference.

We have a group specifically to connect you so we can bring about change.