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18+ LGBTQ+ Community Empowerment Group


This group allows LGBTQ+ adults working through symptoms of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, trauma related disorders, or other mental health related distress to join together to relieve, reduce and better manage some of their shared symptoms. Stigma based stress, and societal alienation can lead to unique vulnerabilities which elevates risk for depression, anxiety, substance abuse and/or suicidality.  This group uses an LGBTQ Affirmative CBT model based on minority stress to manage and reduce symptoms. Examples of minority stress include stigma, interpersonal stress, romantic relationship stress, family and developmental stress, LGBTQ Community Stress, and Institutional Discrimination like workplace/healthcare, educational/religious discriminations.  The aim is to acknowledge the pain, stand up to stigma, build empowerment and community support. Funded by the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County.


You are beautiful just as you are.

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