Pride Month is an entire month dedicated to the uplifting of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) voices, celebration of LGBTQ culture and the support of LGBTQ rights.

LGBTQ people with mental health conditions may find themselves fighting a double stigma. Many will experience prejudice based on their sexual and/or gender identity as well as the stigma associated with mental illness. Confronting these challenges and mental health symptoms with an LGBTQ-inclusive therapist can lead to better outcomes, and even recovery.

Early intervention, comprehensive treatment and family support are key to helping LGBTQ people live well with a mental health condition. But many people in this community struggle in silence—and face worse health outcomes as a result.

In honor of Pride Month, NAMI NC is sponsoring a few events including special editions of Thursdays with NAMI, the film screen of CURED! with a panel discussion, and continuation of an LGBTQ Mental Health Support group (sponsored by NAMI Wake County). More information on these programs are provided below.

For more information on Mental Health in the LGBTQ community and additional resources can be found by clicking here.