Do we have a chair at the table?
As you care for your health, remember your mental health, too. There is a mind/body connection. Talk with an LGBTQ+ psychologist about the difficulties you’re experiencing. It may help to get it off your chest. The LGBTQ+ community is often dismissed or demeaned in healthcare. Attend to your mental health care and see an LGBTQ+ psychologist.
Organized groups of LGBTQ+ advocates are promoting physical as well as mental health care. Their research and information can help give you a chair at the table.
Our practice suggests two of these groups for you to visit for more information:
One Colorado https://one-colorado.org is a Colorado advocate group that features many local resources.
The National Coalition for LGBTQ Health is conducting “The 21st National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week from March 20-24, 2023.
Please visit their website at https://healthlgbtq.org/ for more information and advocacy.