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Understanding Anxiety and Depression for LGBTQIA+ People
LGBTQIA+ folks are uniquely at risk for both depression and anxiety. We know that 18% of the LGBTQIA+ youth population currently have depression, and when compared to the national rate of 8.2%, that is a huge increase. You might be asking yourself, why is...
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Trans Youth and the Importance of Sharing Transgender-Affirming Resources on Social Media
In 2021, 375 transgender people were murdered. The International Transgender Day of Remembrance has been observed annually on November 20th since 1999 and honors all those who have been killed due to hatred or transphobia. This day also brings important a...
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A Dozen Pride Flags and Their Meanings
As the years go by, there seems to be more and more flags popping up around each Pride month. Each of these flags serve as a symbol of representation for a diverse community that exists within an even bigger community. And, seeing these different flags ...
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LGBTQIA+ Youth and the Importance of their Mental Health
As Mental Health Awareness Month came to an end, we transitioned into Pride Month, a month dedicated to celebrating individuality and advocating for equal rights for all. Recent attempts to revoke the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community have left many advoca...
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Gender Pronouns and Advocacy in Mental Health Care
Gender pronouns are any set of pronouns that an individual wants others to use to reflect that person's gender identity. When we use terms such as she, he, her, him, they, them - we are using a person’s pronouns. While pronouns are a way we can categoriz...
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LGBTQIA+ MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
June is Pride Month. A time for our LGBTQIA+ community members to celebrate individuality, acknowledge those who came before us, and pave the way for those after.
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Take Away's from LGBTQ Pride Month
Many people have participated in the celebratory events that occur during the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, but many are unaware of the origin of how this month came to be. As Pride month comes to an end, lets have a q...
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Coping with LGBT Discrimination
Discrimination is a powerful negative cultural force affecting millions of people in our country. Members of the LGBT community are often targets of discrimination. Sometimes, discrimination can be experienced in interpersonal settings. This includes thin...
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LGBTQ+ Awareness: Using Culturally Sensitive Terminology
Prior to Alfred Kinsey’s acclaimed research on sexual behavior, it was commonly accepted that sexuality was a dichotomous concept. Kinsey and his team conducted thousands of interviews on people’s sexual behavior and created a heterosexual-homosexual rati...
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