New Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, more than one million Californians identify as LGBTQ+, making up more than 4% of California’s population. Due to complex factors including lack of access to treatment, culturally unresponsive service provision, and higher levels of stigma and discrimination, LGBTQ+ people are almost three times more likely than non-LGBTQ+ peers to experience a mental health challenge.
To address these barriers, Each Mind Matters collaborated with a strategic council of LGBTQ+ community leaders and stakeholders to create mental health materials for three key segments of the LGBTQ+ population: youth/young adults, older adults and (coming soon) providers working with Latinx youth. These materials are a culmination of many months of outreach, research and interviews with community, county and state representatives to determine what was most needed in the community.
LGBT Mental Health and Aging Support Guide
Be True and Be You: A Basic Guide for LGBTQ+ Youth
Click here to read a letter from our strategic council introducing these new resources.