Mental Health Matters
Support for your wellbeing
Mental health awareness is an important cause I support. People in the LGBTQIA+ community tend to experience more challenges to their mental health–there is hope and more people are becoming allies every day. I believe all people should be free to love safely and consensually. As a person who experiences major depressive disorder, adult ADD, insomnia (onset, latency, and early awakening), and anxiety, I understand that sometimes it’s difficult to get through a situation or through the day. It can also be hard to speak up and get help.
Below, I’m sharing a few resources for your wellbeing, emotional health, and mental illness support, including help for loved ones of persons experiencing challenges to their mental wellness.
Start here with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Support and Education.
For allies and loved ones of people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Non-binary, and more on the gender spectrum
- Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Allies of People Who Are LGBTQI+
- PFLAG National’s publication, “Our Trans Loved Ones: Questions and Answers for Parents, Families, and Friends of People Who Are Transgender and Gender Expansive”
- PFLAG’s Straight for Equality site and “Guide to Being a Trans Ally”
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