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.
Kids Help PhoneKids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French. Services include mental health tips and info, crisis support, professional counselling, quizzes, games and...
Access Wellness Nova Scotia
Access Wellness is a free single-session supportive counselling service for individuals, couples or families.
Sessions can be held over the phone, online with video, or in-person. People can speak with a qualified professional and learn...
prideHealth works to improve access to safe, coordinated, comprehensive primary health care for people who are part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
prideHealth provides the following services for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community:
- Referrals to aff irming...
Provincial Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line
The Provincial Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line provides crisis intervention for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis or mental distress.