MHA of Rockland joins Mental Health America in Honoring Pride Month 2022!

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Pride Month is a time to honor the LGBTQ+ community – to uplift their voices, celebrate their cultures, and recognize the progress and remaining work in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. How is Pride relevant to mental health? Inequity harms mental health. While being LGBTQ+ is NOT a mental health condition or concern, LGBTQ+ individuals experience mental health struggles at higher rates than their straight and cisgender peers. Mental health challenges among the LGBTQ+ community are primarily due to individuals facing stigma, discrimination, and bias in many forms. LGBTQ+ individuals can be incredibly resilient and thrive in the face of adversity with the help of supportive families, peers, and communities. But the ultimate protective factor in LGBTQ+ mental health is removing these adversities altogether, which we can work to achieve through creating informed and affirming environments. Join Mental Health America in honoring Pride Month 2022!
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