LGBTQIA+ Support - Content Hub - October Health

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LGBTQIA+ Support

Sure! LGBTQIA+ individuals may experience unique mental health challenges due to societal stigma, discrimination, and lack of support. This can lead to higher rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts compared to their cisgender, heterosexual peers. Factors such as coming out, family rejection, bullying, and minority stress can contribute to mental health issues in LGBTQIA+ individuals. Access to affirming mental health care can also be a challenge for some, leading to untreated mental health conditions. Promoting mental wellness in the LGBTQIA+ community involves creating safe and inclusive spaces, providing access to affirming therapy and support groups, and advocating for policies that protect LGBTQIA+ rights. It is important for individuals to prioritize self-care, seek help when needed, and surround themselves with supportive allies and communities.

Upcoming Forests

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1 week from now @ 19:00
Hosted on Saturday by Reoikantse Shadi
South Africa United States of America
Navigating Gender Identity and Expression
Embark on a journey of navigating gender identity and expression, exploring the complexities, challenges, and empowerment found in embracing and understanding diverse gender experiences. About Reo: Reo is a registered counselor with a passion for trauma psychology. Her life purpose is to destigmatize and raise awareness towards understanding suicidology and...
3 weeks from now @ 18:00
Hosted on Tuesday by Reoikantse Shadi
South Africa
Monthly LGBTQIA+ Support Group : Mental health challenges in the LGBTQIA+ community with Reo
How do gender identity and sexual preferences impact our mental health? Let's talk about being part of the LGBTQI+ community and seeking mental health services. About Reo: Reo is a registered counselor with a passion for trauma psychology. Her life purpose is to destigmatize and raise awareness towards understanding suicidology...

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