In correlation to an extraordinary webinar series beginning in October, this month our community groups will pay special attention to the tainted blood crisis and how it impacted has and continues to influence the bleeding disorders community. October is AIDS/HIV Awareness month and is an especially important time for our community. Our shared history and experiences may vary, but our collective determination to advocate for our community’s needs and safety continues.
Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, mental health support will be available and may include an LPC, HTC Social Worker, and volunteer Mental Health First Aiders trained by Debbie de la Riva, LPC. All community members who have been affected by this tragedy (or not) are more than welcome to attend and join our safe spaces. Anyone is welcome. This session is designed for women and non-binary participants.