The Process of Coming Out: Understanding the
Mental Health of Our Students
Speaker: Ronni Sanlo, Ed.D, Faculty, US Dept of Education Institute on LGBT Issues in Higher Education
Friday, February 15, 10-2:30pm 10-12 lecture/informational portion, 12-1 lunch break, 1-2:30pm interactive portion
Tempe Campus, Computing Commons 120
LGBTQA Services and the Arizona LGBTQ Network
The level of support that people perceive in their surroundings when they come out as lesbian, gay, or bisexual is closely related to their mental health and overall well-being, People come out in places where they feel supported and they do better in terms of more self-esteem and less depression. Studies have found that concealing one’s sexual orientation can have consequences for both mental and physical health. Coming out is a period of vulnerability for LGBT people — particularly youth. As student affairs professionals, we must continue to better understand that coming out and living openly aren’t something you do once, or even for one year. It’s a journey that one makes every single day of his/her life. Every coming out experience is unique and must be navigated in the way most comfortable for the individual. For additional information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ronni Sanlo is a faculty within the US Department of Education Institute on LGBT Issues in Higher Education. She is a well-known keynote speaker and workshop presenter at colleges and universities around the country. Her focus is LGBT history, learning outcomes, strategic planning, and LGBT center development. Ronni speaks not only from her perspective as a higher education/student affairs professor, LGBT center director, dean of students, and faculty in residence, but also from her personal life experiences.
For additional information:http://ronnisanlo.com/about.htm
LGBTQA Services and the Arizona LGBTQ Network is bringing Ronni Sanlo – a national speaker, well published and known in Higher Education, to ASU speak about the process of coming out. Please forward and strongly encourage your staff and students to attend. This is a wonderful professional development opportunity – local and free. Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word, below is a description of the event.
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