ASDC is partnering with Signed by Stories to raise awareness and spread education about the challenges that deaf youth face in finding support for their mental health.
ASDC is excited to announce our partnership with Signed by Stories which will support the efforts to raise awareness and spread education about the challenges that deaf youth face in finding support for their mental health.
Over the next few months, we will be sharing live conversations, data, statistics, and more! Be sure to look out for all of this important information and share it within your communities, or reach out to us if you would like to participate!
Save the Date for our First Conversation!
June 21, 2022
2-3 pm ET | Live Online
Topic: “Navigating Mental Health in the Deaf BIPOC Community: Starting the Conversation”
Links to this (and future) FREE online and live conversations will be shared via Facebook, Email, and Website Calendars
About Signed By Stories:
Signed By Stories (SBS) is a deaf mental health awareness, education, and advocacy platform for deaf, deafblind, late-deafened, and deaf-disabled people.
The mission of Signed By Stories is to advocate for the provision of culturally competent and affirmative mental health services for all deaf people. Signed By Stories serves as a community for the sharing of experiences directly from those who have encountered challenges while reaching out for mental health support in a hearing world.
These stories highlight the need to bring attention to the disparities in mental health services available to deaf people and those available to hearing people. Also, they amplify the lived experiences and communication needs of intersectional deaf groups, which comprise many accounts of oppression due to communication and language access barriers.
Through the sharing of these stories, Signed By Stories hopes to provide education about the harmful outcomes of mental health services that do not facilitate sign language and otherwise optimal communication for deaf people. These stories are paired with data, facts, and insights from deaf researchers and experts on mental health and deaf people, to underscore these needs. Signed By Stories accounts can be found on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
To learn more, be sure to check out their social media accounts below! You can also visit their website at https://www.signedbystories.com/.