By guest author, Laura Baker While the reasons aren’t completely understood, the research is clear: American stress is on the rise, and it’s taking a big toll on our mental health. More than 18 percent of American adults suffer from an…
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By guest author, Laura Baker Holiday Blues Many people get a case of the holiday blues. Some feel sadness thinking about loved ones who are no longer with us, while others are impacted by the stress and anxiety of preparation or…
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We have all heard those infuriating words “just calm down” before. Most people get upset by hearing this because they feel others are invalidating how they are feeling. When we say “I can’t calm down” we often really mean “there is…
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Today marks the one month anniversary of the Pulse massacre. This unprecedented violence towards the LGBTQIA and POC communities weighs heavily on our minds and hearts. For those who missed our initial newsletter, we want to again share our heartfelt response. Please feel…
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Anxiety can get the better of all of us from time to time. Worries about what may happen can take on a life of their own and make us feel overwhelmed. Sometimes, understanding what anxiety is and how to relate to…
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Talking about HIV is still a challenging task for many within the LGBTQ community. While no longer the terrifying death sentence for parts of the world with access to medications, HIV still conjures up fear and shame for many in…
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This June, many of us took to streets, parks and other crowded venues to show the world the best parts of ourselves. We marched, cheered, and rejoiced in the power, joy, and love we hold as LGBTQIA people. During pride month,…
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Celebrating Pride Month & Fighting Mental Health Stigma For LGBTQ individuals, stigma about our queer identities and stigma about seeking mental health services can be a source of shame and fear. This double stigma marginalizes our complex spectrum of emotions, and…
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  Coming Out… Again Many members of the LGBTQ community who have made the decision to be out about their sexual or gender identity know a thing or two about coming out. They understand what a personal decision this is and…
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40 Years of Gay and Lesbian Affirmation by the American Psychological Association Wow, this year marks the 40th Anniversary of Gay and Lesbian Affirmation by the American Psychological Association (APA). Yet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer folks still face challenges…
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