Peer-to-peer support group for individuals living as LGBT – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning.
Many LGBTQ individuals experience negative mental health issues due to the prejudice and other biases they face. Research suggests that queer people are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, and addiction or substance abuse.
Without mental health we cannot be healthy. It is our hope that LGBTQ individuals find LGBTribe to be a safe outlet for them to discuss these challenges and find a sense of community online.
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Members of our LGBT support group will have access to the latest in social network technology including a dedicated activity stream, forum and chat room. In addition members can participate in the larger wellness challenge through our inspirational wellness tools: wellness tracker, friend reminders, mood mapping and kudos.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community faces mental health conditions at a rate almost 3 times higher than that of the general population. The fear of coming out and being discriminated against for sexual orientation and gender identities, can lead to depression, post traumatic stress disorder, thoughts of suicide and substance abuse.
LGBTQ therapy can be extremely helpful for people but only if they feel comfortable enough to get it. It is important to find a provider that is LGBTQ-friendly and knowledgeable about the specific cultural considerations and issues faced by LGBTQ individuals with mental health conditions.
Read more about LGBT Therapy and tips on how to cope with stigma associated with an LGBT orientation >