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Information specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Transsexual, and Questioning (LGBTQ) persons with mental illness is often hard to find. Below are some fact sheets along with some resource information and links.
Support for LGBTQ community and their allies. The group meets every Saturday from 1:00-2:30 at Minnehaha Spirit of the Lakes Church, 4001 38th Avenue South, in Minneapolis. The support group is a safe place to confront the challenges that many members of the LGBTQ communities face such as social isolation, stigma, discrimination, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. For more information, contact Kim at 763-267-5881.
Dan Savage (of the advice column Savage Love) has launched a new video campaign aimed at preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. The campaign, titled It Gets Better, encourages LGBT adults to create a video about their lives to show youth who are having a hard time in high school that life gets better. The goal is to provide LGBT youth with hope and positive role models to help them make it through the often challenging high school years.
It Gets Better Video, here.
To post a video yourself or to check out the videos that have already been posted, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/itgetsbetterproject.
GLBT: Mental Health Issues for GLBT People
Tips and Resources for Family and Friends of GLBT Persons
Double Stigma: GLBT People Living with Mental Illness
Disparities in Mental Health Treatment among GLBT Populations
Being an Ally for GLBT People
GLBT Consumers in the Mental Health Care System
Suicidal Behavior in GLBT Youth
Mental Health Risk Factors Among GLBT Youth
Basic Steps Toward GLBT Affirmative Mental Health Practices
GLBT: GLBT Terminology: What We Mean When We Say...
GLBT: What LGBT Consumers May Bring to Their Interactions with the Mental Healthcare System
MN Rainbow Therapists' Network: A grassroots network of LGBT-identified/affirming mental health providers throughout Minnesota. Their website features a directory of providers.
Pride Institute: The nation's first GLBT-specific mental health and chemical dependency treatment facility. They offer in-patient treatment and other options at a retreat-like setting in Eden Prarie, MN.
OutFront Minnesota: Minnesota's leading GLBT advocacy organization.
The University of Minnesota's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Programs Office: The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally (GLBTA) Programs Office is dedicated to improving campus climate for all University of Minnesota students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors by developing and supporting more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality.
District 202: A safe place providing social, cultural and education opportunities to LGBT and allied youth.
Twin Cities PFLAG: Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons. An organization providing support, education and advocacy for GLBT people and their families.
Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists http://www.aglp.org/
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force http://www.thetaskforce.org/
LGBT and Aging http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/
Pink & Blues - a website for bipolar and depression support for the GLBT community and allies
National Youth Advocacy Coalition: The National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) is a national social justice organization working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people to strengthen the role of young people in the LGBTQ rights movement.