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LGBTQ+ History Month: Feb 2021

Those of us who identify as LGBTIQ+ are more likely to experience a mental health problem. For many, the pandemic may have made things more difficult. This #LGBTHistoryMonth, we stand in solidarity with all LGBTIQ+ people experiencing mental health problems, past and present.

Anyone can experience a mental health problem. But those of us who identify as LGBTIQ+ are more likely to develop problems like:

Being LGBTIQ+ does not cause these problems. The reasons why those of us with LGBTIQ+ identities are more likely to get them are very complicated. But it is most likely to do with facing things like:

Bath Mind’s service are open to all, and can be accessed by anyone looking for support with their mental health. To understand how Bath Mind can support you, head to What We Do.

If you’re looking for further resources on support and allyship this LGBTQ+ History Month, take a look at our resource section below:

 

Resources

Info on LGBTQI+ history month: https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/

For members of the LGBTQI+ community:

For allies:

Using Gender Pronouns – “For most, their singular and visible gender identity is a privilege. Not everybody has this privilege; those that are referred to with the wrong pronoun can feel disrespected, invalidated, and alienated.”

  • You can’t always tell what someone’s gender pronouns are by looking at them. Knowing and using someone’s gender pronouns is a positive way to support the people you work with.” From CultureAmp.

 

LGBTQI+ History Resources:

 

Posted on: 9th February 2021

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