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BREAKING NEWS: Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth is Bad

June 22, 2016 | Diversity | LGBTQ | Lived Experience | Comments
LGBTQ Conversion Therapy Two gay LGBTQ Flags and one American flag flying in the sky

Adam Swanson

Senior Policy Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health

First federal report concludes that conversion therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) youth is not effective.

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Roy Fisher

Program Manager, Navos Mental Health Solutions

It’s 6:30 am when my alarm goes off. I get up to enjoy the morning quiet and play out the day ahead. This morning, I reflect on the upcoming senior leadership meeting. As I consider those I’ll see around the table, I am once again drawn to the fact that I will be the only […]

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Passion and Sensitivity: The Cornerstones of Responding to Trauma in the LGBT Community

December 3, 2015 | Diversity | Integration | Trauma | Treatment | Comments

Heather Cobb

Sr. Director, Creative & Strategy, National Council for Behavioral Health

Back in 1978 Chase Brexton Health Care was a small volunteer operation serving gay men affected by the just emerging AIDS epidemic. Now, it’s a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides integrated health care to all Baltimore’s underserved populations — and their working hard to provide trauma-informed care to all, including the LGBT community.

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Diversity: It Has to Start Somewhere

August 14, 2014 | Diversity | Workforce | Comments

Mohini Venkatesh

Senior Director Public Policy, National Council for Behavioral Health

We’ve all heard it before: A diverse workforce is key to providing quality services to a diverse population. More specifically, promoting staff from diverse backgrounds into leadership positions is a must to ensure organizational decisions are made in an inclusive way.

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