Why We Are Hard-Wired To Worry, and What We Can Do To Calm Down A new season brings both hopes and anxieties. We want things to be better for ourselves and the people we love, but worry that they won’t be, and imagine some of
It’s Gay Pride Season: Time to
Reflect on Identity and Health
June is Pride month, though we see actual celebrations of the queer community from Spring through Autumn. The community comes together to reflect on the impact queer people have had in society and to acknowledge the contributions made to realize full equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Non-Binary, Intersex, and others who so identify with LGBTQIA+ peoples and their allies. This sense of common cause and identity helps remind our families and caregivers that their support and acceptance of loved one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression directly impacts their mental wellness and personal safety.
Statistics relevant to the mental and physical health of the LGBTQIA+ community are staggering and sobering. Health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of civil and human rights are associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and suicide. When compared to their straight, counterparts, queer individuals are three times more likely to experience a mental health condition, and youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide, experience suicidal thoughts, and engage in self-harm. Additionally, individuals often face a discrimination that makes access quality treatment even more difficult.
Understanding Gender Fluidity Our understanding of “reality” is formed by consensus models, agreements, and traditions, but many such models contain internal contradictions or irreconcilable, opposing variables. Such a model is also seen in human sexuality, as it is still common for people to understand sexual
Peer Counseling for Queer Men with AMR Therapy What is peer counseling and why is it particularly important for queer men? Queer men are always operating along a behavioral and emotional spectrum: Am I different? How am I different? Why am I different? These questions
Yes, CBT Can Help Reduce Anxiety in 10 Therapy Sessions Anxiety is a common emotion that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. Over the last year, anxiety had increased by 20 percent, impacting millions of Americans. It can be caused by many things
It’s Gay Pride Season: Time to Reflect on Identity and Health June is Pride month, though we see actual celebrations of the queer community from Spring through Autumn. The community comes together to reflect on the impact queer people have had in society and to
When My Life Came Apart, I Struggled to Find Therapy At 14 years old, I hated who and what I was. With barely one foot in adolescence, I had already marched through miles of hell. In San Diego, my hometown, I had been beaten, sexually abused