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June is LGBTQIA Pride Month

June is LGBTQIA Pride Month

It is important to recognize the mental health needs of the LGBTQ+ members of our community. According to NAMI, LGB youth are more than twice as likely to report experiencing persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness than their heterosexual peers. Transgender youth face are twice as likely to experience depressive symptoms, seriously consider suicide, and attempt suicide compared to cisgender lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and questioning youth.

You can be a difference maker for the young people in your life who identify as LGBTQIA. 

The LGBTQ+ population is at a higher risk than the heterosexual, cisgender population for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. High school students who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are more than four times as likely to have attempted suicide. 40% of transgender adults have attempted suicide in their lifetime. 

 You can be a difference maker for your friends, family and neighbors who are part of the LGBTQIA+ population.

 Listen, validate their feelings, and help them get professional help whenever needed.

-Jerry Strausbaugh, EdD, LPCCS, Executive Director

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June is LGBTQIA Pride Month

June is LGBTQIA Pride Month

It is important to recognize the mental health needs of the LGBTQ+ members of our community. According to NAMI, LGB youth are more than twice as likely to report experiencing persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness than their heterosexual peers. Transgender youth face are twice as likely to experience depressive symptoms, seriously consider suicide, and attempt suicide compared to cisgender lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and questioning youth.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Giving yourself permission to take care of yourself is essential for good mental health care. None of us can burn the candle at both ends and up in a good place. We eventually wear down. When you feel yourself being emotionally tapped out, take time to refuel. This will look different for each of us. For some, getting away with family and friends is reenergizing. For others a weekend of solitude does the trick. However you are wired, make sure you keep a check on your emotional tank and when it is getting empty, take the time to recharge. 

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Holistic Care

Holistic Care

Being mentally healthy requires us to take a holistic approach. As Mr. Miyagi said in the 1st karate kid movie, “our whole life is a balance”. We need to make sure that we are taking care of our mind, body and spirit. We do that through activities and exercises that connect us to those domains of our life. Behavioral Health care is part of our mission at Appleseed.

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