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Mental Health Concerns in LGBTQ People are Exacerbated by Social Distancing and Shelter-in-Place Orders

Mental Health Concerns in LGBTQ People are Exacerbated by Social Distancing and Shelter-in-Place Orders

  We here at IFHP focus a lot of our energy on bringing mental health concerns to light, and most often our spotlight shines on veteran- and service member-related issues. However, too many people in the LGBTQ community suffer the same maladies without the same recognition. June is Pride Month, but due to the pandemic, all of the typical celebrations have been cancelled. This blow to recognition comes on top of months of social isolation and, in some cases, being stuck at home with family members who refuse to accept LGBTQ people or are even openly hostile toward them. It's...

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