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Staying Connected: LGBTQ+ Resources During COVID-19

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Paul Curtis and Michael Carrone

Executive Director of the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies and a National Council board member, and the Director of Healthcare Transformation, respectively

When looking back at the past month, it is clear that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has drastically changed our lives. The way we work now incorporates new safety measures and personal protective equipment, social distancing and, in some cases, remote connection. Everyone is at home now; some are working, while others are facing loss of […]

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Accelerate Your LGBTQ+ Learning – Join Our Special Interest Group

December 4, 2019 | LGBTQ | Comments
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Paul Curtis and Michael Carrone

Executive Director of the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies and a National Council board member, and the Director of Healthcare Transformation, respectively

Behavioral health care is constantly evolving, and we are gaining greater insight into the needs of our country’s most marginalized populations. That’s especially true for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Research shows that individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) experience disproportionately higher rates of mental health and substance use issues. […]

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Stigma Regarding Mental Illness among People of Color

July 8, 2019 | Diversity | LGBTQ | Comments
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Victor Armstrong, MSW

Vice President of Behavioral Health for Atrium Health, and a member of the National Council's board of directors

One of the remaining taboos in many communities of color is the stigma around mental illness. Whether it’s depression or anxiety (or, the worst-case scenario, suicide), there is a longstanding belief in these communities that such concerns are taboo, and their impact is the problem of “the other.” Though communities of color, because of socioeconomic […]

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Raising the Curtain on Recovery

June 29, 2017 | Addictions | LGBTQ | Lived Experience | Comments
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Tom Hill

Vice President, Addictions and Recovery

The most important thing to know about me is that I am a person in long-term recovery from addiction. That means that this month – June 2017 – I celebrate 25 continuous years without mind-altering substances. But my life in recovery has meant so much more than not using substances. It’s meant being comfortable in […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth is Bad

June 22, 2016 | Diversity | LGBTQ | Lived Experience | Comments
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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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