LGBT Communities and Stigma around Mental Health and Addictions

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LGBT Communities and Stigma around Mental Health and Addictions

Ce document est offert en anglais seulement pour le moment. Consultez la liste des ressources en français pour de la documentation sur la santé LGBT2SQ offerte dans cette langue.

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LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people often face prejudice, discrimination and isolation. Now imagine the doubly stigmatizing effect of being LGBT and having a mental illness or substance use problem. These added stresses can lead, in part, to higher rates of mental health and substance use problems.

Join us as we explore the relationships between sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health and substance use.

Author: Visions - BC Source: Website Website: http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/visions_lesbian_gay_bt.pdf Journal: Visions Journal Details: Vol: 6 Issue: 2 Origin Country: Canada Publish Date: 2010 Publication City: Vancouver Languages: .Resource Type: , , .Resource Topics: , , , , , , , , .Target Audiences: , , , , . Last Modified: 2018-08-20

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people often face prejudice, discrimination and isolation. Now imagine the doubly stigmatizing effect of being LGBT and having a mental illness or substance use problem. These added stresses can lead, in part, to higher rates of mental health and substance use problems.

But how do you talk about sexual orientation or gender with your service provider? What happens when your service provider says that your sexual orientation or gender identity are the cause of your mental health problems? Through the words of our passionate and courageous writers, learn how others found wellness and resilience through supportive and loving families, spirituality and knowledgeable service providers. Join us as we explore the relationships between sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health and substance use.