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Prejudice, discrimination, and hatred can make identifying as LGBTQ+ stressful. This LGBTQ+ community suffers depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems at disproportionately high rates. If your psychological health is suffering, the experienced and LGBTQ+-friendly team at Thriving Center of Psychology in Midtown, New York, NY, SoHo, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Miami, FL, can offer relief and support. Working with a compassionate professional can make a significant difference in maintaining good health and living a quality life. Learn more today by calling the offices or scheduling an appointment online.

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LGBTQ+ Q & A

What is the LGBTQ+ community?

Most cultures worldwide still view a sexual relationship between a woman and a man as the only acceptable kind. If you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer-curious, chances are you’ve experienced discrimination or persecution simply for being who you are.

Being transgender often involves a unique stigma. Although you know that living your true gender is the right move for you, other people can still be unkind and make everyday life problematic and even dangerous.

Other individuals who don’t necessarily identify as heterosexual might not see themselves as fitting any clear-cut LGBTQ+ label. Nevertheless, regardless of how you see yourself concerning sexuality or gender, this community accepts you.

Why do LGBTQ+ folks have poor mental health?

Mental health problems are common among LGBTQ+ people because they face more than their share of discrimination, intimidation, and violence. Living with the daily fear and stress can take a toll on your mental health.

Suicide is another risk affecting LGBTQ+ people. Compared to straight folks, suicide rates are significantly higher among the LGBTQ+ community. When living in an area where discrimination is high, LGBTQ+ folks have an average life expectancy that’s lower by 12 years.

Along with the stigma for identifying as LGBTQ+, there is an added negativity attached to seeking mental health care. However, contacting Thriving Center of Psychology can lead to a better mental outlook, improved overall health, and a renewed sense of personal pride and identity.

How can mental health support help me feel better?

A mental health provider at Thriving Center of Psychology can help you talk about and relieve the chronic stress that’s part of your everyday life. Even if you’re not clinically depressed or suffering anxiety, your personal and professional life can suffer from chronic stress that can significantly affect your work.

Your therapy plan at Thriving Center of Psychology is designed to suit your individual needs and circumstances. With regular appointments, you’ll likely see one or more of the following results:

  • Decrease in stress and anxiety
  • Reduced risk for clinical depression and other mental health problems
  • Improved self-esteem and personal outlook
  • Growth in personal relationships
  • Better sleep
  • More clarity in thinking

With your psychologist’s help, you’ll learn valuable coping skills that enable you to face life’s challenges with confidence.

No one should suffer from prejudice simply for being who they are. When the stress becomes difficult to handle, seek mental health support from Thriving Center of Psychology. Book an appointment online or call the offices to speak with a team member. Appointments are available in person or via video TeleTherapy.