Topics :: mental health

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 EDGE | 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 Jason St. Amand | 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 Michelle Lim | 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 Holly Grigg-Spall | 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.

Turn Your Tub Into a Therapeutic Oasis

Wednesday Oct 3, 2012
What could be better after a long day than unwinding in a warm, soothing bath? Indulge in your own therapeutic treatment this season with bath soaks that help relieve pain, congestion, and muscular aches.

New Research: Anti-Gay Bias is Harmful to Health

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Oct 10, 2011
A new study confirms what earlier research demonstrated: Anti-gay bias is harmful not only to the legal and social equality of LGBTs, but also to their mental and physical health.

APA: Let the (Gay and Lesbian) People Wed

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Aug 4, 2011
Saying that gays and lesbians have as much of a need and desire to form stable family units as heterosexuals, the American Psychological Association has adopted a resolution to support marriage equality.