What does LGBTQ+ stand for?
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning. Additional identities include asexual, two-spirit, intersex, pansexual, agender, and gender fluid, among others.
How does mental health and LGBTQ+ community intersect?
People in the LGBTQ+ community face mental health concerns at higher rates than non-LGBTQ+ individuals. According to NAMI, people in the LGBTQ+ community are at higher risk for developing mental health conditions due to the prejudice, stigma, and hostility that they are faced with. Seeking help for mental health can also be a struggle, as people may fear discrimination, invalidation, or further harm on the part of professionals. Reluctance to seek help may be reinforced by past mental health practices that have actively harmed those in the LGBTQ+ community, such as conversion therapy.
How does CARE support people in the LGBTQ+ community?
Providers at CARE are trained to understand and respect people in the LGBTQ+ community. Using correct names and pronouns is important to us, and we actively try to create a safe and supportive environment.
CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers:
- – Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- – PreferredOne
- – Health Partners
- – Medical Assistance
- – UCare
- – Cigna
- – Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.
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