LGBTQ Issues

Individuals who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning may face unique challenges in the community. LBGTQ individuals are often faced with a number of problems because of their identity. Although there appears to be more cultural acceptance of diverse sexual and gender identifications, discrimination, oppression and marginalization persists. Coping with discrimination, coming out to family and friends, and trying to fit in with heterosexual social expectations can lead to mental health concerns. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicidal ideation may often result. Seeing a qualified mental health professional who embraces a positive view of LBGTQ indivduals and relationships can be hugely beneficial for emotional healing and growth.

Local Experts in LGBTQ Issues

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