It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago, a lesbian teen asked her church about forming a group that was dedicated to providing a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. We want all past and present HATCHlings to walk with us this June in the Pride Parade. So get out your comfy shoes and let’s make this a Silver Anniversary to remember!
Isolation affects people of all ages. Like their teen counterparts, isolation threatens our senior population. They, too, are at increased risk for suicide. Help is here. We need you.
According to Mental Health America, 1 in 4 people are struggling with anxiety, depression and addiction, yet only half ever seek help. Why is this? In addition to the cost and availability, one of the main reasons is stigma. Many people still consider the need for mental health care as a sign of weakness or failure.
On Wednesday, May 16, the U.S. House of Representatives took us a giant step backward. In a 222 to 205 vote, the House approved a measure that excludes LGBT persons, along with other underserved communities of immigrants and indigenous peoples, from the reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act.
Montrose Counseling Center applauds President Barack Obama for his historic announcement today that he personally supports marriage equality for same-sex couples. According to MCC Executive Director, Ann J. Robison, PhD, “Of particular importance was that the president used the word ‘marriage’ in his support of LGBT equality.”