Topics :: mental health

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Battle for Mental Health Treatment Coverage

Tuesday Dec 16, 2014
On Sunday, "60 Minutes" revealed how some insurance companies decide to deny coverage for mentally ill patients, with tragic consequences for the patient or to their communities.

Greenhouse Named Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 16, 2014
The Greenhouse, a leading provider of substance abuse treatment services for individuals with drug and/or alcohol addiction in the Dallas are, has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign.

International Medical Manual Entering the Late 20th Century?

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
Break out your platform glitter shoes: The World Health Organization might just be preparing to party like it's 1973.

Health Experts Urge WHO to Remove LGBT ’Disorders’ From ICD

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 3, 2014
As the World Health Organization and the United Nations prepare to release a new edition of their International Classification of Diseases (ICD) guidelines in 2017, health experts have asked them to review and/or remove several "disorders."

Intimate Partner Abuse Linked to Mental Problems in New Mothers

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
A recent study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers.

Funds to Help Hoarders

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Jan 4, 2014
A local organization that assists people with hoarding and cluttering issues is set to receive grant funding to help it determine how to best serve clients, many of who are LGBT.

Philly’s Women’s Therapy Center Celebrates 40 Years

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Dec 9, 2013
On Friday, Dec. 13, the Women’s Therapy Center will celebrate 40 years of serving Philadelphia’s women with low-cost psychotherapy services.

SoCal Doctor Diagnoses Man as ’Chronically Gay’

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Monday Aug 12, 2013
A Southern California doctor diagnosed an openly gay man with "homosexual behavior" during his last checkup, saying the patient should be treated for his "chronic illness."

LGBTs of Color Encouraged To Break Silence on Mental Health Issues

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 4, 2013
On March 22-23, the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition and TOD@S came together in a safe environment to discuss and address the taboos and stigma related to mental health and illness that have persisted in Black and Latino communities.

Trans Health Advocates Think Outside the Lines

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Nov 18, 2012
Advocates for transgender health access came together in Pomona for the 2012 Trans Conference: Outside the Lines, looking at removing the stigma around being trans, and putting an end to pathologizing it.

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