Gender and Sexuality (LGBTQ+)

According to NAMI Lesbian and Gay adults are more than twice as likely than heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition

Individuals in the LGBTQ+ community are at a greater risk of developing a mental health condition. The sad reality is most of these individuals do not seek help and we believe no one should have to suffer in silence. Here at CARE out therapists are LGBTQ+ inclusive and we believe early intervention is the key to helping you reach successful outcomes and recovery

LGBTQ+ standS for

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER AND QUESTIONING. ADDITIONALLY IDENTITIES INCLUDE ASEXUAL, TWO-SPIRIT, INTERSEX, PANSEXUAL, AGENDER, AND GENDER FLUID, AMONG OTHERS

HOW CARE SUPPORTS

PROVIDERS AT CARE ARE TRAINED TO UNDERSTAND AND RESPECT PEOPLE IN THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

USING CORRECT NAMES AND PRONOUNS IS IMPORTANT TO US, AND WE ACTIVELY TRY TO CREATE A SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT

How does mental health and LGBTQ+ community intersect?

PEOPLE IN THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY FACE MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS AT HIGHER RATES THAN NON-LGBTQ INDIVIDUALS. ACCORDING TO NAMI PEOPLE IN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY ARE AT HIGHER RISKS FOR DEVELOPING MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS DUE TO THE PREJUDICE, STIGMA, AND HOSITLITY THAT THEY ARE FACED WITH. SEEKING HELP FOR MENTAL HEALTH CAN BE A STRUGGLE, AS FEAR, DISCRIMINATION, INVALIDATION, OR FURTHER HARM ON THE PART OF PROFESSIONALS. RELUCTANCE TO SEEK HELP MAY BE REINFORCED BY PAST MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICES THAT HAVE ACTIVELY HARMED THOSE IN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY, SUCH AS CONVERSATION THERAPY.