Affirming and Intersectional Mental Health Resources

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One of my areas of focus is mental health and I have a personal/professional commitment to normalizing seeking resources for support. It makes sense for me to write a post on mental health resources for PRIDE month. It makes sense given that LGBTQ+ individuals experience a higher rate of mental health issues. But it’s not that simple. Encouraging the use of resources and support requires the right nuance to not excuse the causes that contribute to the prevalence and need in the first place. When writing about this topic it’s important to clarify that the increased instances of mental health issues in LGBTQ+ individuals speaks not about the individuals themselves, but this world in which they have to navigate.

It’s common for anyone to want to seek support from professionals and groups who have a shared understanding of similar experiences. When there is a risk of bias, discrimination or even violence, it can be imperative. Here are resources supporting mental health and wellbeing that are LGBTQ+ affirming and intersectional.

 

LGBT Center of Raleigh Mental Health Resources

LGBT National Help Center

Radical Healing (Durham, NC)

The Temper: Sober LGBTQ Resources: Mental Health and Meetups

The Temper: How to celebrate PRIDE alcohol free

​National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

Love is Respect: LGBTQ Relationships and Dating Violence

BEAM Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective – Events page with LGBTQ events in June

MHA/HRC: Questions to Help Find Affirming Mental Health Providers

Bisexual Resource Center: Mental Health in the Bi+ Community

Desi LGBTQ+ Helpline for South Asians in the United States

Eating Recovery Center Blog: Search Special Populations – LGBTQ+

Trans Lifeline

Trevor Project: Trevor Support Center

Trevor Space for young people ages 13-24

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging – Mental Health Section

VA - Mental Health - LGBTQ+ Veterans

them. Mental Health category

Rewriting the Rules Blog from queer therapeutic writer Meg-John Barker

The following resources and more are found on this Mental Health America resource page:

Tomorrow! AFSP Talk Saves Lives – LGBT Virtual Event – June 23rd

The Work/Life Center is a resource for SAS employees and their family members. Support services include connecting to therapists and other mental health resources.

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Katie Seavey Pegoraro

Sr Associate Work Life Program Manager

Katie Seavey Pegoraro supports employees with issues of stress and balance, providing tools and resources to cope when life feels overwhelming. Katie is a contact for those who may be coping with issues of mental health, substance use, or grief and loss. A young professional herself, Katie is a unique support to employees who are navigating the many life transitions that occur in your 20's and 30's.

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