Treatment with Pride
The LGBTQ+ community struggles with mental health and substance use disorders at alarmingly high rates. Studies show LGBTQ+ adults are more than twice as likely to suffer from mental health conditions than other populations. This is especially true for mental health disorders like depression and anxiety.
Providing treatment programming that is in full alignment with the unique needs of this population is essential. At High Focus Centers, our approach focuses on helping LGBTQ+ clients develop strategies to embrace their identity, empower themselves and find acceptance.
Our LGBTQ+ focused track offers a rich curriculum designed to help address common issues that members of the LGBTQ+ community face. We can help individuals who are struggling with mental health disorders, substance abuse or a combination of both develop healthy and lifelong recovery-based skills.
The LGBTQ+ track offers an affirming environment at High Focus Centers. It focuses on helping members of the community:
Identify their authentic self
Promote advocacy & empowerment
Build healthy relationships
The skills developed through the LGBTQ+ program provide a framework for mental health and substance abuse recovery.
How Do Mental Health Conditions Affect The LGBTQ+ Community?
Members of the LGBTQ+ community are more likely to experience mental health conditions than those of other populations. They are at an increased risk for experiencing discrimination, shame, fear and traumatic events.
LGBTQ+ people often face adversity resulting from their sexual orientation or gender identity. This can include coming out to family and friends, facing rejection and experiencing trauma from bullying and hate crimes. As a result, LGBTQ+ struggle with increased rates of mental health disorders and substance abuse:
Finding help can be a challenge for LGBTQ+ individuals. Past experiences and current social stigmas may prevent members of the LGBTQ+ community from seeking help. The LGBTQ+ track at High Focus Centers offers a welcoming, safe environment for recovery and personal growth.
High Focus Centers offers programs custom tailored to address the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. Contact us to learn more about our LGBTQ+ program.