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Category Archives: Blog

How to Support Members of the LGBTQ+ Community

Supporting a community does not necessarily mean that you must be a member of it, and this is true for the LGBTQ+ community. Being an ally and showing support goes a long way in creating a positive environment for everyone in the LGBTQ+ community. Due to discrimination and micro-aggressions, many members of the LGBTQ+ community […]

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Barriers to Health Care for LGBTQ+ Individuals

Written by: Abby Chamberlin, Mobile Response Care Coordination Team Member In the United States, some federal, state, and local laws have been enacted that offer protections against discrimination on the basis of gender identity as well as sexual orientation. However, despite these laws, LGBTQ+ people are often discriminated against in a variety of settings in […]

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Common Behavioral Health Challenges Facing the LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBTQ+ community includes over 11 million people living in the United States. Being LGBTQ+ does not mean that a person is suffering from a mental illness, it means that they either identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, or another sexual identity.  Due to many factors including, homophobia, transphobia, and societal stigma, members […]

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A Guide to Your First Therapy Visit

Deciding to begin attending therapy for any mental health or substance use issue is a big step in any recovery.  The first visit with a therapist, or any healthcare provider, can feel scary, stressful, and overwhelming.  Navigating all the paperwork and questions can also feel extremely stressful.  As with most new events, it can be […]

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety is a common mental health issue in teens and adults. Life experiences that may cause above average stress can trigger symptoms of anxiety, such as an important exam, job interview, big meeting, or public speaking. Having stress during those situations is perfectly common, and sometimes those big events can trigger anxiety and it will […]

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