Joe Ball's Keynote Speech for MindOut’s LGBTIQ+ Suicide Prevention Forum - Mindout Forum

Joe Ball's Keynote Speech for MindOut’s LGBTIQ+ Suicide Prevention Forum

Opening keynote speech for MindOut’s LGBTIQ+ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Forum.

Content Warning: General discussion of transphobia, homophobia and racism including violence and assault. Discussion of mental health and suicidality. 

Joe Ball (he/him) is the ever passionate and committed CEO of Switchboard Victoria. Joe believes in the need for LGBTIQA+ communities to be in control of our bodies, lives and futures and that LGBTIQA+ community-controlled organisations like Switchboard play an important role in keeping the health of our communities in our hands. Joe will share their experience of how this can be achieved.

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