LGBTQ youth and Mental Health Disparities

As discussed before, mental health in the LGBTQ+ community is a big deal. Many of those who identify within this community deal with things such as lack of acceptance, discrimination, and prejudice. This, similar to other minority communities, can cause great distress within the people who identify within this group which ultimately leads to maladaptive behaviors/ coping mechanisms. This problem...[ read more ]

Informational Resources on LGBTQ+ People of Color

In the last blog post I focused on people who identify as LGBTQ+ People of Color. As a way to spread further information on this topic I have included a link that provides numerous informational resources on this topic and the mental health of those who identify within it.

Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community

As stated in the intro blog post those in the LGBTQ+ community experience different levels of discrimination and prejudice then those who are not. Especially those of an intersectional background and identify as a person of color or another minority group. Below is an article from the University of Utah that looks at why those in this community experience more...[ read more ]

LGBTQ+ and The National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI or The National Alliance on Mental Illness has a page dedicated to mental health issues with in the LGBTQ+ community. It discuses important risk factors, access to mental health services, how to find LGBTQ+ friendly mental health providers and more! Check it out below!

Pride Month and Mental Health within the LGBTQ+ Community

The month of June celebrates pride month! During this time the LGBTQ+ community and their history is celebrated. Here at Renew Counseling we celebrate this community and provide mental health services to all apart of this community! In celebration and recognition of this month this months blog post will focus on the struggles and triumphs of this community within the...[ read more ]

Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community (Suicide & Substance Abuse)

The LGBTQ+ community has some of the highest rates of suicide and substance use problems/ disorders. For many of those in this community that has dealt with traumatic experiences and are unable to find a solid support system may look towards other things to help them cope. For some, this may lead to a dangerous route of substance abuse, or...[ read more ]

Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community (PTSD)

Many of those in the LGBTQ+ have experienced traumatic events at an alarmingly higher rate than many other communities. This may be through bullying, discrimination, prejudice one has experienced. Many of those in this community have experienced some type of negative experience due to their sexuality, gender, gender preference, or lack thereof. Because of this increased risk, many of those...[ read more ]

Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community

Pride month in e a time to celebrate inclusion and equality specifically in the LGBTQ+ community. In respect to pride month, I wanted to draw attention to some of the most common mental disorders that affect this community. PTSD, thoughts of suicide, and substance abuse are some of the top mental health problems affecting those in this community especially the...[ read more ]

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