The Human Rights Campaign and Partnership for Drug Free Kids provides a review on substance abuse among LGBTQ young people and what contributes to substance use among this population. It also shares recommendations for parents, educators, and other adults who can help LGBTQ teens avoid or limit drug and alcohol use.
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) provides this information packet to provide an introduction to the LGBT community, along with recommendations on supporting LGBT individuals who are survivors of sexual assault. This packet provides recommendations and information that can aid rape crisis centers in enhancing their outreach efforts and services to the LGBT community.
ZENCARE provide an article specifying 11 steps to aid therapists’ in creating trans-inclusive and affirming therapy practices. They also provide a list of books, article and professional resources to further guide clinicians in provide gender-affirming support to clients. These recommendations can be adapted for use by various behavioral health and mental health providers.
Front desk and other front-line staff play a critical role in helping trans and nonbinary people feel welcome and get the health care services they need. This guide by The Fenway Institute provides information on what it means to be “affirming,” top practices for building trans-affirming environments and why they are crucial to helping transgender and non-binary people feel fully seen, respected, and valued.
A discussion with Dr.Kwame McKenzie on anti-Black racism and the legacy of racism and mental health in the Black community.