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Are you, or is someone you’re worried about, a member of Nova Scotia’s LGBTQ+ community? There are programs and services available that were created specifically to address the unique concerns of people in this community.

 

Healing the wounds of prejudice 

Research shows that LGBTQ+ people have higher rates of mental health challenges than the general population, typically as a result of facing ongoing discrimination over their lifetimes. But we also know that having allies makes all the difference. This article offers hope for anyone who knows these struggles.

 

LGBTQ+ people and mental health

Key factors for positive mental health and wellbeing for LGBTQ+ individuals include support from family and friends, particularly for youth; supportive workplaces and neighbourhoods; low levels of internalized homophobia; and experiencing positive responses to coming out.

This article from the Canadian Mental Health Association offers insight and additional resources for anyone who can use a hand.

 

 

Tools

MindWell U

MindWell U - Mindfulness-In-Action
This tool is not administered by Nova Scotia Health Authority. Tool Information may be incorrect and/or out of date. Confirm details with the tool provider.

When you join you’ll learn how ‘mindfulness-in-action’ is the fastest way to decrease stress, increase resilience, improve your mental health, and make you more capable to handle all of life’s challenges.

Join now to see positive changes in all...

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