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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

Depression Looks Like Me

A Webinar Hosted by MHA in Partnership with Janssen Neuroscience

Depression is complex and different for each person it affects, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. It is essential to share our experiences and broaden our understanding of what depression looks like to break the stigma surrounding it and other mental health concerns. We all deserve to be seen, heard, and empowered to ask for help. Every individual's story matters, which is at the center of the Depression Looks Like Me campaign.

Join MHA in partnership with Janssen Neuroscience for this free 60-minute webinar where we will:

  • Have an open and honest discussion about depression and what it looks like
  • Hear from LGBTQ+ individuals about their lived experiences and personal mental health journeys
  • Discuss how to find safe spaces and a community when struggling with depression
  • Identify how to be an ally and provide support to those living with depression

This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within one week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available upon request after the event.

Meet the speakers

Amir Ahuja (he/him), M.D., psychiatrist; director of psychiatry, LA LGBT Center
As a member of the LGBTQ community himself, Ahuja is driven to make sure LGBTQ+ patients and providers are treated fairly and respectfully, and that health disparities are eliminated. He is a leading voice in the LGBTQ mental health community and has published many papers on LGBTQ mental health.

Ren Fernández-Kim (she/they)
Fernández-Kim is a nonbinary Korean Peruvian American artist, educator, and content creator (influencer). As an individual thriving within the intersections of multiple identities, they specialize in bringing seemingly separate conversations to a unified place. Approaching the world from a "both and" perspective rather than an "either or" mindset has allowed them to embrace their multitude as a person and incorporate this into their everyday work.

Amanda Martinez (she/her), MPH
Martinez is currently the training program manager for Mental Health America of Hawai'i (MHAH). Since 2017, she has instructed thousands of youths and adults in Hawai'i with MHAH's youth suicide and bullying prevention and mental wellness trainings. She is also a certified trainer for Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings, and she is interested in mental health wellness promotion among youth and young adults, especially among sexual and gender minorities.