YMCA Mission Forum
Centering the Margins: A Conversation on the Youth Mental Health Crisis through an Equity Lens
Our March Mission Forum addresses the youth mental health crisis, with a focus on the disparate impacts on Queer and Transgender Black, Indigenous, and people of color (QTBIPOC) youth.
This video is a complete recording of the March 23, 2022 event.
Meet the panelists of the YMCA March Mission Forum.
Mark has a Masters in Community Counseling and has worked in community clinics, residential facilities, detention centers, youth homeless center, Peace Corps, and spent 23 years at the Odessa Brown Clinic and now at Childhaven.;
Donald “Donnie” Goodman is the YMCA Social Impact Center Senior Director of Behavioral Health. Previously, Donnie served at Seattle Counseling Service for over 24 years, joining the leadership team as Clinical Director in 2000 and became Deputy Director in 2009.
Bethany ‘B.Lyte’ Montgomery is a storyteller. A spiritual activist. She currently practices the artistic disciplines of spoken word poetry and hip hop. Leaving a lasting impression through speaking to the souls of her audience.
Pronouns: They, Them
Rian Roberson, MA LMHC, is a Seattle-based licensed mental health counselor, serving queer and POC individuals, groups, and couples, as well as teaching, training, and workshops. Rian has a special passion for holding space for youth, honoring their stories and experiences.
All Pronouns: She, He, Them
Mane is an Unapologetic Fa’afafine, Queer creative and fierce youth advocate for our Pasifika Communities in King and Pierce Counties. Mane has 10+ years of experience working with Pacific Islander youth especially our Queer and Trans Pacific Islanders or QTPIs.
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