Blog

These blog posts are a combination of OK2BME news and personal stories written by youth and teens in the OK2BME program. If you would like to write a personal story for our blog, please contact Scott at swilliams@kwcounselling.com

Let’s Talk About Self Harm, by Scott Williams

We have probably all known someone who uses self harming as a coping mechanism but we don’t always know how to talk about.

So let’s talk about it.

Let’s Talk About Self Harm blog post

Thank You, Marsh!, by Wash Silk

We are very grateful to our new friends at Marsh Canada for donating gifts to the members of our OK2BME Youth Group this holiday season!

Thank You, Marsh! blog post

Grand River Rainbow Historical Project, by Scott Williams

The Grand River Rainbow Historical Project maintains an online archive of historical documents.

Grand River Rainbow Historical Project blog post

Gender Neutral Washroom Survey, by Scott Williams

Did you know that SPECTRUM, Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space, has done a survey of gender neutral washrooms in Waterloo Region?

Gender Neutral Washroom Survey blog post

Trans Youth Health Survey Results, by Scott Williams

Recently, the University of British Columbia School of Nursing published the results of The Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey.

Trans Youth Health Survey Results blog post

Youth Group Announcement, by Wash Silk

We would like to announce that the next OK2BME Youth Group will be on December 19th for our Holiday Party! It will be an epic party and we hope to see everyone come. Our recreation groups previously scheduled for Nov 21st and December 5th have been cancelled. The OK2BME Youth Leadership Group will still meet on November 21st and December 5th.

Youth Group Announcement blog post

The End of Our OK2BME 30+ Grant, by Wash Silk

In the fall of 2016 we excitedly announced that the OK2BME program at KW Counselling Services, with the support of the KW Community Foundation would be able to provide free counselling for LGBTQ+ community members over the age of 30+ and free public education for service providers on the topic of supporting LGBTQ+ adults. Unfortunately, at the end of September 2017 this project will come to an end.

The End of Our OK2BME 30+ Grant blog post

Breathe 2 Relax, by Scott Williams

Breathe 2 Relax teaches diaphragmatic breathing. This is a deep breathing technique that is accomplished by contracting the diaphragm.

Breathe 2 Relax blog post