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LGBTQIA+ Community

Treatment Issues

  • Approximately 8 percent of LGBTQ+ individuals and nearly 27 percent of transgender individuals report being denied needed health care outright. [9]
  • In mental health care, stigma, lack of cultural sensitivity, and unconscious and conscious reluctance to address sexuality may hamper effectiveness of care. [10]
  • Evidence suggests that implicit preferences for heterosexual people versus lesbian and gay people are pervasive among heterosexual health care providers. [10]

Why Choose Mass Behavioral Health Center (MBHC)

  • At MBHC, we understand that there are many negative stereotypes about being an LGBTQ+ out there that make many uncomfortable letting people know this important part of their identity or seeking help
  • When people openly express that they are LGBTQ+, they face the potential of rejection from peers, colleagues, and friends which can exacerbate feelings of loneliness and mental health issues
  • At MBHC, we create safety spaces that enable all members of our community to be themselves. Our staff stand-up for each other and encourage others to be brave in the face of adversity
  • We understand that life can be challenging for all of us ensure that our words honor diverse opinions and backgrounds.
  • We have the best therapists who understand LGBTQ+ community better

Educational Materials

MHA has developed unique materials for the LGBT audience: