Simply being LGBTQ+ does not mean you will automatically experience mental health challenges. However, as an LGBTQ+ person, there are certain stressors you may face from people who do not accept your orientation or gender identity. These may include: stigma and discrimination; homophobia/biphobia/transphobia; rejecting behaviors from friends, family, or religious community; and bullying, harassment, hate speech, or violence. These experiences can be traumatic and hurtful, and stressors like these can affect your mental health and wellbeing.
Be True and Be You (click title)
A basic mental health guide for LGBTQ+ Youth
LGBT Mental Health and Aging Support Guide (click title)
A booklet to address the issues and rights faced by LGBT seniors.More resources for LGBT elders at sageusa.org
Title IX--Know your rights
Members of the Columbia College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct, which can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. For more information click here: YCCD Title IX. If you need assistance on campus please contact: Dr. Melissa Raby, VP of Student Services/Title IX Campus Coordinator (209) 588-5132 email@example.com
Looking for more information about sexual orientation and gender identity? Local support: TriCounty LGBT Alliance and Center for a Non-Violent Community. Check out these support resources: LGBT Veterans Support.
The Trevor Project and Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386 Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860. LGBT National Youth Talkline 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)