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Pride Month Behavioral Health Resources

Publication Date: Jun 14, 2021

Editors' Note: This story ran in our June newsletter, published June 4.

 

Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Populations Information & Resource Kit (SAMHSA) - This kit equips prevention professionals, health care providers, and educators with information on health issues among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population. It includes an overview of terms related to gender identity and sexual expression.

 

LGBT Training Curricula for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Practitioners (SAMHSA) - SAMHSA and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have compiled a list of professional training curricula to improve the health and well-being of the LGBT population.

 

LGBTQ+ Communities And Mental Health Infographic + Overview (Mental Health America) - Mental Health America (MHA) provides statistics around LGBTQ+ mental health issues as well as resources for LGBTQ+ individuals seeking help.

 

Suicide Risk and Prevention for LGBTQ People (NAMI) - Patients brief from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This publication offers a brief summary of what is known about suicidal behavior and risk among LGBTQ people, followed by information and resources for health centers to help both young and old LGBTQ people get support and tap into internal and community resilience.

 

Advocacy organizations near you

PROMO is Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for LGBTQ equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education.

OutNebraska's mission is to empower, celebrate and grow LGBTQ+ communities in Nebraska.

One Iowa advances, empowers, and improves the lives of LGBTQ Iowans statewide.

Equality Kansas's mission is to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The group works towards its mission through education, public policy advocacy, and political action.